Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Cagliari will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over SPAL when they host Torino at their Sardegna Arena. The Rossoblu quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Hellas Verona, with the team putting an end to their four-game losing run in the Serie A. Key midfielder Radja Nainggolan remains in the recovery room, but the good news for the hosts is that both Luca Cigarini and Luca Ceppitelli return from suspension.
Torino, on the other hand, did well to beat Udinese 1-0 on Matchday 28, with the team recording their first league win since January 12. Il Toro aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but beating Cagliari in Sardinia is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Sardegna Arena, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Castro):
Lucas Castro was born in La Plata, Argentina on 9 April, 1989. He played for his home-town club Gimnasia La Plata at the start of his senior career and the pacey winger made 68 league appearances for los Triperos from 2008 to 2011. Racing Club signed him for the 2011/2012 season and he scored five goals in 26 appearances for the club in the national championship.
In 2012 he decided to move to Europe as he signed a five-year deal with Serie A side Catania for a fee of €2.5 million. The Argentine footballer scored 13 goals for the Sicilian outfit from 2012 to 2015 and on 29 June, 2016 he joined fellow Serie A side Chievo.
Lucas Castro received Argentina call-up in 2011 for a friendly against Brazil, but he did not come from the bench. Castro is a winger, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder. His market value on 15 July, 2016 was €6 million.
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.