Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Stadio San Siro when Milan and Juventus square off against each other in the Serie A derby. The Rossoneri quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Napoli, with the team beating Empoli 3-1 on the road, but they do not want to stop now. Milan aim to climb to the Champions League berth, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Saturday’s derby. Keep in mind, though, that the home team’s injury list is pretty long, including the likes of Simon Kjaer, Davide Calabria, Alexis Saelemaekers, Junior Messias, Mike Maignan, Theo Hernandez, Alessandro Florenzi, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Juve, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-0 win over Bologna where Serbian duo Filip Kostic – Dusan Vlahovic got their names on the scoresheet. The Bianconeri want to keep on climbing the standings, and seeing that they will go for a victory in the Serie A derby as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. All Marley Ake, Paul Pogba, and Kaio Jorge should miss out with injuries, while Federico Chiesa could play some part after overcoming his long-term injury.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Ranocchia):
Andrea Ranocchia is an Italian football player born on the 16th of February 1988 in Assisi. Ranocchia started his football career playing in the youth of Perugia and Arezzo. After making his debut for the first team in 2006/2007 Ranocchia played for Genoa and Bari before Inter Milan showed their interest and transferred him to Milan as a part of a trade for Destro.
Ranocchia plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2010. Unfortunately Ranocchia was not selected for the national team to play in the World Cup in 2014.
With a length of 195cm Ranocchia is a tall strong central defender. Ranocchia is known for his tactical defensive vision. Despite his age Ranocchia played for a lot of difference football clubs, which made him, mature in his playing style. Ranocchia was part of the Bari squad that won the Serie B in 2008/2009. On the highest Italian level Ranocchia won the Coppa Italia in 2010/2011 with Inter Milan.
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.