Our football match prediction:
Juventus dropped two points in the opening match of their Champions League campaign, with the team playing out a goalless draw with Sevilla in Turin, but the Italian champions have been producing much better performances in Group H ever since. Following a routine 4-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb, ten-man Juve defeated Lyon at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in their third group games and, as a result, they are on the verge of clinching their spot in the last 16. The Bianconeri are level on points with Sevilla ahead of the visit of Lyon and, no doubt, Max Allegri is going to field the best possible side against les Gones. Lyon were beaten by Sevilla in their first away game in Group H and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from Wednesday’s football match. In their last meeting in Turin Juve emerged triumphant (2-1).
Highlighted Player (Buffon):
Gianluigi Buffon is a legendary Italian goalkeeper. The 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper was born in Carrara, Italy on 28 January, 1978 and he began his senior career at Parma. After making 169 league appearances for the Gli Emiliani, he joined Juventus in 2001 and he has been playing for the “Old Lady” ever since. Buffon is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of football and he won seven Serie A trophies with Juve. In 2006 he helped Italy clinch the FIFA World Cup trophy as they defeated France on penalties in the title game. He managed to keep no less than five clean sheets at the showpiece tournament in Germany. Buffon set a number of records and it has to be noted that he is a goalkeeper with most number of clean sheets and penalty kicks saved in the Serie A. His mother Mara Stella was a discus thrower, while his father Adriano was a weightlifter. Gigi’s contract with Juve expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympic Lyonnais is the French club which play their games at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais with a capacity just a pinch short of 60,000. Lyon is one of the most popular clubs in France with a vast fan base on par with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille. The club achieved moderate success during the 1960s and 1970s led by the likes of Bernard Lacombe and Jean Djorkaeff, while the golden era of the French side came at the start of the new millennium when Lyon began to achieve greater success both in France and on the international level. It was not until 2002 that Lyon won their first ever Ligue 1 title which sparked an ongoing national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles. During that time Lyon were regular participants of the UEFA Champions League. The French club reached quarter-finals on two occasions, while they even played in the semi-finals in the 2009-10 season.