Torino – Atalanta SOCCER PICKS
Torino and Atalanta meet at Stadio Olimpico di Torino, in a match for the 25 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 26-09-2018, the two teams tied (0-0) ). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 1 and drew 3. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 02-12-2017 , for Serie A, the two teams tied by (1-1). N. N’Koulou (45 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Torino, and J. Iličić (54′), for Atalanta. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 35 points won, after 8 wins, 11 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Udinese, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Napoli, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 10 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Torino won 19 points out of 30 possible, after 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 1-0 (4 out of 11 matches). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 24 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 8 matches they suffered in the first goal. In the last 11 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The Torino enters this game after a stranger draw, to zero, in the displacement to the land of Naples. The local team usually acts in a 5-3-2, favoring a faster style of play, being that the two most advanced pieces are Belotti and Álex Berenguer. The person responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team is the Venezuelan Rincón. The coach must have all players available for this game.
The away team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 38 points won, after 11 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against SPAL, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Milan, by (1-3). This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last away game in this competition, they have won by (0-1) against Cagliari. In his last 10 away matches for the championship Atalanta has 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, so he has won 19 points out of 30 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 12 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 24 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 12 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Atalanta enters this unmotivated round, after a snub at home, 1-3, at the reception to Milan. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, favoring a more defensive style of play, attacking through the lateral corridors. Atalanta is a team that likes to play in their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does so through the left flank, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by Castagne. For this game the foreign technician will not be able to count on Marco Varnier, for being injured. It should be noted that Marten De Roon will also be unavailable, because he is suspended.