Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Following a goalless draw with Lazio, Udinese will be aiming to start a new winning run in the Serie A when they face Torino on Sunday. The Zebrette have been impressive in the first half of the season, and they have yet to suffer a loss in front of home fans. Both Rodrigo Becao and Adam Masina are sidelined with injuries, while fellow defender Leonardo Buta should recover in time to face Il Toro.
The visitors, on the other hand, are low on spirits following the Turin derby defeat, and given Udinese’s fine record, we do not believe that Ivan Juric’s men are going to grab something from the match. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team, but Ivory Coast defender Wilfried Singo should be recalled to the starting XI. In their last meeting in Udine the Zebrette defeated Il Toro 2-0, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Daniele Padelli):
Daniele Padelli is a professional footballer who played for the likes of Lecco and Como during his youth career. During his spell with Como, he caught the eye of Sampdoria scouts and went on to join the Serie A outfit in 2004. However, he did not see any game action during his spell at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
After spending several seasons on loan at Pizzighettone, Crotone, Liverpool, Pisa, Avellino and Bari he joined Udinese on 31 August, 2011. The Italian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Zebrette and he signed a permanent contract with the club on 27 August, 2012. However, it has to be noted that the 193-cm-tall shoot-stopper played no more than nine league games for Udinese between 2011 and 2013.
On 29 May, 2013 he joined Torino on a free transfer and he has been playing for Juve’s local rivals ever since. Padelli made 35 appearances for Torino in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign and he conceded 50 goals in the process, while keeping six clean sheets.
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.