When the Main Goal is to Finish in the Top 10
The Italian Serie A title race is a matter of two. All UEFA Champions League spots have been taken. Therefore, Hellas Verona vs Torino made this week’s cut. Don’t underestimate them, we’re talking about ninth place vs tenth place. In other words, we expect a highly entertaining match.
The Yellow and Blues, who are the betting online favorites at +130, could secure a spot in the top 10 with a victory. On the other hand, the Maroons need the victory to keep hope alive.
Verona Scared AC Milan
Last weekend, Hellas Verona faced AC Milan, the team sitting in first place. The Yellow and Blues started winning with a goal from Marco Faraoni, but they couldn’t keep up. The Rossoneri ended up winning 3-1, however, they managed to seal the deal until the last five minutes.
That result killed Verona’s hope to qualify for the UEFA Europa League. Now, as mentioned before, the Yellow and Blues’ main goal is to secure a spot in the top 10.
The Yellow and Blues have been a more productive soccer pick when playing at home, where they own a 9-3-6 record. They’re 4-1-2 in their last six games at Marcantonio Bentegodi. Both losses were against teams sitting in the top three. The Yellow and Blues scored in all six games and finished with a clean sheet twice.
Giovanni Simeone is another huge reason for you to consider including Verona in your wagering ticket. He’s the team’s top scorer, fourth in the league, with 16 goals. In fact, Simeone is expected to sign with a bigger club during the offseason.
No major injuries to report here. Verona has no excuses to not go all-in in its last home game of the season.
Torino Fought Bravely
Last weekend, Torino lost 1-0 to Napoli, the team sitting in third place. The Maroons’ resistance lasted until the 73rd minute when Fabian Pena scored the lone goal. The Spaniard did it after a great individual play.
Prior to that defeat, Torino went undefeated for six straight games. That includes drawing to AC Milan (0-0), Lazio (1-1), and Atalanta (4-4). The games against Lazio and Atalanta were on the road.
That’s what makes Torino a tempting online gambling underdog, especially at +210. Your payout could end up being $310 (based on a $100 bet). Want more? The Maroons only lost one of their last six games on the road. They scored in four of those games and finished with a clean sheet twice.
Losing to Hellas Verona could make them fall to eleventh place. That’s why they hope for Andrea Belotti to have a good day. He’s the team’s top scorer with eight goals. The good news is that he’s highly motivated after scoring a hat-trick against Empoli (3-1). That was Torino’s last victory.
Verona vs Torino Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 72
- Hellas Verona Victories: 16 (73 goals)
- Torino Victories: 29 (88 goals)
- Draws: 27
The first meeting between the two was a close one that Torino ended up winning 1-0. Tommaso Pobega scored the lone goal. That wasn’t a bad result for Hellas Verona considering that the Yellow and Blues played with 10 players for 75 minutes. Giangiacomo Magnani got a red card.
We’re talking about a very even series. Seven of the last 10 encounters between the two finished with a draw. During that span, Torino averaged 1.5 goals per game, while Hellas Verona averaged 1.3.
Verona vs Torino Game Information
- Date: Saturday, May 14th. 2022.
- Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Marcantonio Bentegodi, Verona
- Verona vs Torino Live Stream: fuboTV
Verona vs Torino Betting Lines
Verona vs Torino Prediction
The best thing about this game is that both will play without pressure. You can expect both to score, enough for the total to go over. Also, expect Hellas Verona to be the one that contributes the most for that to happen. Simeone is followed by Gianluca Caprari with 12 goals and Antonin Barak with 11. That’s just too much for Torino to handle. The best soccer betting advice includes Verona’s total going over.
Score Prediction: Hellas Verona 2, Torino 1
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