Our match prediction:
Despite being regarded as big underdogs in Wednesday’s football game against Napoli, the Rossoblu did remarkably well to hold Maurizio Sarri’s men to a goalless draw. Ivan Juric’s men have been having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign, but they have been impressive at home ground and they are widely expected to pick up all three points from Sunday’s game against Pescara. Genoa outplayed Cagliari (3-1) in their first home match of the season and we predict that the Rossoblu are going to record a routine win over the newcomers. Pescara do not seem capable of producing decent performances at this level and they are unlikely to spoil Genoa’s party at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris. The newcomers failed to score in previous two league fixtures and we would not be surprised if Ivan Juric’s troops manage to keep a clean sheet in Sunday’s Serie A clash.
Highligted 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 (Pescara):
Pescara are an Italian football club that play in the Serie A. The Delfini (The Dolphins) returned to the Italian top flight at the end of the 2015/2016 season and it has to be noted that they competed in six seasons in the elite division (1977–78, 1979–80, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1992–93, 2012–13). Pescara play their home matches at Stadio Adriatico, the stadium that was opened in 1955 and renovated in 2009. The club’s main rivals are Lazio and Verona, but the likes of Chieti, Virtus and L’Aquila are considered Pescara’s bitter rivals as well. Vicenza and Messina are regarded as Gemellaggi (Twinning) with Pescara. Delfini have yet to win the Serie A trophy, but it has to be noted that they won the Serie B twice (1986/1987, 2011/2012). The colour of Pescara’s home kit is white and blue, while the team’s away kit is dark blue.