You’d be hard pressed to find a Torino fan who doesn’t want Lazio to overtake their city rivals Juventus at the top of the table. For this match though, Torino could do with the points to keep themselves away from the relegation battle going on below them.
With six points between themselves and Lecce in 18th they’re probably going to be fine. But, saying all that, if anyone can stuff something up it’s Torino.
Lazio are desperately chasing down Juventus and find themselves just four points behind the Old Lady here. They’ve got a terrible record at Torino though, over 64 previous Serie A matches there, they’ve only won 13 times. The good news is they’ve won three out of the last six though, drawing two and losing one.
The away side are averaging 1.77 goals per game on the road and conceding 1.23. Meanwhile, Torino are scoring 0.93 and conceding 1.64. The away side have more than enough to deal with Torino here, so we’re backing them to secure the three points.
The home side occupy the final European place in the Russian league as it stands, while the away side are five points behind them. CSKA have won just one point from two matches since the return of the league though and Spartak, for their part, have chalked up four.
It’s fairly even between the sides historically though. The home side have won 11 of the 28 meetings, there have been eight draws and Spartak have won nine. There have also been 70 goals over those 28 matches, which is an average of 2.5 goals.
CSKA are averaging 1.0 goals per game and conceding 1.08, whereas Spartak are averaging 1.58 goals and conceding 1.08. Both Teams to Score has landed in six of the 10 previous meetings between the sides and is available at decent value in the market.
Genoa are just one point from safety and face two other relegation-threatened teams over the next few weeks. They’re massive outsiders here, but we can’t dismiss them as they’ve beaten Juventus in three of their last five meetings here.
Genoa have only won four times at home this season in the league though – drawing one and losing eight. Juve have won nine, drawn two and lost three on their Serie A travels. The Old Lady won’t be too worried about their dodgy record of late at Genoa as they’ve got the bit between their teeth now chasing down yet another Scudetto.
Genoa should cause problems though, they’re averaging 1.15 goals per home game, but conceding 1.69. Juventus are scoring 1.50 and conceding 1.0. Maurizio Sarri ‘s men should do it here, but Genoa should get on the scoresheet as well.
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Barcelona find themselves three points behind Real Madrid coming into this match, while Atletico are third and are 10 points behind the Catalans and four points above Sevilla. These tend to be fairly tense affairs with few goals and only one of previous five games has seen Over 2.5 goals.
Barca have won four of the last five league meetings between the pair at the Nou Camp though, and while the odds of the home side winning are very tempting, we have to mention that Atletico have been mighty since the restart, winning four and drawing one.
Barca need to win and Atletico revel in upsetting the apple cart, so we’re backing Both Teams to Score here.
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