Torino travel to Hungary for the second-leg of their Europa League second-round qualifying clash with Debreceni. The Granata are the overwhelming favourites to advance after a dominant showing in Italy and Walter Mazzarri will expect his troops to use all their experience to see out the contest.
Where and when: Nagyerdei Stadion, Debreceni – 1 August, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Debreceni vs. Torino: William Hill live streaming
Last time: Toro ran out comfortable 3-0 winners after goals from Andrea Belotti, Cristian Ansaldi and Simone Zaza.
|Total goals exact: 3||3/1||Offer|
Draw/Torino Half Time/Full Time
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Debreceni v Torino Predictions and Preview
Barring a sizable collapse, Torino’s hopes of a place in the Europa League proper will remain alive. The Granata strolled through the opening encounter and it was Belotti who predictably opened the scoring. The skipper’s career is back on track after an injury hit couple of seasons and under the tutelage of Mazzarri, the Toro talisman could soon be back in the Italy picture.
With Mario Balotelli, Ciro Immobile and a host of other forwards all flattering to deceive at international level, there is a real opening for Belotti and he is doing his chances no harm.
Belotti is 2/1 to open proceedings and 14/2 to net two or more. Mazzarri’s favoured formation is 3-4-3, but the former Inter boss could experiment with compatriot Simone Zaza coming in. The striker had his loan spell converted to a permanent deal at the end of the 2018-19 campaign and after various spells on loan, will hope he can kick-on, much in the same vein as Belotti.
Hosts Debreceni are no strangers to European competition, having featured in either the Champions or Europa League in some form in seven of the last 10 terms. The Hungarians will have to do it the hard way, and are 17/4 to emerge triumphant on home soil and a whopping 50/1 to take their place in the third-round.
One to watch for Debreceni: Expect the home side to start on the front foot, with 6ft 5in Tamás Takács the chief target. The burly hitman is 12/1 in the anytime scorer market.
One to watch for Torino: Daniele Baselli was on the fringes of the national setup last year and is encouraged to get forward from midfield. The Brescia native is 9/1 to register anytime during the 90 minutes.
Long shot: Torino could not find themselves in a better position in the tie, and Mazzarri will know his opposite number has no choice but to go for it. Debreceni are likely to be exposed early on and the travelling party should open up the home defence at will. A 4-0 success is 22/1.