Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Juventus begin the defence of their Coppa Italia trophy at home against Genoa. The Bianconeri aim to kick off their 2017/2018 Italian Cup campaign in style and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s football match against the Rossoblu. Max Allegri’s men are still playing on three fronts, but the Italian tactician has a number of top-class players to choose from and regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, we predict the title holders will emerge triumphant in their opener. Genoa are fully focused on securing yet another Serie A survival and they would not be too disappointed if they suffer elimination in the Coppa Italia last 16. When the two teams met in the national championship in August Juve recorded a thrilling 4-2 win over Genoa and that is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Mattia De Sciglio):
Mattia De Sciglio is an Italian international defender who has spent his entire career up to date at boyhood club AC Milan, and while he is widely regarded as one of world’s most talented defenders, the reality is he has yet to realise his full potential. The skilful defender is equally successful at operating on the right or left side of defence, but it is this versatility that probably prevented him from impressing in a single position. De Sciglio has amassed quite a few appearances for both AC Milan and Italy national team, albeit without ever becoming an undisputed member of either side, and the Italian public is still waiting for him to justify all the hype. De Sciglio quickly earned more than 20 caps, representing Azzurri at the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup finals, but he lost his place in the side in the build up to the Euro 2016 tournament in France, and will have to raise his form if he wants to win it back any time soon.
Highlighted Team (Genoa):
Genoa Football Club is an Italian football club founded in 1893 and is the oldest Italian football club in the nation. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colors of Genoa are Red and Blue. Genoa FC is also known as Grifoni.
Genoa FC has a very rich football history. The club won the Serie A in 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1915, 1923 and 1924.Since 1924 the club didn’t won any major prizes. Like almost every football club in Italy the Genoa FC history has it’s black pages as well. Important players in the history of Genoa FC are: Gilardino, Toni and Hernan Crespo.