Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Cagliari and Torino take on each other at Sardegna Arena in the Serie A round 23. The Rossoblu aim to make amends for back-to-back defeat to Lazio and Atalanta, and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field in the relegation six-pointer. It has to be noted that Cagliari are after their third home win of the process. The likes of Ceppitelli, Sottil, and Rog are all out of contention with injuries for the hosts.
Il Toro, on the other hand, have drawn the previous five league fixtures. Torino are not regarded as good travellers, but seeing that they are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Sardinia, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Sanabria remains sidelined through injury, but he should be the only absentee in the away team. As always, Andrea Belotti, who has netted 11 goals so far this term, will be the man to watch in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Diego Godin):
Diego Godin is considered one of the best defenders in the history of Uruguayan football. The Atletico Madrid centre back played for Cerro and Nacional in the Uruguayan national championship between 2003 and 2007 and in August, 2017 he signed a deal with La Liga side Villarreal.
Godin made 91 league appearances for the Yellow Submarine and on 4 August he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a contract with Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan defender won the 2013/2014 La Liga trophy with los Rojiblancos, while making it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2014, 2016). He won the Europa League trophy in the 2011/2012 season with Atletico Madrid as well.
Speaking of his international career, Godin clinched the 2011 Copa America trophy with Uruguay. Despite playing as a centre back, Diego Godin often scores after set pieces and you should have in mind that he scored eight goals for Diego Simeone’s team in the 2013/2014 season (all competitions).
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.