The Italian Serie A continues this weekend with the Round 24 matches, so you can check out our betting tips and predictions for the clash between Torino and Udinese set for this Sunday, February 11th, 2018.
With plenty of matches to be played until the end of the season, both Torino and Udinese have their chances to reach the sixth spot of the table and qualify for the UEFA Europa League next season. This Sunday, February 11th, 2018, these two teams will meet each other at Stadio Olimpico di Torino, and the winner will certainly be closer to the finish line. Therefore, this match is quite interesting if you like to bet on goals, and the price on the Over/Under 2.5 Goals is set at -108/-110.
Team News, Updates and Facts
TORINO is undefeated for six straight Serie A matches, recording four draws and two victories in the process, scoring ten goals, and conceding four in a return. In the previous round, they’ve earned a well-deserved 1-1 draw against Sampdoria on the road, while in the last two games on the home soil they’ve beaten Benevento and Bologna with the identical 3-0 result. The Bull is currently sitting at the 10th spot of the Italian Serie A table with 33 points and 33:29 goal difference, five points behind Sampdoria in the sixth spot, while AS Roma is 11 points away in the fifth spot. The striker Andrea Belotti is back after the injury, and he has already played 20 minutes against Samp, so we could expect him in the starting line up against Udinese this Sunday. The midfielder Afriyie Acquah who scored a goal last weekend will have to serve the red card suspension, while all other important players are ready to go.
UDINESE, on the other side, is coming to Torino after a 1-1 draw with AC Milan at home on last Sunday, and it was their third stalemate in the previous five Serie A matches along with a 1-0 victory over Genoa and a heavy 3-0 defeat against Lazio three weeks ago. The Little Zebras are unbeaten in the last four matches on the home soil, against AC Milan the match could go either way, while they were pretty solid on the road this season, particularly in the previous five matches when they’ve recorded three victories, one draw, and one defeat, scoring seven goals in the process, and conceding six in a return. The manager Massimo Oddo doesn’t have any serious injury worries among the squad, but he will miss the centre-back Danilo due to a yellow card suspension, so his defense will be weakened against Torino.
Betting Odds on the Total at BetDSI Sportsbook
Over 2.5 Goals @ -108
Under 2.5 Goals @ -110
Why Bet on the Under?
Four out of the last five Udinese’s matches were ended in the under, and three out of the last five Torino’s games had less than three goals in the total. The visitors’ attacking form is not so good in the last couple of weeks, they couldn’t score more than one goal per game in the last five Serie A matches, while on the other side, their defensive work is pretty solid, as the Little Zebras allowed more than one goal in a single game just once in the previous nine Serie A encounters.
Why Bet on the Over?
When you look at these two teams and their past matches, the majority of their games this season were ended in the over – Torino 13 out of 23, Udinese 14 out of 23, and just three out of 11 Udinese’s tilts on the road had less than three goals in the total. On the other hand, Torino played seven out of eleven home matches in the over, while the previous four H2H meetings were finished in the over. Just look at those results – 2-2, 3-2, 5-1…
Torino vs. Udinese Over/Under Betting Pick
Sometimes the reasons why you should bet on the under could be a good reason to put your money on the over. We saw exactly three goals per game on the average when Udinese played this season, and while their matches are quite inefficient recently, this one against Torino could be easily a total contrast. Likewise, both managers prefer attacking approach, and the hosts will certainly look for three points in front of their fans. Enough for me to back the over in this one.
MY PICK: Over 2.5 Goals (-108)