Torino copped a hiding in its Italian Serie A derby against Juventus last time out and one thinks that the Maroons are likely to end up on the wrong side of the result when they resume versus Internazionale at the San Siro on Sunday.
Andrea Belotti’s 48th-minute penalty kick was the one and only highlight for Torino in its 1-4 home loss to Juventus as its Italian Serie A record over its last 11 matches went to 1-5-5 since it defeated Frosinone 4-2 at home in January.
Torino is positioned 13th on the Italian Serie A ladder with eight rounds remaining and such is its run home that Maroons fans have reasons to be concerned – they have just two games left against sides below it and five of their matches are on the road where it has struggled versus decent opponents.
According to one’s Italian Serie A collateral form analysis, Torino trails Internazionale 5-4-10 and that includes Inter taking out November’s reverse fixture 1-0. Internazionale is not an Italian Serie A team with which one would like to go to war – Inter have won far too many games by single-goal margins to excite anyone except their diehard supporters – but odds of -127 with Marathonbet about them doing the league double over Torino are well worth snapping up.
Like Torino, Udinese’s Italian Serie A membership card is in peril and one cannot see the Little Zebras getting anything out of its Sunday match at home to high-flying Napoli.
Napoli enjoys a 16-1-2 Italian Serie A collateral form edge over Udinese and that is only part of the story. Napoli won November’s reverse Italian Serie A fixture 1-0 in spite of that game being shortly after one of its UEFA Europa League commitments and the title-chasing side has outperformed Udinese against every team in the division’s top eight.
Collateral form lines do not get much stronger than those that Napoli holds over Udinese and the former has the goal power to accrue three Italian Serie A away points. Napoli is Italian Serie A’s joint highest scorer on 62 goals from its 30 matches, whereas Udinese is its joint lowest scorer on 26. Napoli is trading at odds of -200 with many bookmakers, including Betfred, Totesport and William Hill, to prevail.
Sassuolo is in one’s bad books after failing to beat Udinese before the international break but one is going to pick the Black and Greens to triumph at Carpi on Saturday, an option that is available at odds of +166 with Marathonbet.
One is expecting Sassuolo not to persevere with introducing Domenico Berardi off the bench – it was crazy of Black and Greens coach Eusebio Di Francesco not to start his side’s best player – and Carpi’s five-game Italian Serie A unbeaten run has been compiled versus five of the league’s weaklings.
Sassuolo boasts a 12-3-4 Italian Serie A collateral form advantage over Carpi, including a 9-1-0 edge when one just focuses exclusively on the matches involving the division’s top 10 teams. Moreoever, Sassuolo defeated Carpi 1-0 when the sides met in Italian Serie A action in November.
Finally, here are one’s Italian Serie A collateral form analysis results for every one of Round 31’s 10 games. The asterisk signifies the direct head-to-head winner.
Carpi 4-3-12* versus Sassuolo
Juventus 16*-1-2 versus Empoli
Udinese 2-1-16* versus Napoli
Atalanta 6*-2-11 versus Milan
Chievo 12-4-3* versus Palermo
Fiorentina 12*-2-5 versus Sampdoria
Genoa 11*-3-5 versus Frosinone
Lazio 5-1-13* versus Roma
Internazionale 10*-4-5 versus Torino
Bologna 12*-3-4 versus Verona
Inter Milan to beat Torino
Sunday 3rd April, 19:45 GMT
Napoli to beat Udinese
Sunday 3rd Alpril, 11:30 GMT
Sassuolo to beat Carpi
Saturday 2nd April, 17:00 GMT
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