Napoli vs Torino
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
Napoli failed to break the deadlock past Fiorentina in last weekend’s goalless draw at Stadio Artemio Franchi. They thus allowed runaway leaders Juventus to escape to an eleven-point gap at the top of the standings. Partinopei are, however, also nine points clear off the third-placed Inter meaning they are pretty much lock at the second position at the moment.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men will head into the last game of Sunday’s Serie A program high on confidence after beating Swiss Super League side urich 1-3 on the road in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 round tie. They also showed a decent display in the previous home fixture in the league, dispatching top-half Sampdoria 3-0 at San Paolo. We thus have to see Partinopei as clear favourites to claim spoils here against Torino even though the visitors were fairly tough to break down in their most recent set of fixtures.
Napoli vs Torino: Head-to-head
Torino did not represent a serious opposition to Napoli over the past couple of years.
Partinopei won six and drew one of past seven meetings with Torino.
Napoli bagged two or more goals in each of last seven ties against Il Toro.
Four or more goals were scored in six of past seven H2H games between these two likes.
Napoli vs Torino: Prediction
Il Toro climbed up to 8th position in the Serie A standings thanks to a thread of two wins and a draw in last three rounds. They did not concede a single goal along the way, but such fine defensive form will be on a serious test when they come face to face with one of the deadliest attacking line-ups in the league.
Walter Mazzarri’s troops also lost just one of 12 away matches in the competition (as many as nine draws in the process). Nonetheless, Napoli were also almost impeccable in front of the home fans with ten wins and two draws in twelve league affairs at San Paolo.
Much like Torino, Napoli kept three straight clean sheets in Serie A which is why we fancy the Under 3.5 goals FT bet at 1.44 in spite of the high-scoring tradition in head to head matches.
Napoli vs Torino: Bet Tips
Napoli to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.44 (4/9).