Torino vs Napoli
KICK OFF: Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 | 12:30 CET
SERIE A WK5 | Olimpico di Torino
Do Torino have the backbone and quality to take advantage of inconsistent Napoli?
Torino has a real chance to shock the visitors in this match. Napoli has been inconsistent of late which presents an opportunity for the hosts if they have they courage to take advantage.
The home side has four points from three games this season. They will be looking to build on that when Carlo Ancelotti’s men come to town. Napoli were horribly exposed in their last away loss to Sampdoria and Torino will push for a positive result too. They’ve already shown that they can be stubborn when they came from behind to draw 2 – 2 at Inter.
Napoli come into this game after a Champions League trip to Serbia. They will be confident they can notch up a win against Torino, having won five of their last six meetings. The Partenopei will also want to avoid a successive defeat on the road. The squad that was in blistering form last season is still in place, but they need to find their form under their new boss.
Torino will take the game to Napoli and attempt to exploit any gaps, while Napoli will be keen to avoid another loss. Backing neither side to win in a possibly tight match can pay dividends.
Key Match Facts
- The last five encounters had over 2.5 match goals.
- Napoli’s Marek Hamsik scored in both of the last two meetings with Torino.