Torino vs Suditirol – Hosts set to keep clean sheet in comfortable win

Turin club to progress in Coppa Italia
Torino vs Suditirol Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Torina should have too much quality for Suditirol (Getty Images)

Torino vs Suditirol Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

There is value in a home win to nil as Torino host Serie C club Suditirol in a Coppa Italia clash at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino on Thursday. At odds of 1.83, the Turin club are expected to secure the win and also keep a clean sheet in the process.

Torino FC Form & Team News

Il Toro have not had things smooth in the Serie A this season with just five wins from 14 league matches. However, despite their troubles, Walter Mazzarri's men are still one of several teams battling for a Europa League place as they currently sit sixth in the Serie A table.

The Turin club are coming off a 2-1 victory over Genoa in their last league fixture. They fought back from a goal down as quick strikes from Cristian Ansaldi and Andrea Belotti right before half time ensured they claimed the win.

Belotti is set to lead the line for Torino once again having scored three goals in his last four matches. The 25-year-old should be partnered in attack by Iago Falque while Daniele Baselli could be handed a start having netted the opener for Torino in a 4-0 victory over Cosenza in the previous round of the Coppa Italia.

Daniele Baselli was impressive for Torino in the previous round of the Coppa del Rey (Getty Images)

Suditirol Form & Team News

Suditirol have also struggled for consistency in Serie C having claimed just four wins from 14 matches. They have been plagued by too many draws with seven stalemates already this season, leaving them ninth with 19 points.

Paolo Zanetti's team played out another draw last Saturday as they were held at home by league leaders Pordenone. They took a second half lead through Caio de Cenco but conceded the equalizer nine minutes from time to settle for a share of the spoils.

Goals have been hard to come by for Suditirol this season having found the net 13 times in their 14 league outings. De Cenco and Rocco Constantino often partner in attack and should feature on Thursday.

Torino vs Suditirol Head-to-Head 

This will be the first ever meeting between Torino and Suditirol.

Torino vs Suditirol Match Up 

Belotti appears to be returning to his best form after struggling at the start of the season. The striker has scored three goals in his last four matches and should have too much quality for the Serie C team alongside Falque and Simone Zaza.

The hosts also possess quality in defence with Nicolas Nkoulou and Lorenzo De Silvestri, both of whom will be confident of shutting out the Suditirol attack.

Torino look set to keep a clean sheet with the help of central defender Nicolas Nkoulou (Getty Images)

Torino vs Suditirol Key Statistics 

  • Torino have won 7 of their last 9 home matches (Coppa Italia).
  • Torino have kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 4 home matches (Coppa Italia).
  • Suditirol have lost 6 of their last 9 away matches (Coppa Italia).
  • Suditirol have failed to score in score in 6 of their last 11 matches (All Competitions). 

Torino vs Suditirol Verdict

Torino tend to do well at home in this competition and should be too strong for Suditirol. A home win is the most likely outcome with hosts also expected to keep a clean sheet. 

Best Bet: Torino Win to Nil @ 1.83 – 7 Units
Correct Score Tip: Torino Win 3-0 @ 7.20 – 2 Units
Tolu Shotade 04 December 2018

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