Our match prediction:
Thanks to Gonzalo Higuain’s late goal Juventus defeated Fiorentina in the opening match of the new Serie A campaign. The Argentine ace, who joined the club in the summer transfer window, proved his worth on his Juve debut and he will be the man to watch in Max Allegri’s team in Saturday’s football match against Lazio. The reigning champions aim to defend their trophy, but the season is long. Lazio, on the other hand, recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over Atalanta in their Serie A opener and they will be looking to build on the triumph when they face the Bianconeri at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. There will be fireworks when the two teams face each other in the “Eternal City”, but we predict that both teams are going to find the net on Matchday 2. It has to be noted, though, that Juve are after their eighth consecutive win over Lazio in all competitions.
Highligted Player (Biglia):
Lucas Rodrigo Biglia is an Argentinian football player born on the 30th of January 1986 in Mercedes. Biglia started his career playing for Argentinos Juniors where he made his debut in the season of 2003/2004. After playing for Independiente and RSC Anderlecht Biglia made the transfer to Lazio Roma, which cost the Italian club around 5 million euro. Biglia became the captain of Lazio Roma in July 2015. Biglia made his debut for the Argentinian national team in February 2011.Biglia played for Argentina in the World Cup 2014 and the Copa America 2015.Biglia is a right-footed defensive midfielder, which is known for his leading role. For the defensive midfielder position he is small being only 178cm, which is one of his weaknesses. Biglia won the Belgian national league 4 times, the Belgian national cup once and became world champion with the Argentinian U20 squad. Nicknames for Biglia are El Principito and Lucky.
Highlighted Team (Juventus):
Juventus are considered one of the greatest European football clubs. The Bianconeri (The White and Blacks) have won two Champions League trophies (1985, 1996) and they did well to clinch three UEFA Cup titles (1977, 1990, 1993). The Italian giants have won 32 Serie A trophies and it is well known that a number of star players were part of Juve in the past. The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet all played for Juventus, whilst legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has yet to retire. Juve were stripped two domestic trophies during the “Calciopoli” scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought glory days back to Turin. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at Stadio delle Alpi, but nowadays they welcome their rivals at Juventus Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 41,475. La Vechhia Signora (The Old Lady) is yet another nickname of the club. Juve’s biggest rivals are Torino and the two local rivals take on each other in the Turin derby.