Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Olimpico di Torino when Torino and Inter go head to head in the Serie A round 9. Il Toro aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, but they will have a big fish to fry against the Nerazzurri. Both Soppy and Buongiorno are sidelined with injuries, while Koffi Djidji is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Inter, on the other hand, aim to overtake their local rivals Milan in top position and we predict that they are going to take advantage of Torino’s poor form. Lautaro Martinez, who found the net in a 2-2 draw with Bologna, will be the man to watch in the visiting team, while fellow forward Alexis Sanchez is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up. Even though Austria international Marko Arnautovic has been struggling with a hamstring problem, we are tempted to put our money on the Scudetto hopefuls.
Highlighted Player (Hakan Calhanoglu):
Hakan Calhanoglu is another one in the long line of Turkish footballers who were born in Germany, so it is hardly surprising he came to prominence thanks to his performances in Bundesliga. The attacking midfielder with great vision and very good goalscoring record started his professional career at Karlsruher, scoring impressive 17 goals in 50 league outings to earn a move to Bundesliga side Hamburg.
The spell at Imtech Arena was merely a stepping stone for bigger things as 11 goals in his debut top flight campaign persuaded Bayer Leverkusen to splash nearly €15 million on his services. That proved a very good investment as Calhanoglu continued the rich vein of form, and it is now a matter of time before he joins one of European powerhouses.
The midfield maestro had a bright start to his career in the Turkey national team, scoring 5 goals in first 16 caps, and chances are he will become a leader for Milli Takim in the foreseeable future.
Highlighted Team (Torino):
Torino Football Club is an Italian football club from Turin. The club was founded in 1906 as the result of a fusion between different football clubs. Because of different financial trouble the club is named FC Torino in 2005.
Torino FC is hosting their games in Stadio Grande Torino which holds a capacity of 28 000.
The biggest rival of Torino FC is Juventus which is one of the biggest clubs in the world however Torino FC holds more fans in Turin than their bigger brother Juventus. Torino FC has a big football history as well. During the glory times of the club Torino won the Serie A 7 times and the Coppa Italia 5 times.
Known nicknames for Torino FC are Granata and Toro. The most famous players that have a Torino FC history are: Hakan Sukur, Kieft, Maldini, Falcone and Baron.