Our match prediction:
Defending champions Juventus kick off their Serie A campaign with a game against Fiorentina. The Bianconeri reinforced the squad in the summer transfer window, but key midfielder Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United. Miralem Pjanic is on a quest to replace the French ace in the starting line-up and many people believe that the Bosnian international team is going to shine in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. Juve were impressive at home ground last season and it is no surprise they are regarded as favourites to win Saturday’s football match against Fiorentina. The Viola have been struggling in recent warm-up games and they are on a five-game losing run ahead of the trip to Turin. Juventus defeated Fiorentina in each of their last four meetings in all competitions and, taking everything into account, we predict that the Bianconeri are going to pick up all three points from the clash. Gonzalo Higuain is likely to lead the line for the hosts against Viola.
Highligted Player (Dani Alves):
After spending six seasons at Sevilla, Dani Alves joined Barcelona on 2 July, 2008. The pacey footballer is capable of playing as both full back and a right winger and he won a number of trophies with Barca from 2008 to 2016. After winning six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies, he moved to Juventus in the summer of 2016. He signed a two-year deal with the Bianconeri and he was given shirt number 23. The Brazilian player was born in Juazeiro on 6 May, 1983 and he played seven games for the Brazilian U20 team in the past. Dani Alves made his debut for the senior team on 7 October, 2006, coming as a substitute in a friendly against Kuwait. In 2007 he won the Copa America trophy with the Selecao and that is considered his biggest success, speaking of his international career. Alves has a contract with Juventus which expires on 30 June, 2018. He joined the Italian giants on a free transfer.
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 accomodate 47282 suppoters. 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 clubchistory.One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the Euopean 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.