Torino vs Lazio this Sunday’s match for the final day of the Serie A, Italian Championship.
By being by Empoli 4-1 on Sunday, May 19, in the penultimate round of the Italian championship, Torino ended their hopes of reaching a place in the Europa League. The game interrupted an unbeaten sequence that reached eight games.
They are now parked with 60 points, occupying seventh place in the Serie A qualifying table. They are three points away from Roma, sixth and last team in the elite squad.
Although it can match the capital’s team in the points, it will not be able to overcome it, since they take advantage in the direct confrontation, which is the first criterion of tie-breaker.
They were defeated by the Romans, 3 to 2, in their rival’s stadium, in the second round, and in the first round, in Turin, they lost by 1 to 0.
In this way, the meeting this Sunday will only serve for the club to defend the seventh position. As the home team, Torino even has a top campaign. It is the sixth best in the ranking of home owners. Out of the 54 points that they disputed in the condition of home team, they managed to collect 35.
Lazio secured their season success by winning the Italian Cup title on Wednesday, May 15, defeating Atalanta 2-0 in the final. It was a turnaround in a campaign that floundered with failure all year long.
The Roman team were eliminated in the Europa League, for which they only to qualify as a “bonus” for having won the Cup title, and failed to consolidate in the top positions of the Italian League.
With 59 points, they reach the final round in the eighth position with the possibility of climbing, at most, one position.
Their visitor campaign is significantly superior. In the Serie A ranking, that only takes into account the results that the teams obtain outside their domains, Lazio is in fifth position. Out of the 54 points that they disputed in the condition of visitor, they managed to collect 27.
Lazio’s 3-2 home draw with Bologna on the previous day showed that the Roman team relaxed after winning the Italian Cup title. Acting out of their stadium, the trend is for disinterest to increase. Thus, the prognostic in the success of Torino is the best option for this Sunday’s match for the final day of the Italian Championship.