We get started with the champions of Italian football this weekend as Juventus play host to Torino on Friday night in a fixture you can follow live from 7.30pm. Here are our top Juventus v Torino betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
This has been marked down as a simple win for the hosts and a chance for them to extend their advantage over the chasing pack to a stunning 21 points, sending a message out to the rest of European football. The Old Lady may have fallen short again in the Champions League, but they seem to be getting stronger in Serie A, tightening their grip over the division. It’s difficult to see how a rival can stop them in their current shape, but nothing can be taken for granted in football.
Juventus may be head and shoulders above their competition, but they go into this match showing a mixed bag of results and that would suggest they have taken their eye off the ball in the closing stages and, with the league won, are rolling to a finish. They suffered defeat to SPAL last month but that was before an important match with Ajax in the Champions League. They returned to winning ways with a 2-1 over Fiorentina at this venue before drawing 1-1 away to Inter Milan. Back Juventus at 7/10 with Unibet. That’s value.
Torino Aiming High
The visitors have performed well above the level expected of them this season and stats of 14 wins and 14 draws against six defeats has them placed sixth in the table with 56 points on the board. They get the jump on their rivals due to the Friday kick-off and go into this match knowing they could blast their way into the top-four Champions League places with a win. At present, Atalanta are three points better in fourth and we’re all set for a thrilling finish to the season.
Champions League qualification would be the stuff of dreams for this club back in the pre-season but they fully deserve their place on the edges of the prizes and it would come as no surprise to see them rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite next term, or at least fight their way into the group stages of the Europa League. This match looks to have come at the wrong time for Torino, when they could really do with three points, so we won’t be backing them. William Hill offer 9/2 and there’s no real value in that.