This is as good a time for Torino to take on city rivals Juventus in the Turin Derby. Torino come into this one off the back of two consecutive wins and just three points adrift of fourth placed Atalanta, however despite already securing the title Ronaldo is still after the top scorer accolade so expect a performance from the Portuguese superstar. Form Labs return with their betting preview and tips for the game while we bring you plenty of value with our enhanced odds which can be found in out FanBoosts section.
Torino Recent Form
Torino secured a massive result hosting Milan, winning 2-0 to lift themselves up to sixth in the table and blow the race for Champions League football wide open.
Just four points now separate Atalanta in fourth and Lazio in eighth, with Torino refusing to give up on the dream as they’ve made themselves tough to beat. Indeed, the visitors have only lost once in 14 outings (W8-D5-L1) and they’ve typically been low-scoring affairs as 10 saw fewer than two goals, with all four exceptions coming against teams below those top-eight sides with European ambitions.
In fact, eight of their past nine encounters versus the top eight have seen no more than two strikes, as at least one side failed to score in seven of these outings.
However, all three of their victories over such teams this season have come on home turf, though they’ve drawn five of six on the road as only Roma could beat them by one goal.
Juventus v Torino Betting Tips
Three of four Turin derbies since May 2017 have also seen fewer than three goals, with Juventus winning 1-0 in both of the last two encounters.
Walter Mazzarri will be encouraged by the fact that Juve have only scored more than a solitary strike in one of their last five fixtures across all competitions, against a stuttering Fiorentina, while the Bianconeri are without a clean sheet in six with even SPAL registering twice against them.
However, Torino are unlikely to show too much attacking ambition against the champions, while they’ll have to make do without centre-backs Koffi Djidji (knee) and Emiliano Moretti (suspended).
Djidji isn’t a regular starter, but he would have been the replacement for Moretti and so Mazzarri has a selection headache.
However, Armando Izzo is the real key centre-back, while their record without Moretti isn’t all that shabby, going W1-D6-L2 travelling to last seasons’ top-eight finishers and the current top eight this term.
Meanwhile, up against anyone, they’ve won 25% fewer matches without him starting over this period home or away, but instead of losing games, they’ve drawn 21% more.
The Old Lady still have their own injury concerns and Torino can pick up a highly useful point here.
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