Torino, as well as Empoli, are currently both enjoying the comforts of the mid-table. No doubt both will be pushing for an even stronger position when going toe-to-toe tonight. Torino lay claim to a ranking of 13th in the Serie A on 17 points after playing 14 matches. The difference to Empoli is 2 points, which leaves the latter ranked as number 11 in the table from 14 rounds.
Entering the match on Thursday as the favorite, Torino will be looking to squeeze past Empoli in the Serie A table with a win.
Torino are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts this coming Thursday claimed a steady 10 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 1 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 10 goals or an average of 1 goal a game. They clawed out a clean sheet once in this run. Ahead of their upcoming Serie A match, Empoli have an ample average of 1.8 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a tolerable 18 goals, while also conceding 18 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.8 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring once.
Stats and facts for Torino and Empoli.
- Torino has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Torino conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Torino's last 3 of 5 matches.
- Empoli conceded in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Empoli's last 7 of 9 matches;
- Empoli conceded the last 9 matches in a row;
- Empoli scored in the last 8 of 10 matches.
Current form — Torino v. Empoli
Torino keep target in sight
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Torino in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. It is all or nothing with Torino at the moment, and sadly for them it has been more “nothing” than “all”. They first went down 1-0 in an encounter with Spezia, to which they replied by beating Udinese 2-1. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side, when they lost 1-0 against Roma.
Empoli hope to boost points tally.
One can't really point a finger on the results for Empoli in past weeks as they have performed according to their level. Empoli have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. An encounter with Genoa brought a 2-2 draw, which was followed by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Verona. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail as they beat Fiorentina by a 2-1 scoreline.
Form on both sides make this seem like a relatively equal contest on paper. Torino have grabbed the role as fairly big favorites, though, with the bookies offering odds of 1.75 for a win. Should your betting strategy prefer a higher price, the odds for an away win are 4.75. Adding a draw to the accumulator will get you odds 3.80.
Torino v. Empoli — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other in the Serie A, back in maio 2019, Empoli collected all three points. Torino have been able to win 10% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Empoli in the Serie A. In other words, they have a 1-4-5 recent record, with the latter winning 50% of the matches. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 3 times in the past 10 matches between Torino and Empoli. Both teams found the back of the net 3 times in those 10 matches.
Current standings in the Serie A
Looking at the current Serie A standings, Torino and Empoli are currently 2 points and 2 places apart. Torino will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Empoli on Thursday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Empoli will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Torino and Empoli.
Man of the Moment
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Josip Brekalo. He is one of the Torino players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 2 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Empoli.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Andrea Pinamonti to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Andrea Pinamonti netted 4 goals for Empoli in their latest matches.