Torino vs. Genoa 7/16/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Genoa (7-9-16) at Torino (10-4-18)
Serie A Soccer: Thursday July 16 2020 at 1:30 PM (Stadio Olimpico di Torino)
The Line: Torino +115 / Draw +235 / Genoa +240 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Torino plays host to Genoa in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Olimpico di Torino on Thursday afternoon.
Torino comes into this match in 16th place on 34 points with a record of 10 wins, 4 draws and 18 losses after losing 4 of their last 5 games following a 3-1 loss to Inter Milan last time out. In the loss to Inter, Andrea Belotti gave Torino the lead after just 17 minutes of play, the lead would hold into the second half, but that’s where it all fell apart for Torino. Inter would tie the game in the 49th minute and take the lead just two minutes later. Inter would add a 3rd goal ten minutes later and despite their best efforts to get back into the game, Torino wouldn’t have a response the rest of the way as Inter cruised to victory. Belotti leads Torino in scoring with 15 goals while Simone Verdi has a team-high 4 assists this season. Salvatore Sirigu is Torino’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.81 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 32 league appearances this season.
Genoa on the other hand, enter this game in 17th position on 30 points with a record of 7 wins, 9 draws and 16 losses following a 2-0 win over Spal in their last match. In the win over Spal, Goran Pandev gave Genoa the lead in the 24th minute and Genoa had a chance to double their lead in the 37th but Iago Falque missed from the penalty spot to keep the game at 1-0. Lasse Schone would score to give Genoa the elusive 2-0 lead and Spal would be held to no shots on target in the second half, leading to a comfortable win for Genoa the rest of the way. Pandev leads Genoa in scoring with 9 goals while Domenico has 7 goals while Paolo Ghiglione has a team-high 5 assists this season. Mattia Perin is Genoa’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.67 goals per 90 minutes with 4 clean sheets in 15 league appearances this season.
It’s hard to find an edge here as Torino’s lost four of five while Genoa just won their first game since the Serie A restart. With that said, one thing that’s been common for both teams since the restart is high scoring games as in their 13 combined games since the restart, Genoa and Torino have been involved in ten games that saw three goals or more. Torino’s also had the head-to-head advantage over Genoa, winning the last five meetings across all competitions including the last four in the league. I’d side with Torino to win on the ML as my main bet for the match while the Torino win with over 1.5 or even 2.5 goals is worth a sprinkle at decent sized plus money.