Torino – Chievo SOCCER PICKS
Torino and Chievo meet at Stadio Olimpico di Torino, in a match for the 26 th round of Serie A. Torino won by (0-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 30-09 -2018. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. But the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, in 19- 11-2017, for Serie A, the two teams tied by (1-1). D. Baselli (33 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Torino, and P. Hetemaj (14′), for Chievo. Attention to the home factor, since the Torino usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 9 wins, 11 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 7 th position, with 38 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Atalanta, by (2-0), after in the previous match they have tied (0-0) in a match against Napoli. 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. In the last 10 home league matches Torino has a record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 19 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, record a sequence of 4 victories in their last home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (5 out of 12 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 12 matches they played ended in Under 1,5 goals. In 25 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 12 home matches for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: they scored 7 of their 17 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘) and 7 of their 17 goals between (46′-60’).
The Torino enters this motivated encounter, after a home win, 2-0, in the reception to Atalanta: Izzo and Iago Falqué marked the goals of the victory. The local team usually acts in a 5-3-2, favoring a faster style of play, being the two most advanced pieces Belotti and Iago Falqué. The man responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team is Lukic. The coach must have all players available for this game.
After 1 win, 10 draws and 14 losses, the away team is currently in the 20th position, with 10 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Udinese, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Genoa, by (0-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 5 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 10 goals scored and 32 conceded; against 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 26 conceded. In the last 10 away matches for the championship, Chievo has 4 draws and 6 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 12 away matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 12 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 4 of its last 25 games for Serie A, of these 4 it reached the break in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 25 matches in this tournament, suffered the first goal 17 times and never got the comeback. In the last 12 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Chievo enters this match after a home draw, to zero, at the reception to Genoa. The visiting team usually acts in a traditional 4-4-2, favoring a faster style of play, attacking in a less organized way, through the side runners. In this tactical drawing, the two most advanced men will be Stepinski and Meggiorini. In the midfield it is possible for Rigoni, Kiyine, Léris and Hetemaj to act. The technician of the strangers will not be able to count on Andrea Seculin and Sergio Pellissier, to be injured.