Napoli vs Torino
Italy Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Naples.
Napoli dropped important points as they fell victims to Inter Milan (1-0) and Lazio (2-0) on the road. They now host struggling Torino for their Matchday 14 clash and hope to end the unwanted streak, dropping the top 4 spot but sitting just a point behind Roma and four behind 3rd placed Juventus.
Partenopei have been tougher to cope with in Naples and we’ve seen them beat Rijeka (2-0), Roma (4-0), and Sampdoria (2-1) since late November while only Real Sociedad (1-1) left unbeaten with a late goal along the way. They will now want more and will want to justify the role of heavy favourites on Wednesday evening.
Indeed, Torino have struggled for points but will be no easy rivals to deal with. They sit in the relegation zone and have a 1-1 draw against Bologna behind them, seen just days after what ended a comfortable loss at Roma (3-1). Toro have been scoring (and conceding) numbers of goals on the regular and this promises an exciting challenge at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium too.
Napoli vs Torino Head-to-head
- The sides haven’t met in almost ten months, as Napoli last beat Torino (2-1) back in February.
- We’ve seen two goalless draws beforehand, to interrupt a streak of high-scoring head-to-head clashes we’ve been used to.
- Torino last beat Napoli in 2015, with seven losses and three draws seen in ten matchups since.
Napoli vs Torino Prediction
We will back Napoli to build on such head-to-head records on Wednesday too but we feel we’re in for another thriller in Naples. We’re going for a Home win and a YES on Both teams to score, which comes at 2.75 and looks like the best approach to the fixture at this point.
Indeed, Torino promise a lot in the final third and with that in mind, Napoli could be forced to outgun them if they’re to secure the points. We are thus also backing a high-scoring contest here and going for Over 2.5 Goals FT as a real banker bet at 1.50. Gattuso’s men have had no trouble scoring here and we hope they have what it takes to do so once again!
Napoli vs Torino Bet Tips
Home win & BTTS @ 2.75
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 1.50.