Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Stadio Communale Luigi Ferraris pits together Genoa and Benevento, the two teams who are eager to secure the Serie A survival. The Rossoblu head into the game following a goalless draw with Fiorentina at Stadio Artemio Franchi, but it has to be emphasized that they were more than fortunate not to suffer a loss to Stefano Pioli’s troops. Genoa are level on points with SPAL, who sit in the relegation zone, meaning that the game against Benevento is of big importance for the hosts. The newcomers suffered yet another disappointing defeat at the weekend, with the team losing to SPAL in front of home fans on Matchday 17. The rock-bottom side have collected no more than one point in the Italian elite division so far this season and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to spoil Genoa’s party at Stadio Communale Luigi Ferraris.
Highlighted Player (Mattia Perin):
Mattia Perin is an Italian footballer who was born on 10 November, 1992 in Latina, Italy. Perin played for the likes of A.S.D. Pro Cisterna, Pistoiese and Genoa during his youth career and he continued to play for the Rossoblu at senior level. The Italian goalkeeper has been playing for Genoa since 2010, but it has to be noted that he spend some time on loan at Padova and Pescara between 2011 and 2013. Perin played for Italy U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams in the past and he made his debut for the Azzurri at senior level on 18 November, 2014, in a 1-0 win over Albania in a friendly match. He replaced Sirigu in the second half of the match. The Italian shot-stopper tore his anterior cruciate ligament on 9 April, 2016 and, as a result, he did not represent Italy at the 2016 European Championship finals in France. Mattia Perin managed to keep eight clean sheets in 25 appearances for Genoa in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign.
Highlighted Team (Benevento):
FC Benevento secured promotion to the Serie A for the first time in their history at the end of the 2016/2017 campaign, but it has to be noted that they finished the regular season in 5th place in the standings. The Stregoni (Witches) did well to beat Perugia and Carpi in the promotion play-offs and, as a result, they are going to taste a top-flight football. Benevento were founded in 1929 as Associazione Calcio Benevento and back then they played their home games at Meomartini, the venue which was built by Ciccio Minocchia. Nowadays, the Stregoni welcome their rivals at Stadio Giro Vigorito and the capacity of the stadium is 12.847. Benevento are well known for their yellow jerseys with red stripes, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. After Napoli, Salernitana and Avellino Benevento become the fourth club from Campania to compete in the Serie A. Matches between the aforementioned teams are well known as Campania derbies.