Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Red-hot Juventus will host Napoli, the leaders of the Serie A, in the most important game of Round 25, and probably the entire season. Bearing in mind the current form of both teams, this could easily prove a tittle-deciding derby, regardless of the fact that there are fourteen more rounds to go. La Vecchia Signora are on fire, with fourteen consecutive triumphs. The fifteenth one would secure them the top position in the league, as they trail only two points behind the Napolitans. But Massimiliano Allegri’s side will have to stop Gonzalo Higuain (24), this term’s biggest enigma for all defenders in Serie A. The Argentinian is scoring goals for fun this season, and will present a handful to Juventus’ rock-solid defense. Even though i Bianconeri recorded seven straight clean sheets, we expect at least one behind Buffon’s back. But Dybala, Pogba and Morata will not be without reply, and this is why we predict a spectacle for the fans and a triumph for the hosts.
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 (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.