Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Atalanta will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Venezia when they face Torino in a postponed Serie A game. The Orobici quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Verona, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run. Atalanta aim to keep their Europa League hopes alive, and they have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Torino. The attacking partnership of Zapata and Muriel seemed to be in a perfect working order against Venezia, and the duo is likely to prove a handful for Il Toro back-line as well.
Keep in mind, though, that all Toloi, Pezzella, Malinovsky, Cabezas, and Maehle have been struggling with injuries of late. Ivan Juric’s men, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Spezia at the weekend, but given their anything but good away record, home win should be considered. To make things even worse for the visitors, key attacker Andrea Belotti remains in the recovery room.
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.