Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Allianz Stadium when Juventus and Torino face each other in the Turin derby. Juve recorded a routine 3-1 win over Genoa in midweek, with the team retaining top position in the standings, but Lazio are still breathing down their neck. The Bianconeri are eyeing their seventh consecutive win in the Serie A, and they are seen as hot favourites to win the derby.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late, will be the man to watch in the home team, but Khedira, Alex Sandro, De Sciglio, and Demiral remain in the recovery room. Il Toro aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Cagliari and Lazio, but given their shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Maurizio Sarri’s men. Midfielder Daniele Baselli is the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Cristiano Ronaldo):
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the world’s best football players. The Portuguese ace was born on 5 February, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira and he played for the likes of Andorinha, Nacional and Sporting during his youth career. CR7 made his Sporting debut in Primeira Liga on 7 October, 2002, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Moreirense.
Manchester United scouts spotted him and one year later he joined the Old Trafford outfit. Ronaldo became the most expensive teenager in the history of the Premier League and he received the number 7 shirt. He quickly established himself as the team’s key player and it has to be noted that he won three consecutive Premier League trophies with the Red Devils (2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009). In 2008 he helped the Old Trafford outfit beat Chelsea in the Champions League final, scoring for Alex Ferguson’s troops in the regular time.
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 and he helped the Spanish giants with two Champions League trophies. In 2016 he won the European Championship trophy with Portugal. The Real Madrid ace has two Golden Ball awards (2013, 2014).
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.