Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Torino rolled over Shakhtyor Soligorsk 5-0 in front of home fans in the first leg of the Europa League third qualifying round. Il Toro got their job done on Thursday evening and there is every chance coach Walter Mazzarri will rest several first-team regulars in the return leg. The Serie A club have been scoring goals for fun in the Europa League qualifiers and despite the fact that Mazzarri is unlikely to field the best possible side in Thursday’s football match, away win should be considered.
Shakhtyor face an uphill task in the return leg, but, one thing is one for sure, the Belarusians are going to leave their hearts on the field as their pride will be at stake in the clash against the famous Italian club. However, seeing that the hosts head into the match with the lack of confidence, we are tempted to put our money on Torino, who have big ambitions for the 2019/2020 Europa League season.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Belotti):
Andrea Belotti began his youth career at Grumellese at the age of 10 and after spending three years at the club, he joined Albinolefe in 2006. As expected, he made his senior debut for the club on 10 March, 2012 and it has to be noted that the Italian striker scored 14 goals in 37 league appearances for the Seriani. Belotti, who was born on 20 December, 1993, joined Palermo on loan in 2013 and in July, 2014 the Sicilian outfit turned his loan move to a co-ownership.
The Italian attacker scored 16 goals for Palermo in 62 league appearances for the club and on 18 August, 2015 he signed a deal with Torino for a fee of €7.5 million.
Three months later he scored first goal in the Italian top flight for Torino and he helped the team record a 2-0 win over Bologna. Andrea Belotti has 18 caps for Italy U21 and he scored nine goals for the team.
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.