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May 4, 2018
May 4, 2018

Serie A preview: Napoli vs. Torino

Napoli vs. Torino odds

Inform your Napoli vs. Torino prediction

Analysing the Napoli vs. Torino stats

Serie A preview: Napoli vs. Torino

Napoli play Torino in this weekend’s highlight Serie A match. Looking for value in the Napoli vs. Torino odds? Read on to inform your Napoli vs. Torino prediction.

A close look at the Napoli vs. Torino odds

The moneyline odds imply the home side have a greater than 75% chance of winning his game.

The odds suggest Napoli should win comfortably with the home side 1.746* favourites on the +1.75 handicap.

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Napoli vs. Torino stats: What you need to know

Time: Sunday May 6, 19:45 kickoff

Venue: Stadio San Paolo

Team news:

Napoli: Kalidou Koulibaly is suspended. Lorenzo Tonelli will deputise for the Senegalese international.

Torino: Antonio Barreca and Joel Obi are injury doubts whilst Emiliano Moretti is suspended.

  • Napoli’s Serie A home record: 13 wins, one draw, two losses
  • Torino away in Serie A: four wins, eight draws, five losses
  • Last week’s loss to Fiorentina was Napoli’s worst attacking and defensive performance of the season (0.1 xGf, 2.52 xGa)
  • Torino have failed to win in their last four matches
  • Napoli have won by a single goal 12 times this season, a Serie A high

Inform your Napoli vs. Torino prediction

After a hugely disappointing result last time out Napoli take on Torino needing a win to keep their title challenge alive.

Kalidou Koulibaly’s late winner against Juventus gave the Neapolitans hope in the race for the Scudetto. Just a week later the Senegalese centre-back’s early red card against Fiorentina cost Napoli dearly against Fiorentina, seriously damaging their title hopes.

After going down to ten men Napoli managed just one attempt from inside the Fiorentina penalty area whilst giving up 13 to their opponents. This was most likely because of Fiorentina’s man advantage rather than any superiority over Napoli, but the second-place side have not been at their best in their recent matches.

Prior to the Fiorentina fixture Napoli endured a period of stuttering form despite going undefeated in seven games. That run saw the Neopolitan’s dominant early season form desert them. They have won by a margin of two or more goals just once in their last nine games.

Torino have had a decidedly average season and sit tenth in Serie A. They have lost their last two fixtures and are certainly a step down in quality from Fiorentina.

Last season’s leading scorer Andrea Belotti has failed to score consistently this campaign. He is currently on a five-game goal drought and has struggled to score the goals Torino needed to challenge for the European places.

Napoli possess Serie A’s second-best defensive record. Even with Koulibaly absent the Torino attack could struggle to create opportunities against a team that concedes an average of just 0.74 goals per game.

Napoli vs. Torino: Where is the value?

Napoli’s energetic attack has been relatively subdued in recent weeks which, combined with Torino’s troubles in attack suggests a potentially low-scoring game. Under 3.5 goals to be scored is available at 1.775* and should provide value if both teams continue their current form.

Likewise Napoli have won just a single game by a margin of greater than one goal in their past nine games. Torino should be able to avoid a heavy defeat so backing them on the +2.25 handicap at 1.595* could be a sensible move.

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