Roma need a win to keep the pressure on leaders juventus
Torino v Roma - Sunday 11:30, BT Sport Europe
Torino have had a couple of 0-0 draws in their last two games to leave them down in 14th as they’ve managed only one win so far. Roma, meanwhile, bounced back from a 1-0 defeat at Fiorentina as they beat Crotone 4-0 at home to leave them two points behind Juve at the top of the table.
Torino’s long-time manager Giampiero Ventura left to take the Italy job from Antonio Conte after the Euros and Sinisa Mihajlovic has had a tough time replacing him so far, despite having played three sides that are currently in the bottom four. Their home record is W7-D7-L7 since the start of last season while they lost three of their games against the top-four last term, trailing at the break in each of these defeats, though they did manage to net in three of these four games.
Having won seven of their final eight away games last term, Roma are yet to win on the road this term and are now without a clean sheet in their last nine on the road. However, they let a 2-0 lead slip at Cagliari in their opening road game before losing that tricky fixture at Fiorentina. We expect them to get their first away win of the season here against a struggling Torino side and the fact that the hosts have failed to score in their last two puts us off backing them to find the net in defeat. So instead we’re backing Roma to be ahead at half-time and full-time.