Our football match prediction:
Following a hard-fought 2-1 win over SPAL Chievo Verona suffered a heavy 5-0 loss to Inter at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza at the weekend. The Mussi Volanti have been having their ups and downs in the Serie A this season and they sit in the middle of the table ahead of Matchday 16. Chievo Verona are a real force to be reckoned with at home and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth home win of the season. Rolando Maran’s troops, though, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the 5-0 defeat to the Nerazzurri and home win should not be considered. The Giallorossi recorded a routine 3-1 win over SPAL at the weekend, but it has to be noted that SPAL defender Felipe was sent off in the ninth minute of the game. The capital club aim to stay in the race for Scudetto and we predict the visitors will emerge triumphant in Sunday’s football game in the “City of Love”.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Castro):
Lucas Castro was born in La Plata, Argentina on 9 April, 1989. He played for his home-town club Gimnasia La Plata at the start of his senior career and the pacey winger made 68 league appearances for los Triperos from 2008 to 2011. Racing Club signed him for the 2011/2012 season and he scored five goals in 26 appearances for the club in the national championship. In 2012 he decided to move to Europe as he signed a five-year deal with Serie A side Catania for a fee of €2.5 million. The Argentine footballer scored 13 goals for the Sicilian outfit from 2012 to 2015 and on 29 June, 2016 he joined fellow Serie A side Chievo. Lucas Castro received Argentina call-up in 2011 for a friendly against Brazil, but he did not come from the bench. Castro is a winger, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder. His market value on 15 July, 2016 was €6 million.
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma are a professional football club based in Rome. Roma were founded by a merger in 1927 and they play in the Italian Serie A. Roma’s fiercest rivals are Lazio and it has to be noted that both capital clubs play their home games at Stadio Olimpico. The two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Capitale, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football. The Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) have won three Serie A titles (1941/1942, 1982/1983, 2000/2001), while winning nine Coppa Italia trophies. The colour of Roma’s shirts is imperial purple with a golden yellow trim. A number of top-class footballers were part of Roma in the past, but Francesco Totti is undisputedly the club’s biggest legend. “The Prince of Rome” made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.