Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Bologna and Torino face each other at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in the closing match of the Serie A round 13. The Rossoblu aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Fiorentina and you should know that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in front of home fans. Both Jesper Karlsson and Adama Soumaoro are sidelined with injuries, while midfielder Oussama El Azzouzi is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Il Toro, on the other hand, head into Monday’s clash following a 1-1 draw with Monza. Ivan Juric’s men have been having their ups and downs of late and seeing that Bologna are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. The Croatian tactician can’t count on the likes of Nikola Vlasic, Samuele Ricci, Perr Schuurs, and Koffi Djidji for the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara showdown.
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 (Bologna):
Bologna FC 1909 is an Italian football club founded in 1909 and playing in the Serie A. The club hosts its games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara which holds a capacity of 40500 seats. The stadium is named after their former chairman. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara since 1927.
The club colors of Bologna are blue and red and is one of the most successful football clubs in Italy winning the Serie A 7times and the Coppa Italia 2 times in the clubs history. Lately Bologna is not performing like their glory times anymore. The club is often relegated to the Serie B but manages to get back to the Serie A on and off. Another important person in the club is Joey Saputo, Canadian but with Italian roots, which is owner of Bologna.
Well known football players that wore the blue red colors of Bologna in their career are: Falcone, Dokovic, Nakata, Gillet, Pagliuca, Vieri and Zagorakis.