FC Torino vs. Atalanta Bergamo / Serie A – Two teams positioned around mid-table will meet in the only Saturday’s match of the 15th round of Italian Serie A, where 11th-placed Torino and 10th-positioned Atalanta have the same number of points at the moment. Regarding their current form, after a victory Torino drew three following matches, while Atalanta put an end to three-game winless streak of two defeats and one draw with victory in previous round. Let’s add that last year Atalanta won in Bergamo 2-1, while the two teams drew in Turin 1-1. Begins: 02.12.2017 – 20:45 CET
All these data suggest that the Saturday’s match could be very uncertain, but we must add that Torino didn’t lose four previous matches despite playing two very difficult away matches with Inter and Milan in the same period. Coach Miahajlovic players had tied results of both those matches, while at home they firstly won Cagliari 2-1 and then drew with Chievo 1-1 where Belotti missed a penalty kick.
Torino was defeated only once at home this season and that happened near the end of October when they met Roma, and quite certainly they will try to make a good result against Atalanta in order to move up toward positions that lead to Europe. Regarding the team, it is will be most likely similar to one that played four previous matches, especially as coach Mihajlovic currently has no problems with absences.
Probable lineups FC Torino: Sirigu – de Silvestri, N'Koulou, Burdisso, Ansaldi – Obi, Rincon, Baselli – Falque, Belotti, Ljajic
Regarding the guests from Bergamo, they come to Turin after a bit struggle with last-placed Benevento in which they prevailed 1-0, but for Atalanta it was more important to finally put an end to winless streak of two defeats and one draw. Besides, before facing Benevento they won away in the fifth round of Europa League English Everton by even 5-1, and confirmed once again their qualification for the knockout phase of the competition.
Right because of that coach Gasperini players can fully focus on the league now where they play weaker than last year, which is especially true for away matches as they won out of six such matches just two points. It means they definitely should play more aggressively in the Turin if they want to make a favourable result, especially as only injured midfielder Spinazzola is out of action.
Probable lineups Atalanta Bergamo: Berisha – Toloi, Caldara, Palomino – Hateboer, Cristante, Freuler, Castagne – Ilicic, Gomez – Petagna
FC Torino – Atalanta Bergamo PICK
Although the two teams are of similar quality we should bear in mind that Atalanta plays much better at home than away this season and one point in Turin would be very good result for them.
Pick: Asian handicap 0 Torino
Odds: 1.82 at betvictor (down to 1.75 can be played)