Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Parma and Genoa, the two old rivals face each other at Stadio Ennio Tardini on day 23 of the 2022/2023 Serie B campaign. Parma continue with their old habit of producing much better displays at home than on the travels, but they will have a big fish to fry in Sunday’s encounter. Both Gianluigi Buffon and Elias Cobbaut are sidelined with injuries, while Lautaro Valenti misses out through suspension.
Dutch left-back Jayden Quinn Oosterwolde is no longer part of the team after joining Fenerbahce in the January transfer window. Meanwhile, the Rossoblu aim to stay in automatic promotion places, but seeing that Parma are tough to beat at home, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Speaking of the away side, both Badelj and Pajac remain on the sidelines with injuries, while Haps is banned for the match.
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.
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.