Our football match prediction:
Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino will host Sunday’s football match between Torino and Pescara. Il Toro share the spoils with Empoli at the weekend, with the team failing to put an end to their four-games winless run in the Serie A. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, but Sunday’s clash against Pescara could be the turning point for the hosts. Torino aim to move a little closer to the Europa League places and we predict that they will fight tooth and nail against the rock-bottom team. The Delfini have collected only nine from possible 69 points in the Italian top flight this season and seeing that they have been struggling at the back of late, the underdogs are unlikely to grab something from the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino clash. You should bear in mind that Pescara conceded nine goals in previous two league fixtures.
Highligted Player (Iturbe):
Juan Iturbe is one of the rising stars of Paraguay football and is often dubbed the “new Lionel Messi”. The 22-year-old versatile professional plays as a winger as well as a forward. He currently plays for English club Bournemouth on loan from Italian club AS Roma. From a young age, Iturbe was earmarked for greater things and made his senior debut at the age of 16. In 2011 he joined Porto after signing his first professional contract but couldn’t settle in the first-team squad. Iturbe joined River Plate on a six-month loan and then made his move to Italy with Verona. Within weeks after joining Verona, Roma announced the signing of Iturbe. He continued to impress and showed flashes of brilliance but lacked consistency. Iturbe had a chance to represent Argentina and Paraguay and fluctuated his decision before finally deciding to stick with Paraguay. He made his debut with the Paraguayan national team in March 2016.
Highlighted Team (Pescara):
Pescara are an Italian football club that play in the Serie A. The Delfini (The Dolphins) returned to the Italian top flight at the end of the 2015/2016 season and it has to be noted that they competed in six seasons in the elite division (1977–78, 1979–80, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1992–93, 2012–13). Pescara play their home matches at Stadio Adriatico, the stadium that was opened in 1955 and renovated in 2009. The club’s main rivals are Lazio and Verona, but the likes of Chieti, Virtus and L’Aquila are considered Pescara’s bitter rivals as well. Vicenza and Messina are regarded as Gemellaggi (Twinning) with Pescara. Delfini have yet to win the Serie A trophy, but it has to be noted that they won the Serie B twice (1986/1987, 2011/2012). The colour of Pescara’s home kit is white and blue, while the team’s away kit is dark blue.