Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Saturday’s football game at Stadio Ennio Tardini pits together Parma and Reggina, the two top-table sides. Following back-to-back wins over Ascoli and Frosinone, Parma shared the spoils with Pisa in their last league match to stay in the playoffs berth. The Gli Emiliani are after their third home win of the process, but they will have a big fish to fry against the league leaders.
The Gli Amaranto, on the other hand, have been impressive in the first half of the season, with the team leading the chase for automatic promotion. Reggina rolled over Cosenza 3-0 in their last league match, and given Parma’s attacking potential in front of home fans, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Both Andrej Galabinov and Joel Chukwuma Obi are rated doubtful for the visiting team, and the duo will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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.