Torino – Napoli SOCCER PICKS
Torino and Napoli meet at Stadio Olimpico di Torino, in a match for the 5 th round of Serie A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 matches . In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 12-16-2017, for Serie A, which ended with Napoli’s victory by (1-3). The goals of the match were scored by A. Belotti (63 ‘), for Torino, and K. Koulibaly (4’), P. Zieliński (25 ‘) and M. Hamšík (30’), for Napoli. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 5 points won, after 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against SPAL, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Udinese by (1-1). 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, 7 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Torino has won 7, tied 1 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
The Torino is a club that has already won the Serie A TIM (Italian Championship) seven times, with the most recent title being won in 1975/76, as well as having five Coppa Italia titles and one European League final, in the season of 1991/92. Last season, the team finished the national championship in the ninth position, being quite far from the qualifying zone for European competitions and this season the team is making an irregular start, winning five of the twelve points played. In the last five games that Torino played at home, counting only the national championship, four suffered goals. We believe that in this match, Torino, although playing at home, will have difficulties to sustain the attack of Naples and will end up being defeated.
The away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sampdoria, by (3-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Fiorentina, by (1-0). 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 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the UEFA Champions League, they tied with the Crvena Zvezda away by (0-0). In the last 10 away matches Napoli has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
Napoli is a club that has won two Serie A TIM titles in its history, but its last title was conquered in the distant 1989/90 season, as well as having five Italian Cup titles and one league title. Europe. Last season, the team finished the national championship in second place, only four points behind the first classified and champion, Juventus, and this season has been making a good start, winning nine of the twelve points already played. In the last five games that the Naples played as a visitor, counting only the national championship, in three managed to score goals. We believe that in this match the Napoli, in addition to having enough quality to score goals, will get out with a positive result, to have a quality staff superior to Torino.