In-form Torino will be eager to pull off the upset on Sunday when they travel to play AS Roma in the last match before the World Cup break. Live bet on the Italian top-flight league by using our sportsbook.
AS Roma: Inconsistent
Jose Mourinho was livid after the 1-1 draw at Mapei Stadium, as Tammy Abraham had opened the scoring with a strong header, only for Andrea Pinamonti to equalize five minutes later. We called it once again. For the second time in a row, we went with under 2½ goals, and we cashed.
The Special One blamed Rick Karsdorp after Roma‘s draw against Sassuolo, and so did Italian media that described the Dutch full-back as distracted. But it’s more than that. Roma is struggling in the final third. They have no plan B, but they are also missing many important players. That’s why we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Star striker Paulo Dybala is still out, Lorenzo Pellegrini got injured last weekend against Lazio, while Leonardo Spinazzola, Ebrima Darboe, and Georginio Wijnaldum are still recovering from their respective injuries. The draw against Sassuolo has consequences for the Giallorossi’s top-four aspirations; after losing two of their last four league games, as many as in the previous 13, they now occupy sixth place. Already 12 points adrift of leaders Napoli, they have slipped behind Lazio and Derby d’Italia victors Juventus.
Torino: Great Run of Form
Torino saw their three-match winning streak come to an end last weekend as they fell to a 2-1 defeat away to Bologna, but they immediately bounced back, beating Sampdoria 2-0 in the midweek action. Just inside the top half of the table is the exact position Torino finished last season, with the aim now to push toward the host of big Italian clubs fighting for European spots.
Trying to break into that top six or seven in the league looks like a big ask as they are still six points behind sixth-placed AS Roma, but a direct win on Sunday will definitely see them climb the standings. A slight distraction has been provided for the hosts in the build-up to this game with reports that coach Ivan Juric is being considered for the Nottingham Forest managerial job if Steve Cooper is fired over the World Cup break.
Torino striker Pietro Pellegri was forced off after just four minutes against Bologna on the weekend and is set to be out until after the World Cup break with an ankle injury. Juric will also be without ex-Fulham full-back Ola Aina due to a tendon injury and forward Antonio Sanabria with a calf strain. We don’t expect them to pull off the upset, so if you’re betting online, don’t rush backing them, but we believe they should have enough to return home with one point.
AS Roma vs Torino Head-to-Head
AS Roma won four of their last five matches against Torino, including a double victory last season, keeping two clean sheets in the process. We’ve seen at least three goals on the scoresheet in four of their last five head-to-heads. AS Roma won just three of their six home domestic fixtures this term, while Torino allowed 12 goals in seven road games.
AS Roma vs Torino Match Information
- Game: AS Roma (8-2-4) vs Torino (3-5-6)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
- AS Roma vs Torino Live stream: fubo.tv
AS Roma vs Torino Betting Lines
AS Roma vs Torino Picks & Prediction
Mourinho teams usually get a reputation for low-scoring games, which is certainly the case for Roma this season. The Giallorossi have scored the fewest goals in the top half of the table, aside from Torino, so we expect another low-scoring match. Ivan Juric must raise his players for one more fixture before the break and keep this team in a good place going into the second half of the season.
AS Roma is listed at -120 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Roma, you have a chance to win $83. Torino is +350, offering a chance to win $350 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives AS Roma a 54.55% chance to win, with Torino at 22.22%.