Our football match prediction:
Torino will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back losses to the likes of Roma and Fiorentina when they host Cagliari at their Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. Il Toro obviously suffered a dip in form and you should know that they are on a five-game winless run in the national championship ahead of Matchday 11. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s troops are eager to return to winning ways in the Serie A and we predict that they will leave their hearts on the field in Sunday’s football match. Cagliari, on the other hand, recorded a very important 2-1 win over Benevento at the weekend, with the team putting an end to their six-match losing run in the Italian top flight. However, seeing that Torino have turned their Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino into a real fortress, we are tempted to put our money on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men, who are eyeing a place in European competitions.
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 (Cagliari):
Cagliari are a professional football club based in Cagliari, Sardinia. I Rossoblu (The Red and Blues) compete in Italian Serie A and the club’s biggest success came in 1970, when they won the national championship. Cagliari finished the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of Juventus and it has to be noted that Luigi Riva led Cagliari to their first Serie A trophy. I Rossoblu welcome their rivals at Stadio Sant’Elia and the capacity of the stadium is 16,000. In the 1993/1994 season Cagliari made it to the UEFA Cup semis, with the team suffering a loss to fellow Italian club Inter in the two-legged tie. Giuseppe Pancaro helped Cagliari record a 3-2 win over Inter in the first leg, but I Rossoblu were hammered by the Nerazzurri in the second leg (3-0). Palermo are regarded as Cagliari’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the Derby delle Isole.