Juventus vs. Torino 7/4/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Torino (9-4-16) at Juventus (23-3-3)
Serie A Soccer: Saturday July 4, 2020 at 11:15 AM (Allianz Stadium)
The Line: Juventus -360 / Draw +450 / Torino +1000 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Juventus and Torino duke it out in Serie A soccer action from the Allianz Stadium on Saturday morning.
Juventus come into this match leading Serie A with 72 points in 1st place with a record of 23 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses following a 3rd straight win since the restart and 6th consecutive league win after a 3-1 win over Genoa last time out. In the win over Genoa, the first half saw three bookings and no scoring, with Juve’s only booking going to Leonardo Bonucci just before half time. Paulo Dybala broke the tie for Juventus in the 50th minute and Cristiano Ronaldo doubled the lead just six minutes later. Douglas Costa pushed the lead to 3-0 in the 73rd, and that was all Juventus would end up needing, despite Genoa pulling a goal back in the 76th. Ronaldo leads Juventus in scoring with 24 goals with 4 assists while Paulo Dybala has 10 goals with 5 assists and Rodrigo Bentancur has 6 assists to lead Juve in that department this season.
Torino on the other hand, enter this match in 15th place, tied with Fiorentina and Udinese with a record of 9 wins, 4 draws and 16 losses after back-to-back losses following a 2-1 loss to Lazio last time out. In the loss to Lazio, Andrea Belotti gave Torino the lead just five minutes into the match from the penalty spot, and the lead held going into the second half where Lazio would tie the game three minutes into the second half. Lazio would complete the comeback in the 72nd minute, holding Torino to just one goal attempt and no shots on goal in the entire second half, leaving Torino in the dust with no points to show for their efforts at the final whistle. Belotti leads Torino in scoring with 12 goals on the year while Simone Verdi has a team-high 4 assists this season. Salvatore Sirigu leads Torino in goal, conceding 1.72 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.
I’d like to give Torino a shot here in a rivalry game, but the problem is that while it technically is a rivalry matchup between two clubs in Turin, Juventus has owned Torino, posting a 9-0-2 mark across the last 11 head-to-head meetings. Juventus is also closing in on a Serie A title, and while slip-ups happen, I just don’t see it happening here. I’ll side with Juventus for the win and since the last four meetings have seen a combined five goals, I’ll package the Juventus win with the under 3.5 goals to get even money out of the wager here.