Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Saturday’s Serie A opener at Brianteo pits together Monza and Torino, the two teams who meet for the first time in the Italian top flight. The Biancorossi aim to build on a 3-2 Coppa Italia win over Frosinone, and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field on their Serie A debut. There are no injury worries in the home team ahead of the season opener.
Il Toro, on the other hand, rolled over Palermo 3-0 in the Italian Cup to make amends for a pre-season defeat to Nice. Since the club chiefs have signed permanent deals with the likes of Samuele Ricci, Pietro Pellegri, and Emirhan Ilkhan in the summer transfer window, away win should be considered. Head coach Ivan Juric has a full squad to choose from for the opening game of the season, except for Mergim Vojvoda and David Zima.
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.