Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Roma and Torino face each other at Stadio Olimpico in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Wednesday’s program. The Romans did remarkably well to reach the Coppa Italia semis last season and they are eager to go all the way in the Italian Cup this time out. Over the years Roma have turned their Stadio Olimpico into a real fortress and regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, we predict the capital club will advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup. Il Toro book their place in the last 16 by beating the likes of Trapani and Carpi, but Roma are likely to pose a much bigger threat for Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men than their previous rivals. When the two teams met in the Serie A earlier this term Roma recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Torino.
Highlighted Player (Maxime Gonalons):
The 27-year-old France international defensive midfielder Maxime Gonalons has been with Lyon since the tender age of 10, climbing through the club’s rank all the way to the first-team regular and club captain. Gonalons made his competitive debut for Lyon in 2009 against Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League playoof round when he came on for Jeremy Toulalan. During the seven seasons with Lyon’s first-team, Maxime Gonalons established himself as the mainstay completing the total of 212 Ligue 1 appearances. Reliable midfielder has been a major impact in Lyon’s Champions League challenges as well, taking part in all of his club’s five appearances in Europe’s elite competition last year. Playing in the holding role at Lyon, Maxime Gonalons’ influence is pivotal as the French international adds much needed steel to the midfield allowing his more creative teammates the freedom and carelessness upfront. His locker room impact is equally crucial as the 27-year-old midfielder is an imposing figure both on and off the pitch.
Highlighted Team (Torino):
Torino Football Club is an Italian football club from Turin. The club was founded in 1906 as the result of a fusion between different football clubs. Because of different financial trouble the club is named FC Torino in 2005.
Torino FC is hosting their games in Stadio Grande Torino which holds a capacity of 28 000.
The biggest rival of Torino FC is Juventus which is one of the biggest clubs in the world however Torino FC holds more fans in Turin than their bigger brother Juventus. Torino FC has a big football history as well. During the glory times of the club Torino won the Serie A 7 times and the Coppa Italia 5 times.
Known nicknames for Torino FC are Granata and Toro. The most famous players that have a Torino FC history are: Hakan Sukur, Kieft, Maldini, Falcone and Baron.