Palermo vs Pescara by AhStreak
Palermo have shown considerable improvement under new coach Eugenio Corrini and picked up their first win in 9 attempts at the weekend, thanks to the incredible 3-4 obtained at the Marassi against Genoa. 85 ‘they were under 3-2 but sensationally managed to turn the game and take home three important points. Crotone currently sit in 18th, also on nine points, and the last safe spot is occupied by Empoli, who have earned 14. A win for Palermo, then, could see them possibly close some of that gap between themselves and the Azzurri, depending on how things go in their own game with Atalanta. Regardless, the magical number for safety is usually 40 points or so, and the Rosanero have a long way to go in order to achieve that total.
On the other side, last placed Pescara scored 62% of their goals in total away this season but at the same time they conceded the opening goal in 76% and lost in 75% of their away matches in total. They come into this game having suffered a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of a Bologna side who had not won a road fixture in quite some time. They were blocked from their own Christmas party recently, as a group of protesting fans turned up in front of the restaurant to stop the team from entering. They’ve currently got a police presence at their training ground, such is the anger of their fans.
However, Pescara are going to have a chance too. Palermo have conceded 2.13 goals per game in their home matches so far, while they’ve let in a goal in 94% of the Serie A matches, including 100% of their home outings. Meanwhile, Pescara have conceded in basically every game. Pescara have shipped 11 goals in their last four away matches and are justifying their pre-season tags of relegation favourites.
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