Soccer Picks & Tips for Juventus vs. Torino

Steven Suarez

Friday, February 21, 2014 3:30 PM UTC

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 3:30 PM UTC

Torino is doing everything they can to make it into the top five in the Serie A, but they face a daunting test against league-leading Juventus this weekend. Who should we be backing with our free picks here?

Odds Overview

As expected, The Old Lady find themselves listed as the top favorite in this weekend's Serie A action. They're approaching -400 in the soccer betting odds, leaving Torino at +900 to as high as +1250. A draw is listed in the +450 to +500 range.

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Just another day at the office for Juventus. They kept their fine form going with another victory, this time in the Europa League over Trabzonspor.

Dani Osvaldo scored his first goal for the club to get the hosts off to a great start and The Old Lady got an insurance goal from Paul Pogba in stoppage time. A 2-0 advantage heading into the return leg should be more than enough for the Serie A leaders.

Speaking of the league, Juventus has been quickly pulling away from the rest of the pack. AS Roma does have a match in hand, but The Old Lady are still nine points clear, meaning it would take quite the collapse for them not to finish as the Serie A champions.

Juventus Stadium, of course, has been more than kind to Carlos Tevez and company. They've won all 12 of their league matches at home and have averaged three goals per match in the process, while conceding just eight times overall.

The Old Lady have also already beaten Torino once this season, escaping with a 1-0 victory thanks to a goal from Pogba in the second half. We'll find out soon enough if they can make it a clean sweep back at home.

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We've seen a dramatic improvement out of Torino this term. They finished the 2012/13 campaign in 16th place in Serie A, but this season they're in the seventh spot, just three points outside of the top five.

It's no small feat to be above giants like AC Milan and Lazio, so kudos to Toro for the work they've done up until this point.

We last saw them play last week in an excellent 3-1 away win over Hellas Verona. Down 1-0 at halftime, Toro responded wonderfully well after the interval, getting goals from Ciro Immobile, Alessio Cerci and Omar El Kaddouri to guide them to the three points.

A significant reason why Torino has performed well this season has been the combined efforts of Immobile and Cerci. Together they've totaled 24 league goals, while Cerci has also contributed a team-best eight assists.

Those two will hope to make an impact for a Toro side that's gone an even 4-4-4 away from home this term. They've scored 18 goals and allowed in 18 so far, while they've yet to really record a statement victory outside of Turin. Could this be it?

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Serie A Pick

How can we pick against the league leaders at home?

Juventus remains undefeated on their own pitch and we don't see that changing after this weekend's done and dusted. They're filled to the brim with confidence at the moment and aren't going to want any kind of letdown at this point.

Torino has been pretty solid defensively, but in the end we look for Juventus' quality to shine through, leading to yet another victory. They have enough depth in their squad to handle competing in all of these different competitions, so don't be afraid of siding with the home team once more for your soccer picks.

Soccer Pick: Juventus 2 Torino 0

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