Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino when Torino and Napoli square off against each other on Matchday 17. Il Toro sit in the bottom half of the table ahead of the visit of the Partenopei, but they are still in the race for a place in European competitions. It is well known that Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men are tough to beat at home, but they face an uphill task in Saturday’s football match against the Neapolitans. Maurizio Sarri’s team suffered a dip in form and they will be looking to return to winning ways in the Serie A when they take Il Toro in Turin. Napoli are on a three-game winless run in the Italian top flight and we predict they are going to leave their hearts on the field this time out. It has to be noted that Napoli are eyeing their fifth consecutive win over Torino in the Serie A.
Highlighted 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 (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.