Torino vs Sassuolo
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico di Torino (Turin).
Torino were the ones who hit the jackpot when AC Milan were slapped with a ban from European competitions for breaching financial Fairplay regulations. The hosts finished seventh in the league last season with sixty-three points in the bag and just seven defeats throughout their campaign.
Sassuolo had a much more mundane run in the Serie A and had to settle for a mid-table finish. The squad recorded more defeats than victories last time around and were without a win in their last four games in the league as well.
The home team have certainly been keeping themselves busy with their Europa qualifiers and are likely to be too hot to handle for Sassuolo in their opening clash this Sunday.
Torino vs Sassuolo Head to head (h2h)
- Their last encounter finished 3-2 in favor of Torino.
- Three out of their last five fixtures have seen Sassuolo admit defeat.
- Only one of their previous ten games have finished in a stalemate.
- Sassuolo’s last win over Torino came back in 2016.
Torino vs Sassuolo Prediction
Walter Mazzarri’s men are on fine form at the moment and have been winning by convincing margins in their recent clashes across Europe. The team are unbeaten in their last four matchups, three of which saw them come out on top by a two-goal margin or more.
Additionally, Torino have lost just one out of their last ten Serie A games on home soil, and have scored eight from their previous three alone, while conceding just thrice. The visitors have just one win under their belt from their last six outings and are in no shape to get the better of Torino especially in their backyard.
Taking into account that they have also been at the losing end in their last three trips to this venue, expect Mazzarri’s side to get off on the right foot this weekend by all means.
The hosts have scored thirteen goals from their last four European matches. They have also netted three goals or more in their previous three matches with this opponent here.
With Sassuolo finding the back of the net from their last four Serie A outings as well, a goal-scoring spree between them is definitely looming large.
Torino vs Sassuolo Betting tips
Full-time result: Torino @ 1.85 (6/7)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).