On Monday, it’s logical that the betting offer is somewhat weaker than it was over the weekend when there were several truly spectacular matches on the schedule, and this time we have analyzed the duel between Torino and Atalanta for you. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 20:45.
Torino: The Bulls rarely lose at home!
For years, the middle of the table has been reserved for Torino, and this was also the case last season when the team ultimately finished in tenth position in the standings, just three points short of Fiorentina, who secured a place in the Conference League. Overall, the team coached by Ivan Jurić made quite a good impression last season.
However, the Bulls have yet to make a breakthrough and attempt to qualify for one of the European competitions. It seems that this time too, the middle of the table will be reserved for the seven-time champions of Italy, and currently, the Bulls are in twelfth place in the standings with 16 points. In thirteen matches played in the top tier of Italian football, Jurić’s team achieved four victories, the same number of draws, but also suffered five defeats, which is certainly too many for this stage of the championship. In the last round, Torino played a weak match away at Bologna, which is shining in this edition of Serie A, and that duel was resolved in favor of Thiago Motta’s team, who several clubs in the Apennines are vying for, with a 2:0 result.
In the last five matches, Nemanja Radonjić and his teammates have achieved two victories, two defeats, and one draw, and it should be realistically said that the schedule has been favorable for Torino. Regarding performances at home, where this team has been providing truly great performances for years, in the current season, Jurić’s team has played six home matches and suffered only one defeat, and that was against the top-placed Inter. Besides that, the popular Bulls have drawn three times and also achieved two victories against Genoa and Sassuolo. Finally, for this very important match against the formidable Atalanta, Torino’s coach will not be able to count on Šurša, Ričić, and Sazonov.
Atalanta: Could Atalanta have achieved more in the current course of the championship?
Last season, Atalanta achieved its goal, which was, of course, qualification for the Europa League. Speaking of the second-highest quality European club competition, it’s worth noting that the team from Bergamo secured a place in the round of 16 two rounds before the end of the group stage, fulfilling one of the primary goals for the first part of the season. Now, the popular Goddess can focus a bit more on the Italian championship, where Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have been facing quite a few problems lately.
Atalanta had a great start in the championship again, stringing together several very important victories. However, for years, this team has had the most trouble in matches against the Italian giants, where the Bergamo team rarely wins, and this has proven true in the current course of the championship as well.
For instance, in just the last two home games, the Goddess first lost to Inter and then in the last round to Napoli, with both matches ending 1:2. Between these two matches, Gasperini’s men drew away at Udinese, with a score of 1:1, and Atalanta’s last triumph in Serie A was more than a month ago, away at Empoli, with a score of 0:3. In away games in the current championship course, the Bergamo team has played seven matches, achieving three victories, the same number of defeats, and one draw.
As we’ve already mentioned, one round before the end of the Europa League, the Italian representative is at the top of the table with three points more than the second-placed Sporting, and a better head-to-head record against the Lions, meaning the Goddess has already secured a place in the round of 16 of the second-highest quality European club competition. Finally, for this duel, Gian Piero Gasperini will not be able to count on the newcomer Turea, while Zapacosta, Palomino, De Katelar, and Toloi are doubtful.
Our Betting Suggestions
If we take a look back at a few of the previous head-to-head matches between these two clubs, we come to the conclusion that they were mostly games with a large number of goals. For instance, in the last eight encounters, there have been more than three goals scored, and it has happened that matches between Torino and Atalanta during that period have brought us even seven or eight goals.
Finally, Atalanta has scored at least two goals against Torino in each of the previous eight head-to-head encounters, and we believe that will be the case tonight as well, so we boldly recommend that you try the t2 over 1.5 goals bet with an odds of 2.65.