Torino vs. Parma 6/20/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Parma (10-5-10) at Torino (8-3-14)
Serie A Soccer: Saturday June 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm (Stadio Olimpico di Torino)
The Line: Torino +120 / Draw +230 / Parma +230 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Torino FC and Parma square off in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Olimpico di Torino on Saturday afternoon.
Torino FC enter this match sitting in 15th place, on 27 points with a record of 8 wins, 3 draws and 14 losses following a 2-1 loss to Napoli that was Torino’s 6th straight loss in the league before Serie A was paused due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. In the loss to Napoli, Torino fell behind after just 19 minutes and the goal would hold up for most of the match before Napoli doubled their advantage in the 82nd minute. Simone Edera pulled a goal back for Torino in the first minute of second half stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough as Napoli held on for the win. Andrea Belotti leads Torino in scoring with 9 goals this season while Cristian Ansaldi and Simone Verdi each have 3 assists this year. Salvatore Sirigu is Torino’s #1 goaltender, conceding 1.72 goals per 90 minutes with 5 clean sheets in 25 league appearances this season.
Parma on the other hand, come into this one in 9th place on 35 points, tied with Verona with a record of 10 wins, 5 draws and 10 losses after a 1-0 loss to Spal in their last match before the hiatus. The match was scoreless through the opening half before Spal took the lead in the 71st minute from the penalty spot. Parma would have their chances, owning 61% possession and 11 attempts at goal to Spal’s 6 with two shots on goal apiece, but Parma wouldn’t be able to find an equalizer as Spal held on for a much needed victory on their end while Parma took a frustrating loss. Andreas Cornelius leads Parma in scoring with 8 goals while Dejan Kulusevski and Gervinho each have 5 goals on the year with Kulusevski adding a team-high 7 assists this season.
Maybe the break came at the right time for Torino as the Bull had lost 6 straight before the league was halted. Not to mention Parma comes in with a slew of injuries. However, we’re getting plus money with a Parma squad that’s one of the better away teams in Serie A, and Torino’s home field advantage is gone with no fans in the stands. Even if home field meant something, Torino’s won just twice at home since October. I’ll take my shot with Parma and the huge plus money here.