League leaders Napoli look to go one step closer to sealing the club’s first Scudetto since 1990 when they travel to Turin to take on Torino at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. Napoli have built up a mammoth 18 point lead over second-place Inter as we enter matchday 27 of the competition. It’s been a dream season for Gli Azzurri who have all but wrapped up the league title and are now into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League where they will face off against Italian rivals AC Milan. Napoli’s last match was a comfortable 3-0 win over Frankfurt in the Champions League round of 16, sealing their 5-0 aggregate victory over the German side. The visitors were able to bounce back after a rare defeat to Lazio with a 2-0 home win over Atalanta in their last Serie A outing. In the league season, Spalletti’s men have accrued a stunning record of 22 wins, two draws and two defeats for a total of 68 points.Torino enters this match with the aim of closing the gap on sixth-place Atalanta as the players seek a European football qualification spot. Il Toro are currently occupying eighth in the standings with a record of 10 wins, seven draws and nine defeats putting the Turin based club on 37 points. This has them trailing sixth-place by eight points with roughly a third of the league season remaining. Torino is coming off a 2-0 away victory over Lecce in its last outing, making it back-to-back wins for Ivan Juric’s men following the club’s 1-0 home win over Bologna two weeks ago. It marks the first time Torino has won two consecutive matches since October and is an excellent way to snap out of a recent cold streak which saw them win just once in six matches. They’ll be tested here as they welcome a soaring Napoli team that has failed to find the net just three times in the Serie A so far this season.
Torino have shown excellent defensive resilience in recent outings, responding to conceding four goals against Juventus with back-to-back clean sheets in the last two matches. Il Toro has been very strong defensively at home this season with only eight goals conceded and five clean sheets. However, they often tend to play out very hard-fought, low-scoring affairs in front of the home support as the attack has only managed to find the net 11 times on home soil. With Napoli’s ridiculous run of only one goal conceded in the last eight matches, backing one of these two strong defensive sides to keep a clean sheet on the day is the best approach. Our Torino vs Napoli prediction: Both teams to score: No