Our football match prediction:
Stadio Olimpico in Rome will host the 2017 Italian Super Cup. Juventus, who won the double last season, face on the Italian Cup finalists Lazio in the Super Cup and it remains to be seen if the Biancocelesti are capable of getting their revenge on the Bianconeri. Juve head into the match following a 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in their last warm-up game and, no doubt, the Italian giants are determined to return to winning ways. It has to be noted that Max Allegri’s troops are eyeing their eighth triumph in the Supercoppa Italiana. Lazio, on the other hand, recorded a win in each of their last four games in pre-season and they are definitely brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Juventus. Considering that the match will be played in the “Eternal City” we predict that the two teams will play out a draw (regular time) in Sunday's football game.
Highlighted Player (Mattia De Sciglio):
Mattia De Sciglio is an Italian international defender who has spent his entire career up to date at boyhood club AC Milan, and while he is widely regarded as one of world’s most talented defenders, the reality is he has yet to realise his full potential. The skilful defender is equally successful at operating on the right or left side of defence, but it is this versatility that probably prevented him from impressing in a single position. De Sciglio has amassed quite a few appearances for both AC Milan and Italy national team, albeit without ever becoming an undisputed member of either side, and the Italian public is still waiting for him to justify all the hype. De Sciglio quickly earned more than 20 caps, representing Azzurri at the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup finals, but he lost his place in the side in the build up to the Euro 2016 tournament in France, and will have to raise his form if he wants to win it back any time soon.
Highlighted Team (Lazio Roma):
Lazio are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles. The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals. The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco. The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.