At its worst in the 2017/2018 season, Napoli will face Torino on Saturday, December 16. The match is part of the seventeenth round of the Italian Championship. It will be held from 15h (Brasília time) at the Olympic stadium in Turin.
Torino’s recent performance
Torino, by contrast, is in its best season. You have not lost seven games. It was three wins and four draws. Six of those matches were worth the Italian Championship. With 23 points (five wins, eight draws and three losses), the Turin club is in ninth place.
You can even claim a place in European tournaments. The block of classified for the Europa League is closed by Sampdoria, which has four points more.
What has prevented Torino from reaching a better position is the large number of draws. The eight equalities put him off at the top of the Italian Serie A ranking.
The problem is especially serious at home. In seven matches, the team won only two. He drew four and lost one. Thus, it finishes being only the twelfth best principal of the Italian Championship.
Commanded by Serbian coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, the Turin team has four medical doubts for the match. They are the defenders Cristian Ansaldi (eight games in the Italian Championship 2017/2018, without goal) and Kevin Bonifazi (without performances); and attackers M’Baye Niang (11 games, one goal) and Sadiq Umar (three games, no goal).
The current form of Napoli
The month of December has been bad for Napoli. On the first day, the team not only lost their unbeaten record in the Italian Championship but also saw their leadership slip away from Juventus 1-0 in Naples.
Five days later, she lost to Feyenoord in the Netherlands and was eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League. He had to settle for third place in his key, which allows only participation in the Europa League in the second half of the season.
The series of bad results was completed on Sunday, December 10, with the goalless draw at home against Fiorentina. In a journey that had equality in the classic between Internazionale and Juventus, stumbling prevented Napoli from taking the lead again.
He has 39 points (12 wins, three draws and one loss). One less than Inter, leader, and one more than Juve, third placed.
With a contusion in the crotch, midfielder Lorenzo Insigne (15 games in the 2017/2018 Italian Championship, four goals) is the biggest doubt for coach Maurizio Sarri. It depends on the new evaluation to know if you can play. If it is released, it will certainly be related among the holders.
Also in the ward are defender Faouzi Ghoulam (11 matches, two goals) and striker Arkadiusk Milik (three matches, one goal).
History of the matches Torino e Napoli
Napoli won their last four matches against Torino. In the last two, in the previous season of the Italian Serie A, won by thrashing. He scored 5 to 3 in Naples and 5 to 0 in Turin.
Hard to imagine that a team with the technical quality that has Napoli reach four games without winning. Being outside the home is not exactly a big problem. On the contrary, the Neapolitans perform better in this situation. They are the most efficient visitors to the Serie A with 22 points (seven wins and a draw) of the 24 played.
Thus, the hunch at Napoli is the best option for the confrontation. It has a price of 1.65 in Rivalo. Draw shows return of 4.00 and success of Torino yields 5.00 for 1.