Napoli to continue unbeaten streak in Serie A

    SSC Napoli vs Torino FC Preview 17/10/2021

    15 Oct 2021 | Serie A | Preview
    Napoli to continue unbeaten streak in Serie A
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    Napoli have a 100% record in Serie A this season. The Partenopei have taken 21 points from 21 on offer in Serie A going into matchday 8.

    Luciano Spalletti’s team are atop the Serie A table and could extend their lead over AC Milan this weekend with a win at home against Torino.

    Torino are 11th in the Serie A table after seven matches with eight points from 21 on offer this season. Coach Ivan Juric’s team are coming off of a 1-0 derby loss to Juventus on matchday 7. The defeated ended a four-match unbeaten streak.

    Napoli’s defence has been brilliant under Spalletti. Just three goals have been conceded by Napoli this season. Three of the team’s last four games ended in wins to nil.

    Napoli defeated Fiorentina 2-1 on matchday 7 in a difficult fixture. Fiorentina took an early lead before Napoli battled back for the win.

    Torino have not defeated Napoli in 12 straight Serie A games. The 2014-15 Serie A season was the last time Torino defeated Napoli. Four of the last five games between Napoli and Torino finished with under 2.5 goals scored.

    Spalletti’s team is a perfect nine points from nine on offer at home this term. Napoli have outscored opponents 6-1 at home with Juventus being the only side to breech the Partenopei’s defence at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

    Torino have taken four points from nine this season at home. Il Toro have a zero-goal difference on the road with three goals scored and three conceded.

    Napoli could be without three players on Sunday at home versus Torino. Forward Andrea Petagna is nursing a muscle injury and could miss the game. Defender Kevin Malcuit is also suffering from a muscle injury and is a doubt for the game. Adam Ounas has a muscle strain and is a doubt as well.

    Striker Victor Osimhen is in his second season at Napoli. He has played brilliantly thus far scoring four goals in six Serie A fixtures. He averages 0.84 goals per 90 minutes in Serie A.

    Juric has a number of players suffering from injuries. Simone Verdi and Tommaso Pobega are doubts due to hamstring injuries, respectively.

    Marko Pjaca and Dennis Praet are in line to return to the team following their injuries. Forward Simone Edera is a doubt with an ACL injury. Lhassine Kone could miss the game due to a lingering fitness issue.

    Napoli are unbeaten in 12 straight games in Serie A against Torino. The Serie A leaders should claim a win on Sunday keeping a clean sheet. The teams should combine for under 2.5 goals.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 0
    1.40 5.25 9.10 1 1 1
    1 - 0(0 - 0)
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