Stadium: Diego Armando Maradona (Naples)
Napoli, the leader of the Italian Serie A, will take on Torino in the round 8 match. So far, Luciano Spalletti's Neapolitans have 7 wins in 7 games. Will the eighth match see Napoli triumph too? There are several options to consider.
Napoli lost only to Spartak
In addition to Serie A, where Luciano Spalletti's team has 7 wins in seven games, the Neapolitans also play in the Europa League where they have yet to win. In the first round of the group stage, Napoli played an away draw with Leicester (2-2), and in the second round, they lost at home to Spartak Moscow (1-2). What does that mean? Correct priorities. Serie A is a more important tournament for Napoli now, at least for now.
That said, it is clear that Napoli is unlikely to keep the same pace in Serie A for a long time. After the match against Torino, the Neapolitans will play Legia Warsaw in the Europa League and then they are to meet Jose Mourinho’s Roma away. This difficult stretch promises to show what Napoli is really capable of.
Torino will not let anyone get away this season
The start of the championship proves that Torino under Ivan Djuric will be a very unyielding team. After losing two games in the opening two rounds, the Maroons lost only once, in the derby with Juventus, conceding the decisive goal only at the end of the game. In addition, there were also wins-to-nil over Salernitana and Sassuolo and draws with Venezia and Lazio, where the Turin side missed out on three points only shortly before the final whistle.
Torino has scored 8 points and conceded just seven goals in seven rounds. Only Napoli (3) and AC Milan (5) conceded fewer.
The last time Torino beat Napoli was in 2015.
In the last 6 matches, Napoli won twice, and another 4 encounters ended in a draw.
Expert Betting Tips
It looks like this is it: Napoli will finally lose points in round 8! Torino is rapidly turning into an improved version of Verona under Ivan Juric. Verona, because in the last two seasons the Croatian specialist has achieved a lot of success with this team, applying the same methods, that is, active personal pressure all over the field and a clear preservation of the game balance in the transition to the attack. And improved, because the set of players and opportunities for the formation is much bigger than that of Verona. The Maroons are expected to show their best this season. And rightly so.
Prediction: Torino will not lose.
- Handicap Torino (+1.5) for 1.69;
- Handicap Torino (+1) for 2.24;
- Torino Not To Lose for 2.66.