Hot Streak at Risk
Napoli is one of two Italian Serie A teams that remain undefeated. The Azzurri share first place with the other one, better known as Atalanta, while Udinese is only one point behind. That’s why Napoli can’t afford to lose against Torino.
Speaking of Torino, the Maroons had a great start to the season, but they have only won one of their last four games. Losing on Saturday could make them fall out of the top 10. That makes them a tempting online gambling underdog, especially at +450.
Napoli: Beyond the Serie A
Napoli owns a 5-2-0 record, 15 goals for and only five against. Most recently, they visited AC Milan and won 2-1. Curiously enough, the Azzurri lost possession and took fewer shots on target, but they were more effective in front of the goal. Matteo Politano and Giovani Simeone were the scorers.
Napoli is also having a successful campaign in the UEFA Champions League. They are atop the standings in Group A after crushing Liverpool (4-1) and Rangers (3-0). Next week, they’ll pay a visit to Ajax.
Jvicha Kvaratsjelia is the team’s top scorer with four goals. He’s followed by Kim Min-Jae, Victor Osimhen and Matteo Politano, each with two goals. In other words, Azzurri truly believes in the concept of a team effort.
All of the above is more than enough for the Azzurri to be in control of the soccer lines at -165. That means you would need to invest $165 to win $100. Considering they haven’t lost in their last 13 home games in all competitions, that’s not bad.
Torino: Determined to Bounce Back
Torino started the season with a 2-1-0 record. Since then, the Maroons are 1-0-3. Most recently, they lost 1-0 to Sassuolo at home. It seemed the match was going to end in a goalless draw, but Agustin Martinez scored in the 93rd minute.
Prior to that, the Maroons visited Inter Milan and put up a really good fight. Nevertheless, they ended up losing 1-0 as well. Marcelo Brozovic scored the winning goal with only one minute left to the end. Summing up, the Maroons need to get better at closing deals.
If Napoli have Kvaratsjelia, Torino have Nikola Vlasic. The Croatian is the team’s top scorer with three goals and the main reason for you to consider including them in your soccer picks. Last week, he contributed Croatia to reach the UEFA Nations League Final Four.
The Maroons have lost only three of their last 12 Serie A games on the road. They scored in nine of those games and finished with a clean sheet three times. They drew to powerhouses like Juventus, Atalanta and Lazio.
Napoli vs Torino Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 144
- Napoli Victories: 50 (180 goals)
- Torino Victories: 36 (157 goals)
- Draws: 58
Last season, these two met twice and Napoli won both by the same score (1-0). First, the Azzurri won at home thanks to a goal scored by Victor Osimhen in the 81st minute. They could have been winning long before, but Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty shot in the first half.
Later, in Torino, Fabian Ruiz scored the winning goal. Believe it or not, Insigne missed another penalty, this time in the second half.
As you can see, matches between these two are usually very close. In fact, the total has gone under in six of their last 10 meetings.
Napoli vs Torino Match Information
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 1st
- Time: 9 a.m. ET
- Location: Diego Maradona Stadium, Naples
- Napoli vs Torino Live stream: fubo.tv
Napoli vs Torino Betting Lines
Napoli vs Torino Prediction
Let’s cut to the chase: Torino won’t be pulling off the upset. Napoli is in the zone and they’ve been an even more reliable betting online pick when playing at home. That doesn’t mean the Maroons won’t put up a good fight. Two of their three defeats were only by one goal and they’ve been recognized as one of the best teams when it comes to playing in counter-attack.
Score Prediction: Napoli 1, Torino 0