OUR man in Italy, Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) looks to continue his hot streak in Serie A with his best Monday night bet.
Lazio v Torino | Monday 19:45 | BT Sport
Lazio have the chance to extend their margin over Atalanta, as well as Inter Milan, who thrashed Atalanta on Sunday with a win here.
Victory for Lazio would push the Romans just four points adrift of Napoli and despite not really rating their chances for a third-placed finish, I do recognise their consistency, especially against medium to lower-ranked sides.
Torino fall into that bracket despite having a stunning striker in Andrea Belotti; their defensive frailties have cost the Granata a lot of points, as they stand now no better mid-table.
As often remarked, scoring goals has never been a problem for Torino with 51 registered in their 27 outings. But also, this team have serious defensive problems, especially away from Turin where they have suffered an average of almost 2.00 goals per-game.
Only five teams in the whole Serie A have a worse defensive return that the Granata, and I think this is the key to analysing this match and maybe the most important factor that Lazio could expose.
If it is true that the Biancocelesti have not managed to score more than one goal in their last three home games, it is also to note that the teams they have faced approached with a very defensive mentality which Lazio could not break.
I think Torino will present themselves differently, as they have done in many occasions, so goals should flow without many worries so I’m backing Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score (19/20 Coral).
Lazio v Torino – Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score (19/20 Coral)
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