It’s been a busy week of Coppa Italia with eight fixtures this week and two on Thursday, with the contest between Torino and Frosinone bringing the curtain down on the second-round action.
It’s an all-Serie A encounter at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin and it looks set to be a lively contest despite each side struggling for consistency in the Italian top flight.
Torino should be in better spirits following a win at the weekend while Frosinone are looking for a morale-boosting cup win amid a poor run in the league.
Neither side will want their cup run to end at this early stage and there are a couple of decent best to be had in what should be an intriguing tie.
Torino have won all four meetings with Frosinone and are 8/11 to extend that sequence inside 90 minutes on Thursday.
It’s 10/3 about an away win inside normal time for Frosinone, who have won just one of their last six matches.
The tie to go to extra-time is priced up at 23/10 but none of the four previous meetings have ended all square.
Long-term absentee Perr Schuurs joins Koffi Djidji and Brandon Soppy on the sidelines but Nikola Vlasic will hope to be involved after missing the weekend trip to Lecce. Duvan Zapata could start in attack with Torino boss Ivan Juric likely to make a number of changes to his starting XI.
Captain Luca Mazzitelli should return after serving a suspension but Abdou Harroui and Francesco Gelli are ruled out by injury, but Eusebio Di Francesco will have most of his Frosinone squad available.
Torino to win & both teams score @ 3/1
Torino and Frosinone are neck and neck in Serie A and this could be a lively encounter at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin.
The pair are locked on 12 points each after ten rounds of matches, with Frosinone a place above Thursday’s hosts only on goal difference.
Torino snapped a five-match winless streak with a 1-0 win at Lecce on Saturday, while Frosinone have also won one of their last six, with two defeats coming prior to this encounter.
These two have yet to meet in the league this season but all four previous meetings have gone Torino’s way and they are fancied to come out on top again.
It’s odd-on they win on Thursday, but better value comes by backing them to win in a match where both teams get on the scoresheet.
That outcome is a 3/1 shot, but all four previous meetings resulted in that outcome and Frosinone have got on the scoresheet in their last two away losses.
Over 3.5 goals @ 11/4
Torino made it to the last eight of this competition last season, beating Serie A giants AC Milan along the way, and they look a decent shout to make it to the third round with a victory this week.
They have dominated their second-round opponents in previous meetings but the goals have also flowed when these two have locked horns.
Goal totals in the four fixtures they have played have made up at three, five, six and three and there is scope to believe another lively encounter is in the offing.
The pressures of league football can be put to one side this week, and that could lead to another open affair.
Both teams have scored in that quartet of matches too, so that is another avenue to explore for punting purposes and that outcome is a 10/11 shot.