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Napoli vs Torino Prediction & Betting tips
Due to the heavy defeat of visiting Fiorentina, Napoli is back again. The three run points on Juventus disappeared as snow for the sun and the South Italians now need a miracle to catch the title.
Napoli is the last remaining challenger for the Scudetto and recently the team of coach Maurizio Sarri seemed to take an important step towards a possible championship. Juventus was beaten 0-1 in the lion’s den and the hole with the Old Lady was reduced to a point. A week later the world suddenly looks completely different again. Napoli surprisingly went down to visit Fiorentina and will now have to make up four points again on Juventus, while only three games are scheduled. The men of Sarri now really need something special to grab the title.
That Napoli was unable to win Fiorentina last week was due to the promptings of a man. The defense of the Partenopei did not get hold of Giovanni Simeone. The attacker of the hosts managed to find the net no less than three times and that proved to be more than enough for the team from Florence to add the three runs: 3-0. It was only the first defeat of Napoli and that came at a very annoying moment.
Sarri will have to tinker with his defense this week to come up with the best composition. Faouzi Ghoulam has been on the side for some time with an injury and Kalidou Koulibaly can not take action this time because of a suspension. Lorenzo Tonelli is now expected to kick off. Furthermore, Arkadiusz Milik and Dries Mertens are fighting for the spit position. The fast Belgian has been dry for more than two months now.
Torino has meanwhile lost the last chance to qualify for the Europa League and therefore there is little more at stake for the team from Turin. In theory, Torino could still flip over Sampdoria and Fiorentina, but then it must be very strange. That gap has now risen to seven points, while there are only three matches to play. The formation of Walter Mazzarri seems to be heading for the tenth place as the final position and with that the club from Turin delivers a solid season without a real highlight.
Torino played a long time in the battle for the European places, but in the last few weeks one after the other smashed and eventually the team dropped out. From the last four games Torino got only two points and that is simply too little. Last week Torino played well in the home match against the higher placed Lazio, but at the end of the ride the hosts were empty handed. Sergey Milinkovic-Savic had taken care of the only goal of the game.
Before the game against Napoli, which Torino will start as an underdog, Mazzarri will have to do without a chunk of experience. The 36-year-old defender Emiliano Moretti is suspended for the duel in Naples. On the other hand, Cristian Ansaldi is available again. Last week he was the one who had to sit a suspension.
Napoli vs Torino head to head matches
16.12.17 SA Torino Napoli 1 : 3
14.05.17 SA Torino Napoli 0 : 5
18.12.16 SA Napoli Torino 5 : 3
08.05.16 SA Torino Napoli 1 : 2
06.01.16 SA Napoli Torino 2 : 1