Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Buoyed by a thrilling 4-3 win over Bologna, Sassuolo will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Torino at their Mapei Stadium – Citta del Tricolore. The Neroverdi are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Il Toro. A man to keep an eye in the home team will be Serbia international Filip Djuricic, who has been producing excellent displays of late for both Sassuolo and the national team.
Torino, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run in the Serie A, and given Sassuolo’s impressive home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Romagna and Haraslin are sidelined with injury for the hosts, while Toljan is rated doubtful. Baselli, on the other hand, is out of contention through injury for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Vlad Chiriches):
Vlad Iulian Churches had an unusual path to the biggest stage, spending some time at the Benfica youth academy before returning to Romania to start his professional career at International. The central defender arrived to Steaua Bucuresti via Pandurii Targu Jiu and he needed just a year and a half to secure a big club move.
After snubbing a number of offers from Italian Serie A, Chiriches joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013, becoming Steaua’s record transfer in the process. However, the Romania international did not enjoy the best of starts to his career in England and he was sold to Napoli after two somewhat disappointing seasons at White Hart Lane.
Chiriches has struggled for playing time at Stadio San Paolo as well, and he will probably need to play on regular basis if he is to realise his full potential. Meanwhile, the powerful defender remains an important member of the Romania national team, having earned more than 40 caps for the Tricolorii since making his debut in 2011.
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.