PALERMO – PARMA
Renzo Barbera, Stadium
Serie A Standing: Palermo 5th position, 34 points
Parma 12th position, 29 points
It is the 20th game between Palermo and Parma and the stats in favor of Palermo having 11 victories, 5 draws and Parma winning only 3 times. Goals also in favor of Palermo with 39 against the 16 from Parma. In general both teams have played 39 times and Palermo always taking the lead with 16 victories, 13 draws and Parma winning 10. General gols will be 56 for Palermo and 35 for Parma.
So, on paper, Palermo playing at home has all the advantages. The main curiosity for this match will be new Parma signing Argentinian forward Hernan Crespo who might make his debut after transferring from Genoa.
Here is the thing guys, Palermo has not lose a match at the Barbera in the last 19 games having 14 victories and 5 draws. Last time Palermo lost at home was on March 1, 2009 when losing the Sicilian Derby Palermo 0 – 4 Catania. In the last 19 games Palermo has scored a total of 44 goals.
I will be really surprised if Parma cause an upset or get a draw.
Here is the disciplinary situation. Three suspended players for PALERMO: Carrozzieri, Liverani, and Bovo. Five players with one yellow card: Blasi, Bresciano, Nocerino, Balzaretti, and Cassani.
No suspended players for Parma. Five players with one yellow card: Panucci, Paloschi, Paci, Dellafiore, and Dzemaili.
Hereis the probable formation for PALERMO: Sirigu, Cassani, Simon Kjaer, Goian, Calderoni, Migliaccio,Nocerino, Bresciano, Pastore, Fabrizio Miccoli, and Edison Cavani.
Here is the probable formation for PARMA: Mirante, Paci, Panucci, Lucarelli, Zaccardo, Dzemaili, Morrone, Galloppa, Castellini, Bojinov.
Here are the stats of the last 3 HOME games from Palermo: 3 wins.
|24/01/2010||Serie A||Palermo vs. Fiorentina||W- 3-0|
|10/01/2010||Serie A||Palermo vs. Atalanta||W – 1 – 0|
|20/12/2009||Serie A||Palermo vs. Siena||W – 1 – 0|
Here are the last 3 AWAY games from Parma: 2 draws and 1 lost
|23/01/2010||Serie A||Catania vs. Parma||L- 3-0|
|10/01/2010||Serie A||Livorno vs. Parma||L – 2- 1|
|20/12/2010||Serie A||AS Roma vs. Parma||L – 2- 0|
Anna Italia Prediction: Palermo
Mediagol Prediction: 1-0