Palermo vs Pescara by Enzo
Palermo didn't have many positive moments this season, but one of these has happened previous weekend when the team visited Genoa and managed to impress by winning the match with a 4:3 result on Sunday evening. It was a very open game from both sides, but must be said that the players of Genoa somehow created more and had better chances, as well as more of the ball possession, but the visitors had some luck in their chances, being way more concrete and with better final touch.
Home team took the lead in fourth minute already with a goal from Simeone, but Quaison leveled up before the halftime whistle. Second half was even more interesting, with the hosts taking 3:1 lead via Simeone again and Ninkovic quite early in the game, but the visitors had great ending of the match with goals from Goldaniga, Rispoli and Trajkovski, last two scoring in last minutes of the match. With this important three pointer, Palermo is now second from the bottom with only nine points earned and need points here desperately.
Central defender Slobodan Rajkovic (4/0) remains sidelined with knee injury, while the hosts also can't count at midfielder Carlos Embalo (6/0) due illness. Other midfielder, Ouasim Bouy (2/0) is questionable but anyway not getting enough playing time.
Pescara didn't manage to get anything positive out of their home match last weekend against Bologna, as the team looked really poor, but also had to play the match with a man less since sixteenth minute when Verre got excluded. However, they were losing already since seventh minute when the visitors took the lead via Masina and looked better even while playing with the same number of players.
Dzemaili scored second goal in 41st minute and everything was much easier since then while Krejci wrote final 3:0 from the penalty kick in 57th minute. Pescara once again showed close to nothing upfront and didn't deserve to score a goal here. The team remains in the relegation zone having just one victory (awarded by FA) so far, having earned eight points which is six less than safely placed Empoli. They will miss injured forward Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (4/1), plus midfielder Simone Pepe (9/0) and suspended offensive midfielder Valerio Verre (12/0).
- Pescara have failed to win their last 17 matches (Serie A).
Palermo comes from a morale boosting victory last weekend in a bit incredible way against Genoa and should be here more than competitive and fired up to continue with the same. Pescara, on the other side, remains quite poor looking on the field and this could be last match of Maurizio Oddo as their coach. Palermo are yet to secure their first home victory, but this game comes as ideal opportunity and I see their chances being way bigger than 50%.