Our football match prediction:
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris will host Sunday’s football game between Genoa and Chievo. Genoa aim to bounce back from a heavy loss (0-4) to Juventus and it remains to be seen if they are capable of putting an end to their six-game winless run in the Serie A. The Rossoblu are six points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Chievo and, no doubt, the upcoming league game is of big importance for the hosts. Genoa footballers are likely to leave their hearts on the field in Sunday’s clash and we predict that they will return to winning ways in the national championship. Chievo are stuck in the middle of the table and considering that they suffered a loss in each of their last five league fixtures, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed. Chievo were demolished by Cagliari (0-4) in their last away match in the Serie A.
Highlighted Player (Hiljemark):
Oscar Hiljemark is a central midfielder who won the Under-21 European Championship with Sweden in 2015 and has also started to leave his mark on the senior national team. His talent was spotted early on as a number of Swedish sides battled for the player’s signature before he penned a professional contract with Elfsborg. Following some impressive performances in Swedish Allsvenskan, Hiljemark was purchased by PSV Eindhoven, where he somewhat struggled for playing time, but that did not stop Serie A side Palermo from offering him an escape route from Dutch Eredivisie. The central midfielder enjoyed a brilliant start to his career in Italy, scoring several important goals in the opening exchanges, and he was in turn linked with the likes of Southampton, West Ham, AC Milan and Napoli, among other clubs. While making several appearances for Blagult even before said success with the Under-21 side, Hiljemark only secured his place in the senior team after the aforementioned trophy, and he is tipped to prove a worthy successor to long-serving midfielder Kim Kallstrom.
Highlighted Team (Chievo Verona):
Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona shortly Chievo Verona is an Italian football club founded in 1929 and is currently active in the Serie A. The club is hosting it’s games in the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi which holds a capacity for 42 000 football fans. Chievo Verona shares the stadium with their city rivals Hellas Verona. After a couple of years playing in the Serie B the club from Verona managed to reach the Serie A in 2009/2010. Since the club is active in the Serie A the best performance was in the season 2011/2012 where Chievo Verona was able to end 10th on the Serie A table.Chievo Verona never managed to reach the group stage in a European top league. In the past Chievo got knocked out several times in the UEFA cup qualifiers and one time in the Champions League qualification stage. Known players that wore the Chievo Verona kit in their career are: Amauri, Brighi, Perrotta and Barzagli