Brescia will look to get out of the bottom three when they host Torino at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti on Saturday.
After ten games of the season, Brescia find themselves in 19th place. They have played one game fewer than the teams around them, which is a silver lining. Their game against Sassuolo in October was postponed due to the untimely death of Sassuolo owner Giorgio Squinzi. Brescia are on seven points, which is just one less than Genoa in 17th place. It is very tight around the relegation zone, and the three points could see a huge jump for Brescia.
Brescia have not tasted victory since the last week of September. The only points they have claimed in that time came from a goalless draw with Fiorentina. Brescia have lost the last three games. Verona were their opponents last week, and they claimed a 2-1 win. Mario Balotelli scored for Brescia, but his goal was nothing more than a consolation in the end. Brescia had five shots on target in the game, compared to three from Verona.Embed from Getty Images
Brescia have struggled for goals this season, and they have scored 10 in the league. Alfredo Donnarumma is their top-scorer so far with four goals to his name. Balotelli is behind him, as he has netted twice in the league. Eugenio Corini knows that his side needs a win desperately. They have faced some tough opposition recently, but the Torino game is one where a win is within Brescia’s reach.
Torino themselves are 11th in the table as of now. Relegation is not an immediate threat, but their winless run certainly is. Torino’s last win was a 2-1 victory over Milan in the last week of September. Since then, they have lost five games and drawn the other. Torino have scored just thrice in the last six games. In that period, they have conceded a whopping ten goals. Torino have not claimed a single point on the road since a 3-2 win over Atalanta early in the season.Embed from Getty Images
They hosted defending champions Juventus in their last league game. Matthijs de Ligt scored the only goal of the game to hand his side the win. Torino put up a good defensive display, but their resistance finally cracked in the 70th minute. Despite having less of the ball, they had nine efforts on target of their own. Out of those, four were on target.
These two sides have not met in almost a decade, as Brescia were not in the Serie A for that time. They finished first in the Serie B last season to seal promotion to the top flight. Brescia beat Torino 2-1 in their meeting, which came back in 2010.
Brescia vs Torino Prediction
A repeat of that result seems likely, as Torino should get back to winning ways on Saturday. Brescia will prove a tough fight, but Torino should get the three points. The total goals in this one should be under 2.5 as both sides can adopt conservative approaches.