Our football match prediction:
As expected, Juventus kicked off the new Serie A campaign with a win over Cagliari, but it has to be noted that the Rossoblu had a penalty saved in the first half of the match. Anyhow, thanks to the 3-0 win over Cagliari the title holders climbed to top position in the standings and they are seen as hot favourites to win Saturday’s football match against Genoa. The Bianconeri were beaten by Genoa in their last meeting at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris and, no doubt, they are hungry for revenge. Ivan Juric’s troops played out a goalless draw with Sassuolo on the opening day of the season, but preventing Juve attackers from scoring is easier said than done. Paulo Dybala proved his worth in the 3-0 win over Cagliari and we predict that the Argentine attacker is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders this weekend.
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 (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.