Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Allianz Stadium when Juventus and Roma face each other in the Serie A derby. The Bianconeri did well to beat Bologna (3-0) in their last league fixture, but they have yet to regain top position in the Serie A standings. Max Allegri’s men are determined to defend their title and we predict they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football game against Roma. Juve have been impressive at the back of late as well and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fifth consecutive clean sheet in the national championship. The Giallorossi were more than fortunate to beat Cagliari at their Stadio Olimpico at the weekend, with centre-back Fazio scoring the winner in the stoppage time. Anyhow, the reigning champions are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend.
Highlighted Player (Gonzalo Higuain):
Widely regarded as one of the most talented strikers of his generation, Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain started his career with River Plate. A transfer to Real Madrid for €12 million in 2007 catapulted him to the top league. His six years at Madrid was capped with three La Liga titles and 107 goals in 190 appearances. Higuain became a crowd favorite at the Santiago Bernabeu and there was wide spread resentment among supporters over his transfer to Italian club Napoli in 2013 for a reported €40 million. Although he wasn’t able to win the Serie A, he carried the hopes of Napoli in 2015-16 and equaled 87-year-old record of 36 goals in a top-flight season. Higuain or El Pipita as he is fondly called has also been a regular with his country having represented Argentina at two FIFA World Cups and as many Copa America tournaments. Higuain has a great eye for the goal and his goal scoring record bears a testament to this.
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma are a professional football club based in Rome. Roma were founded by a merger in 1927 and they play in the Italian Serie A. Roma’s fiercest rivals are Lazio and it has to be noted that both capital clubs play their home games at Stadio Olimpico. The two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Capitale, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football. The Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) have won three Serie A titles (1941/1942, 1982/1983, 2000/2001), while winning nine Coppa Italia trophies. The colour of Roma’s shirts is imperial purple with a golden yellow trim. A number of top-class footballers were part of Roma in the past, but Francesco Totti is undisputedly the club’s biggest legend. “The Prince of Rome” made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.