Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Cremonese will look to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Roma when they welcome Torino to their Stadio Giovanni Zini on Saturday evening. The newcomers made a slow start to the season, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as underdogs in Friday’s clash. Gonzalo Escalante is back from suspension, meaning that Massimiliano Alvini will have a full squad to choose from.
Il Toro, on the other hand, aim to move closer to the playoffs berth. The visitors have been producing fine displays at the start of the season, and they are surely capable of beating the newly-promoted side. When the two teams met in the Italian Cup last year Torino defeated Cremonese on penalties. Both Alexey Miranchuk and David Zima are out of contention with injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Belotti):
Andrea Belotti began his youth career at Grumellese at the age of 10 and after spending three years at the club, he joined Albinolefe in 2006. As expected, he made his senior debut for the club on 10 March, 2012 and it has to be noted that the Italian striker scored 14 goals in 37 league appearances for the Seriani. Belotti, who was born on 20 December, 1993, joined Palermo on loan in 2013 and in July, 2014 the Sicilian outfit turned his loan move to a co-ownership.
The Italian attacker scored 16 goals for Palermo in 62 league appearances for the club and on 18 August, 2015 he signed a deal with Torino for a fee of €7.5 million.
Three months later he scored first goal in the Italian top flight for Torino and he helped the team record a 2-0 win over Bologna. Andrea Belotti has 18 caps for Italy U21 and he scored nine goals for the team.
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.