Torino vs SPAL
2018/19 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 2 September 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Turin).
After salvaging an impressive draw with Inter, Torino now will seek their first win of the season as they welcome SPAL on Sunday.
The Granata are determined to be among the contenders for Europe this season after hanging on to their key players and will hope to have a better start this time. However their visitors have made a strong start themselves.
After picking up two wins from two games SPAL are actually level with Juventus and Napoli, with two 1-0 victories in the bag. It’s still early, obviously, but SPAL did manage to avoid the drop after a strong finish which saw them lose just two of their last 13 games and that included a 0-0 draw with Juventus and just one loss in their last six away games.
Torino put on a good show against Roma but still couldn’t close out the game. They will be encouraged having fought to secure a draw with Inter.
There will be massive pressure on them to pick up a win here to start working up the table. Last season, draws are what cost them a spot in the top seven and a place in Europe.
In fact, Torino failed to win over half of their home games, and SPAL come here knowing that that fact and that could give them confidence at possibly upsetting the odds.
Torino vs SPAL: Head-to-head statistics
- Torino are unbeaten in their last ten meetings with SPAL (W6 D4)
- SPAL have only beaten Torino once here – back in 1963
- Since then it’s been two draws and 13 defeats for the visitors
Torino vs SPAL: Prediction
Despite their bad historical record here at this ground, confidence will be high for SPAL.
They are taking on a side who drew more than won last season and although Torino did fight to secure a draw with Inter, the visitors are in solid form at the moment.
This will be a tough opponent to break down for the Granata and could leave Turin with a surprise point – remember, this is a team who have just lost once in their last six away trips.
Torino vs SPAL: Betting tips
BTTS – YES at 1.78
Over 2.5 goals at 2.00.