Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
There will be fireworks when Juventus and Torino, the two local rivals, face each other in the Turin derby in the Italian Cup quarter-finals. Juve recorded a routine 2-0 win over Genoa in their opener and they are seen as hot favourites to win Wednesday’s football match against Il Toro. The reigning champions are a real force to be reckoned with at home and regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, the hosts are likely to emerge triumphant in the local derby. Torino are tough to beat at home, but they often struggle when they leave their Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino and, taking everything into account, we predict Max Allegri’s men are going to make it to the Coppa Italia semis. When the two teams met at Allianz Stadium earlier this term Juventus outclassed Torino 4-0 and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Gianluigi Buffon):
Gianluigi Buffon is a legendary Italian goalkeeper. The 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper was born in Carrara, Italy on 28 January, 1978 and he began his senior career at Parma. After making 169 league appearances for the Gli Emiliani, he joined Juventus in 2001 and he has been playing for the “Old Lady” ever since. Buffon is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of football and he won seven Serie A trophies with Juve. In 2006 he helped Italy clinch the FIFA World Cup trophy as they defeated France on penalties in the title game. He managed to keep no less than five clean sheets at the showpiece tournament in Germany. Buffon set a number of records and it has to be noted that he is a goalkeeper with most number of clean sheets and penalty kicks saved in the Serie A. His mother Mara Stella was a discus thrower, while his father Adriano was a weightlifter. Gigi’s contract with Juve expires on 30 June, 2018.
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.