Salernitana – Torino Prediction Prediction and Tips for today
Best soccer tips for today SERIE A: Salernitana – Torino Prediction Prediction and Tips for today, September 18, 2023.
Football: ITALY: SERIE A – ROUND 4
Kick-off: 17:30 Salernitana – Torino
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 0:3 WON!!!
Salernitana – Torino Prediction and Preview
- Last Serie A (SA) season Salernitana and Torino played out two 1-1 draws with the same scorers in both fixtures, a strange quirk which hadn’t happened in SA since the 1968/69 campaign. There will not be a third such a result as Salernitana’s scorer in those games, Tonny Vilhena, left for Panathinaikos this summer, a departure which has perhaps played its part in their three-match winless SA start (D2, L1).
- Salernitana lost 2-0 against Lecce prior to the international break, a result which was undoubtedly affected by the exclusion of Boulaye Dia from the squad after he had “reacted badly” to his failed transfer to Wolves on deadline day. Club president Iervolino confirmed Dia would be welcomed back in the squad, but the situation is far from being over, raising questions over the impact it will have on the team as a whole.
- Torino celebrated their first victory of the new SA season courtesy of Nemanja Radonjić’s 94th minute goal against Genoa which secured a 1-0 win and their second clean sheet of this term (W1, D1, L1). It’s just as well they can keep the back door shut as their misfiring attack has only scored two goals so far, with 2014 the last time they scored less.
- Fans of the Granata are therefore learning to be patient in the quest for goals, especially as two of their side’s last three SA strikes have arrived beyond the 90th minute! Perhaps the signing of Duván Zapata late in the transfer window can help them in an attacking sense, and maybe being on the road offers more cautious optimism, as Torino have won five of their last seven away league matches (D1, L1).
- Players to watch: Salernitana veteran Antonio Candreva has already scored five career goals against Torino, four of which arrived after half-time. Torino’s Antonio Sanabria has scored in three of the last four H2Hs, and like Candreva he tends to flourish after the break, with his last five goals arriving beyond half-time.
- Hot streak: Each of Torino’s last eight away matches have seen at least one first-half goal.