Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Atalanta will be looking to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Lazio when they take on Torino on Matchday 21. The Orobici aim to keep their Champions League hopes alive, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Il Toro. Papu Gomez is no longer an Atalanta player as he joined Sevilla in the January transfer window, but boss Gian Piero Gasperini still has a number of top-class players to choose from.
Both Romero and Sutalo are sidelined with injuries, while Hateboer is a major doubt. Torino, on the other hand, shared the spoils with the likes of Spezia, Benevento, and Fiorentina in the previous three league fixtures. Il Toro, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Atalanta’s party in Bergamo. Both Sanabria and Vojvoda remain in the recovery room, while Izzo is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Duvan Zapata):
Duvan Zapata was born in Cali, Colombia on 1 April, 1991. The 186-cm-tall attacker started his youth career at America de Cali, playing for the club between 2004 and 2008. In 2008 he made his debut for the first team and three years later he scored his first hat-trick for the Colombian outfit, in a 3-2 win over Deportivo Pereira.
In 2011 he signed a loan deal with Estudiantes and he found the net for the Argentine team on his debut against Belgrano. After scoring 11 goals in 37 appearances for Estudiantes, the Colombian striker joined Napoli in 2013, but he failed to establish himself as a first-choice attacker.
On 22 July, 2015 Zapata joined fellow Serie A team Udinese on loan and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 24 league appearances for the Zebrette. Duvan Zapata has 5 caps for Colombia U20 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior side.
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.