Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Torino have been producing fine performances under new coach Walter Mazzarri. Il Toro outclassed Bologna (3-0) in their last home game in the Serie A and they head into Sunday’s football game against Benevento following a 1-1 draw with Sassuolo at MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore. Walter Mazzarri’s men aim to start a new winning run in the national championship and seeing that they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that Torino are going to beat the newcomers on Matchday 22. Benevento have been struggling in the Italian top flight this term and seeing that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Bologna at the weekend, the rock-bottom side are likely to return home empty-handed from the trip to Turin. Torino recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Benevento in the first half of the season and, taking everything into account, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Salvatore Sirigu):
Born in Nuoro, Italy on January 12, 1987, Salvatore Sirigu began his career at the youth team of Venezia at the age of 15. After spending four years at the club, Sirigu moved to Palermo in 2005 and he continued playing for the Sicilian club at senior level. The 192-cm-tall shot-stopper made 69 appearances for the Rosanero in the league and it has to be noted that he played for the like of Cremonese and Ancona (on loan) in Italy as well. On July 28, 2011 Salvatore Sirigu signed a four-year deal with big-spending French club Paris Saint-Germain and he did well to win four Ligue 1 titles with les Parisiens. In the summer of 2017 he returned to Italy, signing a two-year deal with Torino. Speaking of his international career, Sirigu won silver medal with Italy at the 2012 European Championship as the Azzurri suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Spain in the title game at Olympic Stadium in Kiev. He made his international debut for Italy on August 10, 2010 in a 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast.
Highlighted Team (Benevento):
FC Benevento secured promotion to the Serie A for the first time in their history at the end of the 2016/2017 campaign, but it has to be noted that they finished the regular season in 5th place in the standings. The Stregoni (Witches) did well to beat Perugia and Carpi in the promotion play-offs and, as a result, they are going to taste a top-flight football. Benevento were founded in 1929 as Associazione Calcio Benevento and back then they played their home games at Meomartini, the venue which was built by Ciccio Minocchia. Nowadays, the Stregoni welcome their rivals at Stadio Giro Vigorito and the capacity of the stadium is 12.847. Benevento are well known for their yellow jerseys with red stripes, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. After Napoli, Salernitana and Avellino Benevento become the fourth club from Campania to compete in the Serie A. Matches between the aforementioned teams are well known as Campania derbies.