Torino vs Atalanta
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (Turin).
Torino host Atalanta in a very interesting tie between two top half outfits on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts could move lock on points with La Dea with a victory here. It would bring Il Toro to the battle for European spots next season.
On the other hand, Atalanta’s ambitions of challenging the Champions League football next season suffered a massive blow last Sunday when they fell 1-3 at home to direct rivals Milan.
Can Gianpiero Gasperini’s men find the way to bounce back after such defeat on this tough travel?
They will have a very tough task if we know Torino took their defensive displays to a whole new level in the most recent set of fixtures.
The hosts are unbeaten in last four league games and they did not concede a single goal in the process.
It’s an impressive thread if we know they played the likes of Inter (third-placed) and Napoli (second-placed) among others along the way.
Torino vs Atalanta: Head-to-head
Atalanta lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into 36th meeting with Il Toro.
La Dea won two and drew three of past five ties against Torino.
Just one of last four H2H meetings saw three or more goals scored.
Teams shared spoils in a goalless draw when they met each other in the first half of the season in Bergamo.
Torino vs Atalanta: Prediction
Atalanta were on a three-win thread prior to the aforementioned 1-3 defeat to Milan in the previous round. They conceded only one goal during the winning streak. We could thus expect strong defensive performances from both sides given they were hard to break down in recent weeks.
We also know the first H2H encounter in this term of Serie A produced no goals at all. The draw generally looks to be the most likable of three outcomes and we will back it as the alternative betting option at the odds of 3.25.
Torino vs Atalanta: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw @ 3.25 (9/4).