Spal vs. Torino 7/26/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Torino (11-5-19) at Spal (5-4-26)
Serie A Soccer: Sunday July 26, 2020 at 1:30 PM (Stadio Paolo Mazza)
The Line: Spal +475 / Draw +335 / Torino -185 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Spal plays host to Torino in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Paolo Mazza on Sunday afternoon.
Spal enters this match in dead last 20th place, on 19 points with a record of 4 wins, 4 draws and 26 loses following a 6-1 beatdown loss at the hands of Roma last time out. In the loss to Roma, Spal fell behind 10 minutes in but Alberto Cerri would find the back of the net to tie things at one for Spal. That’s when things went downhill. Roma restored the lead in the 38th, and then went 4-1 up just after the half with goals in the 47th and 52nd minutes. Roma potted a 5th in the 75th and added a 6th for good measure in the 90th, leaving Spal deflated once again after another dismantling at full time. Andrea Petagna leads Spal in scoring with 12 goals while Bryan Dabo and Mirko Valdiflori have a team-high 3 assists apiece this season.
Torino on the other hand, sit in 16th on 38 points with a record of 11 wins, 5 draws and 19 losses after a 1-1 tie with Verona in their last match. In the draw with Verona, the first half only saw one booking per side but no scoring but Verona would take the lead from the penalty spot just over ten minutes into the second half. Simone Zaza would get Torino back on level terms, tying the game at one in the 67th and despite both sides’ best efforts, the 1-1 score would hold and the two teams would share the spoils at full time. Andrea Belotti leads Torino in scoring with 16 goals on the year while Simone Verdi has a team-high 5 assists. Salvatore Sirigu is Torino’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.74 goals per 90 minutes with 7 clean sheets in 35 league appearances this season.
Part of me wants to think that Spal would put up a fight over their last couple of games. However, all Spal has done since the restart is lose and they’re not keeping many of these games close as opposing teams are winning by two or three goals while Spal is struggling to get on the board. Torino needs a win to clinch survival and I think they get it here, but I’m not paying this price with Torino so I’ll side with the Bull on the -1 handicap to get the price down.