Our football match prediction:
Milan were on the verge of putting an end to Juve’s 30-game winning run at home at the weekend, but Paulo Dybala eventually scored a late penalty to help the Bianconeri pick up all three points from the match. The Rossoneri aim to bounce back from the defeat and they are definitely capable of beating Genoa in Saturday’s football game. Milan, who defeated the likes of Fiorentina and Chievo in previous two home fixtures in the national championship, are eyeing a place in the Europa League and this has to go down as a must-win match for the hosts. Genoa, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Sampdoria in the Derby della Lanterna at the weekend and seeing that they head into Saturday’s football match against Vincenzo Montella’s men with the lack of confidence, we predict that the Rossoneri will start a new winning run in the Serie A.
Highligted Player (Zapata):
The versatile Cristian Zapata is a defender who usually plays as a centre back but can be deployed at full-back on either sides. Although he is naturally right-footed, Zapata is equally skillful with both feet which aids his versatility. Currently plying his trade in Serie A with AC Milan, he started his senior professional career with Deportivo Cali. He later moved to the Serie A club Udinese in 2005 ending up playing 168 games across six seasons with the club. In 2011, he moved to Spain with Villarreal but his stint was short-lived as he came back to Italy next season on loan with Milan. He signed permanently for Milan in 2013. Zapata has been a Colombian senior international since 2008 and was a member of their 2011 Copa America and 2014 World Cup squads. The 29-year-old is generally solid at the back and quick on the counter making him a menace on the wings.
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 it’s home gamesin the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colours 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.