After destroying Sassuolo 6-1 last weekend on home soil, Napoli can’t afford to drop points on Saturday against Torino. Juventus is breathing down their neck sitting just one point behind them. Join our sportsbook and take advantage of the best bonuses and betting markets in the industry.
Torino: Unbeaten in Six Games
Following the late collapse in Bergamo when they failed to secure a two-goal lead against Atalanta being equalized in the last minutes of the game, Torino returned to winning ways last weekend beating Empoli 3-1 on the road with their star striker Andrea Belotti coming off the bench and scoring a hat-trick in the last 15 minutes of the game.
Torino is unbeaten in their last six outings and has drawn with not only Atalanta but also league leaders Milan and Lazio, leaving them 10th in the standings. They took advantage of Sassuolo’s dreadful form with three defeats in a row and managed to leapfrog them in the standings with three rounds to go till the end of the season. Their main objective is to finish the season in the top half of the table but it will be difficult to earn points against Napoli.
Torino’s star striker Andrea Belotti returned from a muscular injury with a bang and will lead the attacking line on Saturday against Napoli. Mohamed Fares, Armando Izzo, and Simone Zaza are all set to be unavailable while Marko Pjaca is doubtful.
It’s important to note that Torino’s victory against Empoli was controversial. The game changed again when Valerio Verre was booked for a high tackle on Pietro Pellegri, a decision changed to a red card following a VAR review, leaving Empoli down to 10 men. A few minutes after Belotti’s first goal, Empoli received a second red conceding two late goals. If you’re soccer betting, don’t just look at the stats but always try to understand the reasons behind that result.
Napoli: Return to Champions League
Napoli salvaged a bit of pride by crushing Sassuolo 6-1 on Saturday to consolidate third place in Serie A and bounce back from a miserable run. Dries Mertens scored a brace, as well as goals from Kalidou Koulibaly, Victor Osimhen, Amir Rrahmani, and Mexico’s Hirving Lozano in a wild performance for Napoli, which went on to lead 4-0 after 21 minutes.
Controversial club president Aurelio De Laurentiis has even gone as far as to apologize to the supporters, who have so often suffered and had their hopes stirred in recent times but always end up watching other teams win the domestic trophies. It is the return of Napoli to the Champions League after a two-year absence when they were playing in the Europa League, that should give them some sort of hope. Mathematically, they are still involved in the title race but with three rounds remaining until the end of the season, they are trailing leaders AC Milan by seven points so they need a miracle to win the title.
Juventus is sitting just one point behind Napoli so the new objective for the visitors is to try and secure the third spot. Luciano Spalletti’s squad has been sent into a training retreat until the end of the current campaign, which concludes with fixtures against three bottom-half clubs. It’s risky to back Napoli and include them in our Soccer picks and parlays just because they bounced back last week but their head-to-head record against their opponents is outstanding.
Torino vs Napoli Head-to-Head
Napoli is unbeaten in their last 13 mutual encounters against Torino winning nine in the process including a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture. They managed to keep clean sheets in each of their previous head-to-heads against Torino. The hosts’ home record is decent, they won eight of their 17 home fixtures allowing just 17 goals in the process. On the other side, Napoli is the second-best team on the road after AC Milan with 11 wins and just two defeats in 17 away games. They scored 33 goals, an average of almost two goals during the process.
Torino vs Napoli Game Information
- Game: Torino (12-11-12) vs Napoli (21-7-7)
- Location: Stadio Olimpico di Torino (Turin)
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 7, 9:00 a.m. ET
- Torino vs Napoli Live stream: fubo.tv
Torino vs Napoli Betting Lines
Torino vs Napoli Predictions
The visitors enter this fixture as favorites being priced at -105 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
Despite their brilliant head-to-head record against Torino, we will avoid a bet on Napoli. Their season is almost over, they are almost out of the title race, they booked their Champions League spot and they are now playing just for pride and trying to keep Juventus behind them. The inconsistency has always been their main issue and we can’t risk a straight bet on them. On top of that, Torino enters this match in good shape and they might win at least one point.
Still, Napoli’s attacking firepower should be the key to this clash. They are packed with talented players with great pace and creativity and they should have enough to score at least two goals on their own.