Saturday, December 10, 2011
Preview : Palermo - Cesena
Mangia's Palermo hoping to keep %100 home-winning record. While they are one of the worst away teams of Serie A , Palermo haven't scored a single goal away from home.
Palermo are totally different team when they are at home, in Sicily Palermo have won their all 6 games. (If they didn't have home success Mangia would be sacked by Zamparini long time ago!)
Palermo will miss very important defender/midfielder Migliaccio , forwards Zahavi and Hernandez. Miccoli is back from injury and ready to play against Cesena. Also defender Munoz back after long term injury , important name for Palermo's defence.
Cesena had a terrible start to Serie A. After The Sea Horses appointed Arrigoni they had two consecutive victories , inluding the Emilia Romagna Derby , Bologna(away) game.
On the last round Cesena had not much to do against Juventus , they have just played an ultra-defensive game and held Juventus till 72th minute and have lost against the leaders with 0-2 score. Cesena showed an awful performance.
Cesena will miss goalkeeper Antonioli , midfielders Martinez and Colucci and key defenders Comotto & Lauro.
A fight reported between defender Benalouane and forward Erjon Bogdani. But both players won't be fined by the club while they are struggling in relegation zone. But a fight between players always has a negative effects on the team.
Palermo (probable) 4-3-1-2 : Benussi; Pisano, Silvestre, Munoz, Balzaretti; Acquah, Bacinovic, Barreto; Ilicic; Pinilla, Miccoli
Cesena (probable): 4-4-2 : Ravaglia; Benalouane , Von Bergen , Rodriguez , Rossi , Ceccarelli, Guana , Parolo , Candreva , Bogdani , Mutu
Palermo have more talent in their squad and they're ''warriors'' when they play in Renzo Barbera.Migliaccio's absence is big blow , but Palermo still have enough quality in their squad compared to Cesena.
Cesena will be defending to make game a hell for Palermo but without two key defenders and first choise goalkeeper that's not gonna be easy to hold Palermo.
Quality differece should be a factor here. Palermo should get their 7th home victory.
Take Palermo -1 AH at @2.16 odds.