Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia when Atalanta square off against Juventus in the Serie A derby. The Orobici proved their worth in a 5-1 win over Crotone in their last home game in the national championship, with the team showing character in a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina at the weekend. Atalanta scored the equalizing goal in the dying minutes of the match, but it has to be noted that they totally deserved to grab something from the game. Juventus, on the other hand, rolled over ten-man Torino in the local derby, but the title holders face a difficult task in Sunday’s football match against Gian Piero Gasperini’s troops. Both teams are likely to go for a win in the Serie A derby and we predict that fans will see a lively contest at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. In their last meeting in Bergamo the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highligted Player (Berisha):
Etrir Berisha is an Albanian goalkeeper born on 10 March 1989 in Prishtina, and he has become an important player for the Albania national team over the years. After starting his youth career in his native country, Berisha joined Swedish side as a youngster and he quickly managed to prove his worth on senior level, making 90 league appearances and even scoring 3 goals from the penalty spot. The impressive displays in Swedish Allsvenskan earned him a lucrative move to Lazio in the summer of 2013, and he has since been vying with Federico Marchetti for a starting berth at Stadio Olimpico, making almost 40 league appearances during the first three years at the club. Berisha has also performed well for the Biancocelesti in Coppa Italia and Europa League, while helping Albania qualify for their first ever European Championship finals. The talented goalkeeper spent every minute on the pitch during team’s successful qualifying campaign, making sure his name will be written in the Albania national team history books.
Highlighted Team (Juventus):
Juventus are considered one of the greatest European football clubs. The Bianconeri (The White and Blacks) have won two Champions League trophies (1985, 1996) and they did well to clinch three UEFA Cup titles (1977, 1990, 1993). The Italian giants have won 32 Serie A trophies and it is well known that a number of star players were part of Juve in the past. The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet all played for Juventus, whilst legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has yet to retire. Juve were stripped two domestic trophies during the “Calciopoli” scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought glory days back to Turin. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at Stadio delle Alpi, but nowadays they welcome their rivals at Juventus Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 41,475. La Vechhia Signora (The Old Lady) is yet another nickname of the club. Juve’s biggest rivals are Torino and the two local rivals take on each other in the Turin derby.