Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Torino kick off their Europa League qualifying campaign with a match against Debrecen at their Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. Il Toro recorded a hard-fought 3-2 win over Pro Patria in their first warm-up game of the pre-season, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Thursday’s football match against the Hungarian outfit.
The Serie A side are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that the club chiefs managed to keep hold of top scorer Andrea Belotti in the summer transfer window, we are tempted to put our money on Walter Mazzarri’s troops. Debrecen, on the other hand, did well to eliminate Albanian side Kukesi in the Europa League first qualifying round to set up a meeting with Torino. The Hungarians are tough to beat at home, but given their poor away record in the Europa League, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Il Toro’s party in Turin.
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.