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Serie A | Gameweek 15
Dec 10, 2023 at 11.30am UK
Stadio Benito Stirpe
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Frosinone
0 - 0
Torino

Oyono (9'), Jorge (16'), Garritano (57')
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Rodriguez (45+3'), Ilic (56'), Tameze (57')

Preview: Frosinone vs. Torino - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday's Serie A clash between Frosinone and Torino, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

A fearsome prospect on home turf, Frosinone tackle Torino at Stadio Benito Stirpe in Serie A's Sunday lunchtime kickoff.

Five wins from seven at their headquarters have seen the Canarini establish themselves in mid-table following promotion; meanwhile, Toro sit one point above their hosts following Monday's win against Atalanta BC.


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Frosinone fans before a match in 2019© Reuters

Although they were beaten 3-1 by AC Milan last time out, with only Marco Brescianini's late consolation to show for their trip north to San Siro, Frosinone have already made a substantial impact on Italy's top flight, having been crowned Serie B champions last season.

Following 14 rounds of action, only Scudetto contenders Juventus had picked up more points at home than the Canarini's tally of 16, and the last promoted team to post more from their first eight home games was Verona back in 2013.

Eusebio Di Francesco's men may have lost each of their last five away fixtures in Serie A, but they did beat Torino 2-1 in last month's Coppa Italia tie between the sides in Turin - and the teams now reconvene at Stadio Stirpe, where the hosts hold no fears.

Such sparkling home form has propelled Frosinone away from the relegation zone, and approaching the midpoint of their comeback campaign, Di Francesco's youthful side are in good shape to survive.

The Lazio-based club's goalscorers have an average age of just 23 years and 127 days this season - the lowest in Serie A since Lecce 19 years ago - and Juventus loanee Matias Soule has been to the fore, scoring six league goals so far.

Torino coach Ivan Juric before the match on October 7, 2023© Reuters

In four previous visits to Stadio Stirpe across both Serie A and B, Torino have lost only once - and all four of their top-flight contests against Frosinone have ended in victory.

Therefore, the Granata will have history on their side this weekend, as they aim to pull clear of their mid-table rivals and stay in the mix for European qualification.

Following Monday's 3-0 defeat of Atalanta, in which ex-Nerazzurri striker Duvan Zapata struck twice against his former club, Torino have now won three of their last five league matches, having failed to taste success in any of the previous quintet.

Such a fine result not only pulled Toro within one point of La Dea but also took them back into the top half of the Serie A standings - only four points shy of Italy's top six.

Head coach Ivan Juric always demands more from his squad, and having improved the Granata's fortunes after working wonders at Hellas Verona, his ultimate goal is to see Torino return to continental competition. With that in mind, securing a third away win of the season will be Toro's sole target on Sunday.

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Team News

Frosinone coach Eusebio Di Francesco reacts on December 2, 2023© Reuters

In addition to suspended midfielder Enzo Barrenechea, Frosinone could be without several other players this weekend, causing coach Eusebio Di Francesco to shuffle his starting XI.

Either Luca Garritano or Marco Brescianini should step into the hosts' midfield as cover for the Juventus loanee, while Riccardo Marchizza, Luca Mazzitelli and Real Madrid-owned Reinier are also sidelined.

Main man Matias Soule will be available, though, and can aim to build on becoming the first under-21 player to score at least six goals for a promoted team since 2013, when Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi's Serie A bow brought no less than 16.

Meanwhile, Torino's top goal threat Duvan Zapata is set to partner Antonio Sanabria in the visitors' attack, having scored five times in just three previous league meetings with Frosinone.

Dutch defender Perr Schuurs is out for the season with an ACL injury, Pietro Pellegri may not be back in action until next week's home game against Empoli, and Nemanja Radonjic's participation remains in doubt due to a disciplinary issue.

As Karol Linetty must serve a suspension for yellow-card accumulation, Samuele Ricci should return to the starting XI, featuring alongside midfield mainstay Ivan Ilic in the visitors' engine room.


Frosinone possible starting lineup:
Turati; Monterisi, Okoli, Romagnoli, Oyono; Gelli, Bourabia, Brescianini; Soule, Cheddira, Ibrahimovic

Torino possible starting lineup:
Milinkovic-Savic; Tameze, Buongiorno, Rodriguez; Bellanova, Ricci, Ilic, Vojvoda; Vlasic; Sanabria, Zapata


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We say: Frosinone 1-2 Torino

Although they tend to excel at home, Frosinone have also conceded quite a few goals at Stadio Stirpe, and in-form Torino could take advantage of any lapses. Toro have been missing a reliable front line to finish off their approach play, but if Zapata and Sanabria can stay fit, they should push even further up the table.


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