Serie A match : Palermo vs AC Milan Preview,Live stream,Prediction,Lineups
Stadio Renzo Barbera — Palermo
October 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT
After the last weekend´s 9nd round of the Italian Serie A,already this midweek we will have the 10th round matches,and the first two teams which will play are Palermo and AC Milan.Both clubs currently are positioned on the lower part of Serie A table,Palermo on 18th placed and AC Milan 12th placed team.
Last season AC Milan have celebrated in both matches against Palermo,ending a run of Palermo´s five consecutive home wins.
When we talk about the team of Palermo, they are definitely one of the most unpleasant surprises at the start of this year’s Serie A, because in the first five rounds they have won only one point, which automatically resulted to firing coach Sannin.
This certainly proved to be a good move as the new coach Gasperini apparently managed to find that lost confidence in Palermo players, considering that in the sixth round,they finaly managed to win.It was at home against Chievo.
And not only that, but the Sicilians after a long time have managed to score four goals in a game, of which three were the work of an experienced Miccoli.
How much this victory really meant to them, it were best confirmed in the next three matches in which they have recorded as many draws, two of them away at Genoa and Siena, while the home one was against Torino.
Of course, after these good defensive games in the last four rounds coach Gasperini doesnt need to change anything in that part of the team, while in the attack, there is still much room for improvement.
This match will miss injured defender Milanovic and striker Hernandez.
Palermo probable lineup : Ujkani – Munoz, Donati, von Bergen – Morganella, Barreto, Kurtić, Mantovani – Iličić, Brienza – Miccoli
Just like the Sicilians, AC Milan before the start of the season due to financial problems were forced to sell their two best players, Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, which certainly would have left a big mark on this team.
Thus, in the first four rounds of Serie A they experienced three defeats, while celebrating the only as guests at Bologna, and in that period they also have failed in the first round of the Champions League to defeat Anderlecht.
However, in the rest of the season they have managed a little to consolidate their ranks and in the Serie A at home they won a 2-0 against Cagliari, and drew away at Parma.
In the Champions League next match AC Milan players provided a surprisingly good match on an away game against Zenit, where they have celebrated with 3:2, so that their supporters rightly expected and some good results in the upcoming matches.
However, the popular “Rossoneri” again disappointed them, especially in the Serie A competition where they lost against their rivals Inter Milan and Lazio, while in the Champions League better than they were footballers of the Spanish Malaga, so with a lot of skepticism fans have greeted the next domestic match against Genoa.
And they were absolutely right, it was best shown with another terrible match of coach Allegri players in most of the match, but in the end,with a lot of luck, and thanks to the great El Shaarawy they have managed to get at least the minimum victory 1-0.
Given that now expects them another hard match in Sicily, they will definitely need to provide much better game especially as they still can not count on injured striker Robinho,midfielders Boateng and Muntari, defenders De Sciglia, Villa and Mesbah,while experienced goalkeeper Abbiati is also out for this match.
AC Milan probable lineup : Amelia – Zapata, Bonera, Yepes – Abate, de Jong, Montolivo, Antonini – Emanuelson, El Shaarawy – Pato
Match Prediction :Both teams this season oscillated a lot,and struggling especially in attack, but we still believe that the Sicilians will be especially motivated to play against one of the greatest Italian team,and considering that they have lost both times last season,certainly they will try to attack and win this match. This means that the guests from Milan should have enough space to play so here we expect a lot of excitement and a very dynamic and effective match,so over 2,5 to take here is the option.
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