Torino vs. Hellas Verona 7/22/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Torino 11-4-19, Hellas Verona 11-12-11
7/22/20 3:45 pm
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Torino is hosting Hellas Verona at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in round 35 in Italian Serie A.
Torino has been struggling since the restart, and with 4 games left in the season, Torino is still in danger of the relegation. With 37 points, 41 scored goals, and massive 62 conceded goals, Torino is in 15th place in the standings. Torino has improved in the attacking end, and they have scored in 8 of their last 9 games in Serie A, 13 goals in total, but they also conceded at least 1 goal in 7 of said 9 games, 17 goals in total. Andrea Belotti is Torino’s top goalscorer with 16 goals, while Berenguer added 5 goals. Simone Verdi has 5 assists. Baselli is injured, while Lukic is suspended because of the yellow cards. In their most recent Serie A game against Fiorentina on the road, Torino has had more possession, 54%, but only 1 corner kick, 0 shots, and on goal, solid 86% of the correct passes. Once again Torino’s defense was bad, and also, they scored an own goal in the 2nd minute of the game. Torino has lost this match 2-0. The good news for Torino is that they are playing only against Roma from the top teams this season, which means Torino should win a few more points and secure the Serie A spot for next season.
Verona has won many points against the top teams in Serie A this season, but they haven’t won any of their last 5 games in Serie A. With a solid first half of the season, Verona is safely outside the relegation zone, in 9th place with 45 points, 42 scored goals and 42 conceded goals. Verona is having one of the best defenses in Serie A this season. In their last match against Atalanta at home, Verona was solid with 45% of ball possession, 8 shots on goalm7 corner kicks, and low 69% of the correct passes. This was a tough game where the first half ended in a 0-0 draw, while we saw 1 goal on each side in the second half, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Pazzini, Kumbulla, Dawidowicz, and Adjapong are all injured, while Amrabat is suspended because of the yellow cards. Matteo Pessina is Verona’s top goalscorer with 7 goals, while Di Carmine added 6 goals. Darko Lazovic has added 7 assists for Verona so far. Verona was close to the Europa League before the season was paused, but this forced break didn’t do any good for Verona and they weren’t able to get back in their old form, and for that reason, Verona will not be playing in the Europa League next season. Overall, this was a satisfying season for Verona, and even though they are not getting to the Europa League, they are happy with their result.
Torino has been solid at home this season, while Verona has only 3 wins on the road this season. Torino could secure their Serie A spot for next season with a win here, and for that reason only, I will side with Torino.