Serie A Betting: Torino vs. Parma

Mike Richardson

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:06 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 6, 2014 7:06 PM UTC

Next up is Italy and there’s still more money to be won – when Torino host Parma in Sunday’s Serie A clash. Your Humble Handicapper is pocketing money left right and centre from the bookies on the continent this season and you can take a share of the spoils if you listen to his top soccer tips.

Neither of these sides look like they’ll be bothering the top or the bottom of the table this term, Torino are 6th in the table on 55 points, just two behind 5th place Inter and Parma are one point behind on 54. The battle for 6th place is hardly the most thrilling thing in football but both these sides will still want to finish on a high. You should be interested to know that Parma and Torino are both 1/50 on a top six finish this term. Those odds make them joint favourites with the sportsbooks, ahead of Inter Milan at 1/12 and AC Milan at 2/11.

Enough with the top six…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?
The basic odds from the sportsbooks on this match have Torino winning at 6/5, a draw at 11/5 and a Parma win at 13/5. What’s more the Half Time/ Full time odds really favour Torino as they have Torino winning both halves ta 11/5. Followed by Draw/ Torino at 4/1 and then Draw/Draw at 5/1. Parma winning both halves is at 9/2 but then things start to get a bit interesting as the game being drawn on the 45 and Parma’s on the 90 is available at best soccer odds of 7/1 and the game being Torino’s on the 45 and a draw on the 90 is at 15/1.

But your Humble Handicapper smells bigger money than that
Looking at the last three meetings between these two sides Parma have been the only side to come out on top and have outscored Torino ten goals to three. If they’re going to make it four out of four, you can really clean up and make the bookies pay.

Your Humble Handicapper sees that, as they have in each of their last three meetings both sides will score.  Parma have scored in three of their last five games and Torino have scored in each of their last five. Bet on both sides scoring t best soccer odds of 7/10 (the no is at 6/5).

The bookies also have as the shortest correct score odds 1-1 at 5/1, so the odds on Torino winning it outright suddenly seem less attractive to your Humble Handicapper. I see a Parma win, but I do see Torino scoring and let’s all go a bit crazy and back Torino to be leading at the break but Parma win the game on the 90 at best soccer odds of 30/1, by all means temper that bet with a side of Draw/ Parma at  7/1. But your Humble Handicapper sees one winner here.

Prediction: Parma a win 2-1 at best soccer odds of 11/1 with Paddy Power.

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