Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Buoyed by a 3-0 victory over Benevento Fiorentina take on Torino at their Stadio Artemio Franchi. The Viola aim to keep on climbing the standings and they are definitely capable of booking their place in European competitions. Cyril Thereau scored his fourth goal of the season at the weekend and the summer signing will be the man to watch in the home team in Wednesday’s football match against Torino. Fiorentina defeated Udinese in their last home game in the Italian top flight, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Sunday’s football game against Torino. A close encounter appears on the cards and we predict that two teams are going to share the spoils at Stadio Artemio Franchi. You should bear in mind that the two teams played out a 2-2 draw in their last meeting Firenze and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Vincent Laurini):
Vincent Laurini started his senior career at the age of 19 as he played for Italy amateur club Fossombrone. The full-back made 54 league appearances for the club between 2008 and 2010 and during that period Carpi scouts spotted him. He signed for Carpi in 2010 and one year later he signed a new five-year deal with Biancorossi. Laurini played 57 games for Carpi and in 2012 he decided to move to Empoli. The Empoli full-back was born in Thionville, France, but he is eligible to play for both France and Italy. Laurini wears No. 2 shirt for the Azzurri and he made 25 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. He scored one goal for Empoli during the season as he helped the team pick up one point from the match against Sampdoria. Despite being right-footed, he is capable of playing as a left-back. Laurini’s contract with Empoli expires on 30 June, 2018.
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.