FC Torino vs. Udinese / Serie A – Out of all matches of the 24th round of Italian Serie A that will be played on Sunday we have single out this time just one in which two neighbours from mid-table will face each other, which on top of it have the same number of points. Besdes, the 10th-placed Torino and 9th-placed Udinese had finished their matches from previous round by 1-1, and we should add that their match played last autumn in Udine had ended as Torino’s away victory of 3-2. Begins: 11.02.2018 – 15:00 CET
In that way Torino extended its positive series in Udine to two wins and one draw, although the picture is not so good when their head-to-head were played in Turin where it drew and lost by one match. Right because of that Torino fans expect improvement in this segment; especially as in last two home matches played in the Serie A they won by sound 3-0 Bologna and Benevento.
On the other hand, Torino won by one point from each of three previous away matches, while in the same period they were defeated in the Italian Cup by city rival Juventus. All in all, the club owners can be very much pleased with work of new manager Mazzari, as Torino is undefeated in the league for long time, although they still have five points fewer than Sampdoria that occupies the 6th place which is the last one that leads to Europe. Let’s add that duel with Udinese will skip only injured stopper Lyanco and suspended midfielder Acquah.
Probable lineups FC Torino: Sirigu – de Silvestri, N'Koulou, Burdisso, Molinaro – Obi, Rincon, Baselli – Falque, Belotti, Niang
This match with Torino comes for the guests from Udine after home draw with Milan 1-1. Udinese missed chance in the finish of match to win all three points as it had one player more on the pitch in last 20 minutes. Before that they won Genoa away 1-0, which put an end to three-game winless streak of two draws and one defeat, which on the other hand came after a great period in which this team had five-game winning streak.
The winning streak propelled Udinese in the upper half of table and increased their advantage over teams in the drop zone to 16 points. For this perhaps the most deserving is manager Odd, who took over the team near the end of November last year when it was in fairly unenviable situation. Now, Udinese looks much better on the pitch, both in attack and defence. We need to add that on Sunday in Turin they cannot count on injured defender Adnan and suspended stopper Danilo.
Probable lineups Udinese: Bizzarri – Angella, Nuytinck, Samir – Widmer, Barak, Behrami, Jankto, Zampano – de Paul, Lasagna
FC Torino – Udinese PICK
Since this is duel between two worry-free teams that are positioned around mid-table at the moment it can be expected that their Sunday’s match be open and watchable duel, which means that we should see goals on both sides of the pitch.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.80 at bet365 (down to 1.75 can be played)