Our football match prediction:
Italian giants Juventus will be aiming to extend their at home in the Serie A to 33 games when they host Genoa at their Juventus Stadium on Sunday evening. The Bianconeri recorded a very important 2-0 win at Pescara at the weekend and thanks to the triumph they moved one step closer to defending Scudetto. Juve have established themselves as the dominant force in Italian football and given their impressive home record, Max Allegri’s troops are likely to roll over Genoa in Sunday’s football game. Following four consecutive defeats in the national championship, the Rossoblu played out a 2-2 draw with Lazio at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the match against the reigning champions. Genoa’s displays on the road leave a lot to be desired, they were hammered by Udinese in their last away fixture and we predict that Ivan Juric’s men will return home empty-handed.
Highligted Player (Buffon):
Gianluigi Buffon is a legendary Italian goalkeeper. The 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper was born in Carrara, Italy on 28 January, 1978 and he began his senior career at Parma. After making 169 league appearances for the Gli Emiliani, he joined Juventus in 2001 and he has been playing for the “Old Lady” ever since. Buffon is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of football and he won seven Serie A trophies with Juve. In 2006 he helped Italy clinch the FIFA World Cup trophy as they defeated France on penalties in the title game. He managed to keep no less than five clean sheets at the showpiece tournament in Germany. Buffon set a number of records and it has to be noted that he is a goalkeeper with most number of clean sheets and penalty kicks saved in the Serie A. His mother Mara Stella was a discus thrower, while his father Adriano was a weightlifter. Gigi’s contract with Juve expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Genoa):
Genoa Football Club is an Italian football club founded in 1893 and is the oldest Italian football club in the nation. The club plays it’s home gamesin the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colours of Genoa are Red and Blue. Genoa FC is also known as Grifoni.Genoa FC has a very rich football history. The club won the Serie A in 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1915, 1923 and 1924.Since 1924 the club didn’t won any major prizes. Like almost every football club in Italy the Genoa FC history has it’s black pages as well. Important players in the history of Genoa FC are: Gilardino, Toni and Hernan Crespo.