Torino vs Atalanta
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.
Fifth-placed Bergamese will be eager to bounce back from a shocking home defeat to SPAL and end their bad run at Turin’s Olimpico vs Granata.
Torino vs Atalanta: Match Preview
The notoriously unpredictable Granata failed to land their third consecutive Serie A win as they fell to a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Sassuolo.
To be fair, Walter Mazzarri probably prepped his boys for Berardi-less Neroverdi, but his two-match ban was reduced a day before the game, and he ended up scoring the winning goal. Madness.
Torino, now sitting at 9th position, head into this match having won four of their last seven Serie A outings.
Il Toro have earned fourteen points from ten home matches this season, netting a goal per bout and conceding 1.20 in return. They have beaten Bologna 1-0 in their latest home fixture.
The Bergamese will be eager to bounce back from a shocking 1-2 home defeat to, back then, last-placed SPAL. Prior to that, La Dea enjoyed three-game winning run at the Gewiss Stadium and won three of the last six league matches.
With 35 points on the board, Atalanta have slipped to fifth place in the standings as Roma smashed Genoa 3-1 to move into Champions League spot.
Atalanta are one of the most dangerous away sides in the competition with five wins, four draws and one defeat, averaging impressive 2.10 goals scored per bout, whilst allowing 1.20.
Torino vs Atalanta: Team News & Predicted Starting Lineups
The home side will be without several regulars as Simone Zaza (13 games,3 goals) and Ansaldi (13/4) are on the treatment table, while Rincon (17/1) and Aina (17/0) are suspended.
Torino (3-5-2): Sirigu – Djidji, Nkoulou, Izzo – Laxalt, D.Silvestri, Baselli, Lukic – Berenguer, Verdi – Belotti.
Timoty Castagne (13/1) will be evaluated before the match – there are no suspensions to report from the Atalanta camp.
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Gollini – Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti – Gosens, Hateboer, D.Roon, Pasalic – Gomez – Ilicic, Zapata.
Torino vs Atalanta: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (37 games): Torino 13 Wins, Atalanta 13 Wins, 11 Draws.
- Torino have 8-5-5 record at Olimpico vs La Dea.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in five of the last seven H2H meetings.
- The Granata are riding a seven-game unbeaten streak against Atalanta at this venue.
- Torino have beaten Atalanta 3-2 in the reverse fixture.
Torino vs Atalanta: Prediction
Torino managed to shut down Atalanta’s ferocious attack last season, beating them 2-0 at home and drawing 0-0 in Bergamo, but their September clash at Ennio Tardini was quite different as we’ve seen five goals, three in La Dea’s net.
I’m positive Saturday’s match will be just as exciting, so I’m picking BTTS – Yes as my main bet.
Lastly, I’ll pick the guests to net two or more. I don’t think they will be affected by last week’s defeat – they had an off day and it’s time to move on. Atalanta have scored two goals or more in seven of their ten away games this season.
Torino vs Atalanta: Betting Tips
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.65
Atalanta To Score Over 1.5 Goals @ 1.61.