Torino – Napoli: 14th May 2017
The kings of the draws
FC Torino ranks 9th in the Serie A standings with 50 points gathered in 35 rounds. Thus, Sinisa Mihajlovic’s band gave up any thought of taking a place in Europe, but despite this, the “bulls” have only recorded a single failure in the last 10 games of the championship, trying to wash Sins for a disappointing journey this season. Basically, in these last three stages, the team will play for Andrea Belotti, the young striker of the Torinoes, who has the chance to beat the leader of the hockey hierarchy in Italy, Edin Dzeko, the latter being injured. Thus, with just two failures, Belotti can become the top scorer of the season in which Torinez’s defense not only left him desirable, but also accounts for an embarrassing average of over 1.5 goals / match.
Second place, the only objective
Napoli ranks 3rd in the Serie A hierarchy, with 77 points in 35 stages. So, Maurizio Sarri’s students want to take second place again at the end of this season, as they did at the end of the past season, to the detriment of Rome. This round may be decisive for “azzuri”, as a possible misfortune of the capitalists in the Juventus dispute, coupled with a Napoletans’ success in Turin, would propel Napoli to the second place, which leads directly to the UEFA Champions League. However, the last two stages are not to be neglected for Sarri’s band, as Fiorentina or Sampdoria could always put them in the wheel of the Azzurri.
In the last ten direct confrontations between the two bands, Napoli was forced seven times, Turin in the other two rows, while a single duel ended unsettled;
In the tour, Napoli was impressed in an impressive thriller on “San Paolo”, score 5-3;
The last success of the Torinez in front of Napoletans dates back to March 2015, from a 1-0 on his own field;
FC Torino (4-2-3-1): Hart- Zappacosta, Rossettini, Castan, Molinaro- Benassi, Baselli- Iago Falque, Ljajijc, Boye- Belotti
Absentee: De Silvestri (injured), Moretti, Acquah (suspended)
Napoli (4-3-3): Reina- Hysaj, Koulibaly, Albiol, Ghoulam- Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik- Callejon, Mertens, Insigne