The Serie A 2018/19 campaign gets underway this weekend with Roma hoping to launch a title bid but face a tricky trip to Torino. Eusebio Di Francesco’s side are favourites to pick up three points but the hosts will be confident of causing an upset.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Torino – 19 August, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Torino vs. Roma: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Roma ran out comfortable 3-0 victors at the Stadio Olimpico the last time these two sides met back in March – Kostas Manolas, Daniele De Rossi and Lorenzo Pellegrini with the goals.
|Roma to win||10/11||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||23/20||Offer|
|Edin Dzeko anytime scorer||11/8||Offer|
Torino vs. Roma Predictions and Preview
Roma will hope to get their Serie A campaign off to a winning start but face a tough opening day assignment with a trip to regular European contenders Torino.
Di Fransesco’s side finished third last season with 77 points from their 38 games while Walter Mazzarri’s Torino finished six places and 23 points further back in the standings.
The Giallorossi are favourites to win this game at odds of 10/11 with a surprise home victory available at 12/5 and the draw priced at 5/2.
This could be a cagey affair with the Torino defending resolutely and Roma may need to show patience. Under 2.5 goals is available at 23/20 while fewer than 1.5 goals is at 10/3.
However, there is no shortage of firepower and attacking talent on the pitch, so over 2.5 goals may appear to offer value at 4/5.
A ‘double chance’ on Torino to battle their way to either a draw or a win is available at 4/5 while a Roma win/draw outcome is at 1/3.
If you fancy the visitors to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 49/20.
One to watch for Torino: Andrea Belotti has netted a prolific 48 Serie A goals for the Turin-based club since a 2015 move from Palermo and the Italy international is priced at 37/19 to add to that tally in this game.
One to watch for Roma: Edin Dzeko is defying his 32 years of age to flourish at Roma, where he has netted 63 goals across the last two campaign. He is backed at 11/8 to score at any point in this one.
Long shot: Between them, these two clubs conceded just 74 goals in 76 outings last season. A scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 14/1.