Torino vs Crotone
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (Turin).
Torino have finally ended the poor four-loss run after the international break. They’ve done it in some style, trashing Cagliari 0-4 away at Sardegna Arena. Iago Falque ended his spell of a rather mediocre shape by breaking the deadlock and he now has 10 goals to his name in this term of Serie A (team’s top scorer). Substitutes Adem Ljajic and Joel Obi were also on target, just as the left winger Cristian Ansaldi.
Il Toro still sit 10th in the league ladder with nowhere to go at this stage of the competition. Nonetheless, can they make it back-to-back wins on Wednesday when they host the relegation strugglers Crotone? The visitors are in desperate need for points coming into this fixture, being two points adrift of SPAL in the safe zone.
Walter Zenga’s men have been struggling for consistency throughout the entire campaign. They’ll come into this off the back of straight defeats to Roma and Fiorentina, and these came right after a shockingly demolishing 4-1 victory over Sampdoria at Stadio Ezio Scida.
I Pitagorici have, interestingly, fallen 3-2 away at the rock-bottomed Benevento just after clinching four points from visits to Hellas Verona and Inter beforehand. They’ll face hard times getting a positive result at Stadio Olimpico Torino where Torino are generally very tough to beat. Truth be told, they have suffered two losses on the bounce there, but these came against the likes of Juventus and Fiorentina. Before this streak, Il Toro have cinched three impressive consecutive wins over Bologna, Benevento and Udinese (8-0 goal difference in the process).
Torino vs Crotone: Head-to-head
The draw has been the most frequent of the outcomes in the history of H2H meetings between these two sides.
It happened 7 times on 16 occasions.
Crotone have clinched only a single victory in seven previous visits to Turin (3 wins for Il Toro, 3 draws).
Torino vs Crotone: Prediction
The hosts head into this as the form favourites with a demolishing 0-4 win over Cagliari under their belts.
The home win should thus be a banker at the odds of 1.53, while we will alternatively take Iago Falque to score anytime at the odds of 2.90.
Torino vs Crotone: Bet Tips
Torino to win @ 1.53
Iago Falque to score anytime @ 2.90