Torino vs Atalanta
Italy Serie A
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande, Torino.
Atalanta was a true breath of fresh air both to Italian and European football. We truly enjoyed their aggressive style of football and numerous games with high number of goals. They are starting the new Serie A campaign this Saturday on the road against Torino.
The game almost got postponed because home squad have a couple players tested positive to covid19, but Italian Football Association decided to quarantine the players and continue with the match.
This has lowered odds on Atalanta’s victory to 1.66. Also, Torino were defeated in the opening round by Fiorentina and bad results during the pre-season period.
Torino vs Atalanta Head-to-head
It will take some time for Torino’s fans to forget the embarrassment caused by Atalanta in the previous season. Torino lost the home fixture in January 0-7! However, in the first meeting earlier the Bulls took a surprising 3-2 win in Bergamo.
There were 38 total matches so far between these opponents. Atalanta have a narrow 14-13 lead in terms of victories.
Seven out of the last nine head to head meetings ended either BTTS or Over 2.5 goals FT.
Torino vs Atalanta Prediction
As mentioned above, Torino have been extremely inconsistent in test games against lower division opponents. For example they have lost a game to Pro Vercelli 1-2, while the duel against Pro Patria ended without a winner 1-1. The last victory achieved was in late August against Novara.
Marco Giampaolo’s men ended the previous Serie A campaign in poor 16th place, just five points above the relegation zone. Board has spent over 36 million EUR on new acquisitions – Simone Verdi, Ricardo Rodriguez, Karol Linetty and Mergim Vojvoda.
Gian Piero Gasperini is surely happy that Atalanta kept the core of their roster. The only player who had a big role in last season’s results and left is Timothy Castagne to Leicester City.
Team from Bergamo looked unstoppable during the pre-season, winning all four games and scoring 15 goals. We don’t see Torino stopping Gasperini’s train this Saturday.
Torino vs Atalanta Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.66
Luis Muriel to score at anytime @ 2.00.