Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Empoli and Torino go head to head at Stadio Carlo Castellani in the Serie A round 20. The Azzurri produced their best display of the season on Monday evening, with the team beating ten-man Inter at “Meazza”, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Torino. Teenage midfielder Tomasso Baldanzi, who scored the winner against the Nerazzurri, is pushing for a start, while all Alberto Grassi, Ardian Ismajli, Mattia Destro, and Lorenzo Tonelli remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Il Toro, on the other hand, did well to shock Fiorentina at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Matchday 19, with the team moving closer to the Conference League berth. Torino and Empoli, though, seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and with only one point separating the two sides in the standings, there is a big value in betting on draw. As for the away side, all Sasa Lukic, Valentino Lazaro, Pietro Pellegri, and Ola Aina are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Mattia Destro):
Mattia Destro started his youth career at Ascoli, but in 2005 he moved to Inter. The Italian attacker, though, made his debut in the Serie A with Genoa in the 2010/2011 season. He scored 2 goals in 16 appearances for the Rossoblu and at the end of the season he signed a deal with Siena. Destro netted 12 goals for Siena in 30 league appearances for the club and on 30 July, 2012 he joined fellow Serie A team Roma for a fee of €8.5 million.
The Italian footballer made his debut for the capital club on 2 September, 2012 in a 3-1 victory over Inter. Destro scored 24 goals for Roma between 2012 and 2015 and after ending his loan spell with Milan he joined Bologna on 20 August, 2015.
Speaking of his international career, the Bologna forward has 15 caps for Italy U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 15 August, 2012 against England at Wembley Stadium. He made Italy’s 2014 provisional FIFA World Cup squad, but he eventually failed to make the final roster.
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.