Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Parma will look to build on a 3-1 win over Cittadella when they take on Modena at their Stadio Ennio Tardini on Saturday. The Gli Emiliani are eyeing their fifth consecutive win at home ground, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. With no fresh injury worries to report, head coach Fabio Pecchia is unlikely to make changes to the team that outplayed Cittadella on Matchday 13.
I Canarini, on the other hand, are on a four-game winless run, and given their difficulties in front of goal, we predict that Parma are going to emerge triumphant in this encounter. Defender Giorgio Cittadini serves a one-game ban, while both Simone Panada and Mario Gargiulo are out of contention through injuries. In their last meeting in a competitive match Parma defeated Modena 3-1, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
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.