Our football match prediction:
Torino have been having their ups and downs in the first half of the season. Il Toro are one of those unpredictable teams, but they sit in the top half of the Serie A standings ahead of Sunday’s football match against Chievo. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men did well to spoil Inter’s party at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Matchday 13 (1-1) and they now aim to return to winning ways in the national championship. Torino defeated Cagliari (2-1) in their last home game in the elite competition and seeing that the Mussi Volanti often struggle on the travels, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Adem Ljajic found the net for Serbia in a 2-0 win over China at the weekend and he will be one of the man to watch in the home team. Chievo suffered a heavy 4-1 loss to Sampdoria in their last away game and they are likely to return home empty-handed.
Highligted Player (Nicolas Burdisso):
Nicolas Burdisso is an Argentine defender who plays for Italian side Genoa. Burdisso began his senior career at Boca Juniors and he made 102 league appearances for the Argentine giants between 1999 and 2004. The 183-cm-tall footballer then moved to Europe as he signed a four-year contract with Inter in 2004. However, he missed a number of matches in the 2004/2005 Serie A campaign as his daughter was fighting leukaemia. Burdisso played 93 league games for the Nerazzurri and he won four Serie A trophies with the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza outfit. In 2009he joined fellow Serie A club Roma on loan and on 28 August, 2010 he signed a permanent deal with the capital club. Nicolas Burdisso helped Argentina win the 2001 FIFA U20 World Cup and he was part of Argentina’s squad that won the 2004 Summer Olympics. His younger brother Guillermo Burdisso used to play for Roma in the past. Nicolas holds both Italian and Argentine passports.
Highlighted Team (Chievo Verona):
Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona shortly Chievo Verona is an Italian football club founded in 1929 and is currently active in the Serie A. The club is hosting it’s games in the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi which holds a capacity for 42 000 football fans. Chievo Verona shares the stadium with their city rivals Hellas Verona. After a couple of years playing in the Serie B the club from Verona managed to reach the Serie A in 2009/2010. Since the club is active in the Serie A the best performance was in the season 2011/2012 where Chievo Verona was able to end 10th on the Serie A table.Chievo Verona never managed to reach the group stage in a European top league. In the past Chievo got knocked out several times in the UEFA cup qualifiers and one time in the Champions League qualification stage. Known players that wore the Chievo Verona kit in their career are: Amauri, Brighi, Perrotta and Barzagli