Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Juventus are determined to defend their Serie A trophy this season and they appear to be on the right track. As expected, the Bianconeri rolled over Pescara at the weekend, with the team increasing their advantage over Roma to seven points. The loss to Milan at Stadio San Siro is in the past and it has to be noted Max Allegri’s men are eyeing their fifth consecutive win in the Italian elite division. Juventus have already suffered two defeats on the road this season, but they are certainly capable of picking up all three points from Sunday’s football match against Genoa. The Rossoblu conceded seven goals in previous three league games and they do not seem to be at the top of their games ahead of the visit of Juve. In previous three meetings between the two teams the Bianconeri emerged triumphant and we predict that the reigning champions will emerge triumphant in the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris showdown.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Cassano):
Antonio Cassano is a legendary Italian footballer who played for a number of Serie A teams in the past. The “Fanantonio” used to play for the likes of Bari, Roma, Milan, Inter and Parma in the past and he currently plays for Sampdoria.
The experience attacker, who was born on 12 July, 1982 has 39 caps for Italy and he represented the Azzurri at Euro 2004. Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, but Cassano was left out of the squad following a poor season with Real Madrid. The Italian ace made 19 league appearances for los Blancos, scoring two goals for the club between 2006 and 2008.
Antonio Cassano is a striker, but he is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. During his spell with Milan he was suffering from ischemic-based cerebral damage in 2011, but he eventually recovered from the illness. He returned to action on 25 April, 2012 against Genoa and he found the net on his return.
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.