Napoli vs Torino Match Prediction: October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021 6:00 pm
In the Italian Serie A, encounters between Napoli and Torino always get feisty. Read on to know more about their head-to-head stats and the form the teams coming into their encounter scheduled for October 17, 2021, to be held in Napoli.
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
As far as the head-to-head stats are concerned, Napoli and Torino have faced each other 24 times in Serie A, with Napoli being victorious in 13 matches. Torino have managed to achieve victory in 4 games, while seven matches have ended in a stalemate. These encounters are often high-scoring, with a goal-scoring average of 2.96 goals per match. Thus, goals are inevitable during a match up between Napoli and Torino; the only question is who will score more goals and walk away with the three points.
This season, Napoli have been in excellent goal-scoring form, with the team averaging about 2.87 goals per match.
Torino on the other hand, have found it difficult to score goals this season in Serie A, with the team averaging only 1.75 goals per match. However, as a unit, Torino are defensively compact and restrict the opposition from scoring goals. In short, Torino is a defensive side that relies heavily on scoring first and then holding on to their lead to secure their 3 points.
Serie A 2020-21 Torino vs Napoli: Team News, Injury Update
Torino have no injury concerns, and the entire squad will be available for selection for the match up against Napoli.
On the other hand, Napoli will continue to remain without David Ospina and Faouzi Ghoulam, suspended due to injury concerns. Konstantinos Manolas will also be unavailable for this encounter due to his suspension for accumulating yellow cards.
Torino’s Probable XI
Salvatore Sirigu (GK), Armando Izzo, Gleison Bremer, Alessandro Buongiorno, Mergim Vojvoda, Tomas Rincon, Rolando Mandragora, Sasa Lukic, Cristian Ansaldi, Antonio Sanabria, Andrea Belotti.
Napoli’s Probable XI
Alex Meret (GK), Mario Rui, Amir Rrahmani, Kalidou Koulibaly, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Fabian Ruiz, Piotr Zielinski, Lorenzo Insigne, Matteo Politano, Dries Mertens.
Napoli will rely on their in-form player, Lorenzo Insigne, to help steer the team to victory. In the Italian Serie A season 2021/22, Lorenzo Insigne has played seven matches and has scored two goals from the 12 shots he’s taken. Furthermore, he averages 45 passes per match and will be crucial to Napoli’s attack going forward.
On the other hand, Torino will hope that their talisman striker Marko Pjaca will continue to impact the game coming from the bench in the Italian Serie A season 2021/22. In just the five shots he’s taken in the two matches he’s played, he’s managed to score two goals for the team.
With the stats slightly favouring Napoli to win the encounter, only time will tell who will come out victorious, but Napoli vs Torino this weekend is sure to be a fascinating encounter.