Competition: Serie A
Market: Torino win
Odds: 5/6 @ 888sport
Looking to mark their return to Serie A action on Wednesday afternoon with a statement on home soil, Torino will host Verona.
Starting with the hosts, last seen heading into the World Cup’s winter break with a 1-1 draw away at Roma, Torino will simply be looking to carry on from where they left off in 2022. With their sights set on securing back-to-back top-half finishes this season, the Bulls have impressed many across Serie A over the past 18 months. Losing just one of their last six domestic contests prior to the interval, Ivan Juric’s side should be smelling the chance to lay down a real marker on Wednesday afternoon. With their pre-World Cup flurry highlighted by a stunning 2-1 victory at home against AC Milan, Torino had also continued on an eye-catching run in front of their own supporters. In fact, it should be highlighted, the midweek hosts have won each of their previous three showdowns at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino by an aggregate score of 8-1.
As for the visitors, while Verona might have shocked many last season as they claimed their own top-half finish, Wednesday’s guests have really come crashing back down to earth this time around. Heading into the World Cup break with a sluggish 2-1 loss at home against Spezia, Salvatore Bocchetti’s men find themselves sat rock-bottom of the table and freefalling towards a Serie B return. Remarkably mustering just five points from any of their 15 top-flight showdowns this season, the Mastiffs are really enduring a Serie A nightmare. Knowing that they face a tough return to action in midweek, Verona should also be worried by their recent record against Torino. Suffering back-to-back 1-0 losses against the Bulls last season and gaining a real reputation for their rather glaring struggles on the road, a home victory can be found at generous odds here.
Bet: Torino 5/6 to beat Verona in Wednesday’s Serie A matchup @ 888sport