Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Olimpico when Lazio and Juventus face each other in the Serie A derby. Lazio aim to build on a thrilling 4-3 win over Torino, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. The Biancocelesti are eyeing yet another top-four finish, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to book their place in the Champions League for the second consecutive season. As always, all eyes will be on Serbia superstar Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and experienced attacker Ciro Immobile, who is not getting any older. Luis Alberto is the only starter who is out of contention through injury.
Juve, on the other hand, welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back to the starting XI as he was tested negative for coronavirus before the Spezia game. CR7 came as a substitute to score a brace at the weekend, and, no doubt, he is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Given the attacking potential of the two sides, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Alex Sandro and De Ligt are both sidelined with injury.
Highlighted Player (Davide di Gennaro):
Davide Di Gennaro is an Italian footballer who was born in Milan on 16 June, 1988. The attacking midfielder played for his home-town club AC Milan during his youth career and he made one appearance for the Rossoneri in the Serie A.
Davide di Gennaro spent several seasons on loan at Bologna, Genoa, Reggina, Livorno, Padova and Modena and in 2012 he signed a deal with Spezia. The Italian footballer scored nine goals in 34 league appearances for the club in the 2012/2013 season and at the end of the season he joined Palermo. Davide di Gennaro signed a three-year deal with the Sicilian outfit, but he made no more than 14 league appearances for the club between 2013 and 2015.
On 8 September 2014 he was sent to Vicenza on loan. Finally, in the summer of 2015 he signed a contract with Cagliari. It has to be noted that Davide di Gennaro has 5 caps for Italy U21. The Cagliari midfielder is capable of playing as a left winger as well.
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.