Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Reggina, Parma will be looking to return to winning ways in the Serie B when they take on Cittadella at Stadio Ennio Tardini on Friday evening. The Gli Emiliani are undefeated in the previous four league fixtures, but they need to start winning on a regular basis if they are to rejoin the playoffs race. Midfielder Simon Sohm serves a one-game ban, while January signing Goran Pandev continues to miss out with injury.
La Citta, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Monza, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Defender Domenico Frare misses the game through suspension, while both Andrea Danzi and Orji Okwonkwo should miss out with injuries. In the first half of the season Parma defeated Cittadella 2-1 at Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato.
Highlighted Player (Gianluigi 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.