A crucial relegation showdown breaks out in Turin, as Torino and Genoa both of who hover above the drop zones in Serie A go to war in what should make for an interesting clash.
Serie A 2019/2020
Date: Thursday July 16
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
Torino imploded in dramatic fashion last time out against title hopefuls, Internazionale, conceding thrice in the space of 13 minutes shortly after the break to fall to a 3-1 defeat.
II Toro have now collected just seven points from their last 11 games, a run which has ensured that they are having to pay constant attention to the results of the teams below them.
For Genoa, they make the trip to Turin having ended their five-game winless streak with a crucial 2-0 triumph over SPAL last time out.
The visitors kept their first clean sheet since February at the weekend while also continuing a run of scoring in their last 11 fixtures.
Genoa have lost each of their last four
Serie A meetings with Torino, but only lost five in a row against them in 1977 and 1982.
Daniele Baselli is the only confirmed absentee for Manuel Longo’s team here.
The visitors have Ivan Radovanovic, Peter Ankersen and Cristian Romero all out of this game.
Head to Head
In 30 competitive meetings between these two sides, Torino have accrued ten wins to Genoa’s eight. 12 draws have been recorded as well.
Torino last five competitive games: LLLWL
Genoa last five competitive games: DLDLW
Despite letting slip a lead against Inter at the beginning of this week, we feel that Torino will be the team to go with here, based on their firepower. Although a draw would still represent a satisfactory result for both sides who are not so much in the need for a win, we expect the hosts to pick an important three points which is priced 13/10 on BetClever.
Andrea Belotti has been in fine fettle post lockdown, and is one player worth going with for goals on the goal-scorers market. He is 7/5 to find the net anytime here.