Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Verona, Torino will be aiming to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Fiorentina on Matchday 36. Despite the lack of motivation, Il Toro obviously want to finish the season in style, but they face a difficult task against the fellow top-ten side. Both Alexey Miranchuk and Nemanja Radonjic are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Viola, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Udinese. Fiorentina and Torino are level on points in the Serie A standings and, taking everything into account, we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils at Stadio Olimpico di Torino. Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu remains on the sidelines with an Achilles tendon problem, but he should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Etrit Berisha):
Etrit Berisha is an Albanian goalkeeper born on 10 March 1989 in Prishtina, and he has become an important player for the Albania national team over the years. After starting his youth career in his native country, Berisha joined Swedish side as a youngster and he quickly managed to prove his worth on senior level, making 90 league appearances and even scoring 3 goals from the penalty spot.
The impressive displays in Swedish Allsvenskan earned him a lucrative move to Lazio in the summer of 2013, and he has since been vying with Federico Marchetti for a starting berth at Stadio Olimpico, making almost 40 league appearances during the first three years at the club. Berisha has also performed well for the Biancocelesti in Coppa Italia and Europa League, while helping Albania qualify for their first ever European Championship finals.
The talented goalkeeper spent every minute on the pitch during team’s successful qualifying campaign, making sure his name will be written in the Albania national team history books.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accommodate 47282 supporters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in club history.
One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the European Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice.
Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.