Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Title holders Juventus will be aiming to extend their winning run in Serie A to 13 games when they take on Genoa in Turin on Wednesday evening. The Bianconeri demolished Chievo in the “City of Love” at the weekend (4-0), but that did not help them climb to the top position in the Serie A standings for the first time this season. The Bianconeri are eager to overtake Napoli at the top of the table and we are positive that Max Allegri’s men will go all guns blazing at Genoa, who held Fiorentina to a goalless draw at the weekend. The Rossoblu are not regarded as good travelers and seeing that Juve have been impressive at home ground of late, there is every chance the visitors will return home empty-handed. The Bianconeri recorded a 2-0 win over Genoa in the reverse fixture and everything suggests the Old Lady will extend their winning run in the national championship.
Highlighted Player (Gianluigi 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 its home games in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colors 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.