Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Sampdoria and Torino take on each other at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the Coppa Italia last 32. La Samp did well to crush Genoa in the Derby della Lanterna, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Torino. Veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella returns to the starting XI, but all Damsgaard, Ihattaren, Torregrossa, and Vieira continue to miss out with injuries.
Il Toro, on the other hand, recorded a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Bologna at the weekend, but given their anything but good away record in the Serie A, we are tempted to put our money on Roberto D’Aversa’s troops. All Belotti, Djidji, Edera, Kone, and Verdi are out of contention through injuries, speaking of the visiting team. In their last meeting in Genoa Sampdoria defeated Torino thanks to Antonio Candreva’s goal, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Candreva):
Antonio Candreva is an Italian football player born on 28th of February 1987 in Rome. Candreva played in the youth academy of Udinese where he made his debut in season 2007/2008.
After playing for Livorno, Juventus, Parma, Cesena he transferred to Lazio Roma, which didn’t pay any transfer fee. Cendreva plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2009. Candreva didn’t play for the Italian team during the EURO 2012 but did during the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Candreva is a 181cm right-footed midfielder that is known for being multifunctional in the pitch. Because Candreva played for lots of clubs he is known for being very mature and having a great vision in the game. Candreva scored the most amount of goals in his career in the season 2013/2014. The only prize Candreva won was the Coppa Italia in 2012/2013 with Lazio Roma. Candreva’s nickname is Il Timido.
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.