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Still precariously placed with six matches to go – as they still have a game in hand on their nearest relegation rivals – much-improved Torino have finally found their feet on home soil, just as their campaign reaches its climax.
Both of Il Toro’s home wins in Serie A this season have come since the start of March, with current coach Davide Nicola in charge.
They now face a downtrodden Parma side – who have all but been condemned to second-tier football next term – having beaten both Sassuolo and Roma, plus drawn against old foes Juventus, in three of their last four games in Turin.
Though they were unable to pick up a third home success last time out against Napoli, it is apparent that Nicola’s men have forged a clear identity in recent weeks and will be confident of posting a third win in five outings against opponents deep in disarray.
Star striker Andrea Belotti has suffered a dry spell of late – drawing another blank in the 2-0 reverse last week – as his team were unable to recover from a sluggish start, with Tiemeoue Bakayoko’s spectacular early goal being followed by Napoli’s second just minutes later.
The Euros-bound forward may need to find his shooting boots sharpish, as Torino are yet to face Milan and Lazio before the season’s end, and with a potential winner-takes-all encounter with Benevento set for the final day, there remains much at stake.
This week, the Granata will also want to overcome a bizarre record of failure on one particular weekday: they have only won once in their last 12 league games played on a Monday.