Torino awaits Napoli in what might be one of the games with the most significant impacts on the final standings. The hosts are fighting to survive in the league, and are currently above the relegation zone, but with the same number of points as Benevento, who sits first under the red line. Solid performances in the last few games saw them improving the prospects for keeping the Serie A status. Meanwhile, Napoli pursuits one of the spots that lead to the UEFA Champions League next season. Gattuso’s guys are three steps behind Juve and AC Milan, but have a game in hand. If they win in Turin, the Parthenopeans will stay in the race.
Torino (+300) didn’t lose for four straight, collecting 8 points during that span and winning two games, against Udinese on the road, 0-1, and at home to AS Roma, 3-1. This match saw the Bulls coming back from behind after trailing at halftime.
Last week, Torino visited Bologna and managed to take one point back home, 1-1. It was a hard-fought match, with the guests having more chances, but without proper execution.
When looking at the efficiency of the Bulls’ matches, one thing is frequent – both teams scoring. In the last eight six ended with goals on both ends of the field. Five of those clashes saw over 2.5 goals.
Napoli (-115) lost only to Juventus in the previous 11 games played. The Parthenopeans posted two draws and eight wins during this span, usually scoring two or more goals.
Gattuso’s unit hit full speed in late February. The reason for that are the excellent performances of the offensive part of the crew. Though, we need to add that the backline does its part of the job correctly, having four clean sheets throughout these 11 above-mentioned matches.
Napoli plays well on the road, and the recent results are very good when looking at the rivals’ names. Apart from losing to Juve in Turin, they defeated Roma, AC Milan, and Sampdoria, which is very respectable.
An exceptionally good thing for the home team is the fact that all the players are ready for this match.
On the other side, Napoli will miss three important individuals. Ghoulam, Manolas, and Ospina won’t be in the protocol.
Head to Head Games
The first game of the year at San Paolo ended without winners, 1-1. Izzo scored for the guests who had the lead up until the second minute of the stoppage time once Lorenzo Insigne leveled the result.
Also, we need to say that Torino didn’t defeat Napoli since 2015. Previously, the Bulls’ won against their rivals from the south in 2009.
Napoli needs to attack because they have nothing to wait for in tonight’s event. Three points are a must for Gattuso’s guys in this event. Meanwhile, Torino likes to play against open-minded and offensive teams. They have solid attackers who can score against almost every defense.
Both teams to score is our recommendation for this event. The odds (-160) are quite solid, so why not go with it. We would also suggest avoiding betting on the final score, because this one could go either way.
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