Torino vs. Brescia 7/8/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Brescia (5-6-19) at Torino (9-4-17)
Serie A Soccer: Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 3:45 PM (Stadio Olimpico di Torino)
The Line: Torino -165 / Draw +290 / Brescia +475 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Torino takes on Brescia in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Olimpico di Torino on Wednesday afternoon.
Torino come into this match in 16th place on 31 points with a record of 9 wins, 4 draws and 17 losses following a 3rd consecutive defeat in the form of a 4-1 loss to Juventus last time out. In the loss to Juve, Torino fell behind just three minutes into the game and Juventus doubled their lead in the 29th minute. Torino would pull a goal back from the penalty spot off of the boot of Andrea Belotti in the rare sixth minute of first half stoppage time, but that was as close as Torino got over the course of the match. Juventus restored the two-goal cushion in the 61st and sealed the deal with a Torino own goal in the 87th as the Bull left the match empty-handed. Belotti leads Torino in scoring with 13 goals this season while Simone Verdi has a team-high 4 assists this year. Salvatore Sirigu is Torino’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.8 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 30 league appearances this season.
Brescia remain in the relegation zone in 19th place despite picking up a 2-0 win over Verona in their last match to improve to 21 points with a record of 5 wins, 6 draws and 19 losses this season. In the win over Verona, the first half saw no scoring but Brescia did end up in the referee’s book twice with yellow card offenses. Andrea Papetti gave Brescia the lead in the 52nd minute and the goal would hold until Alfredo Donnarumma secured the win for Brescia with the insurance goal late in second half stoppage time. Donnarumma leads Brescia in scoring with 7 goals on the year while Sandro Tonali has a team-high 6 assists for Brescia this season. Jesse Joronen is Brescia’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.81 goals per 90 minutes with 5 clean sheets in 26 league appearances this season.
This without question is the worst game on Wednesday’s card across all of the major European leagues and I’m probably leaving this game alone altogether. With that said, I don’t trust either of these teams as far as I can throw them, and whoever wins this game (if there is a winner) is anyone’s guess. I don’t think both teams get on the scoreboard though, and I think it’s a relatively low-scoring, tight game with neither side wanting to make a mistake in this relegation six pointer. I’ll side with both teams to score – no packaged with the under 2.5 goals to get some value out of this horrendous matchup.