Pescara is the worst Italian Serie A team in recent years and one cannot resist snapping up odds against about it losing at Torino on Sunday after trailing at half time.
Pescara is awful – its last Italian Serie A outing ended in a 2-6 home loss to Lazio – and it is yet to win a top-flight game on the pitch this season. Why, Pescara could only manage a 0-0 home draw in the reverse Italian Serie A fixture even though Torino was reduced to 10 men on the stroke of half time and it went down to nine players with 78 minutes on the watch.
Admittedly, Torino has not won any of its last six matches across all competitions but the Maroons are ninth on the Italian Serie A ladder, they are the division’s fifth highest scorers and they have home numbers of 6-4-1, including half-time/full-time double-result victories. Torino would be fourth on the Italian Serie A ladder if games lasted 45 minutes – the Maroons are 8-3-0 at home, 2-6-4 on the road and 10-9-4 overall in first halves. Pescara, on the other hand, is Italian Serie A’s worst first-half performer, including away data of 0-4-6.
Coral – a bookmaker which likes to aggressively lay half-time/full-time double-result favourites – is listing the Torino-Torino option at an enticing level of 11/102.10+1101.101.10-0.91 and one cannot let that offer pass.
Daniele Baselli and Mirko Valdifiori will sit out Sunday’s Italian Serie A match due to suspension but neither rates as one of Torino’s star players. Also, Baselli and Valdifiori have scored just four Italian Serie A goals between them so Torino have alternative routes to goal versus a Pescara side that is leaking an average of more than two goals per match.
One is very keen on Sunday’s Italian Serie A game between Torino and Pescara because not only does Torino-Torino stand out as a good betting proposition but also over two and a half goals is attractive at odds of 71/1001.71-1410.71-1.410.71 with Marathonbet.
Fourteen of Torino’s 23 Italian Serie A matches have gone over two and a half goals, including eight of its 11 home games. Fifteen of Pescara’s 23 Italian Serie A matches have gone over two and a half goals, including eight of its 11 away games. Pescara has not kept an Italian Serie A road clean sheet this term so the Dolphins are unlikely to shut out Torino, while the Maroons have posted only two Italian Serie A home clean sheets so they are not watertight.
One’s third and final Italian Serie A pick is over two and a half goals in Sunday’s match between Cagliari and Juventus, an option that is trading at odds of 71/1001.71-1410.71-1.410.71 with Marathonbet.
Sixteen of Cagliari’s 23 Italian Serie A games have gone over two and a half goals, including 10 of its 11 home matches. Cagliari has stopped playing so recklessly on its Italian Serie A travels but, at home, the Red and Blues are still throwing the kitchen sink at their opponents. Fifteen of Juventus’s 23 Italian Serie A games have gone over two and a half goals, including six of its 11 away matches. The reverse Italian Serie A fixture resulted in a 4-0 home win for Juventus over Cagliari in September, with punters who had backed over two and a half goals paid before half time.
Torino HT/FT Double Result
Sunday 12th February, 14:00 GMT
Torino v Pescara – Over 2.5 Goals
Sunday 12th February, 14:00 GMT
Cagliari v Juventus – Over 2.5 Goals
Sunday 12th February, 19:45 GMT
Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.
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