Palermo and Inter Milan face each other at the Renzo Barbera Stadium in Palermo on Sunday for a 21st Serie A game. The home team arrives here in a terrible way and is showing no sign of Improvements, having just won two of the 20 games he played in the Italian championship, desperately needing points to get out of the relegation zone. Inter Milan, meanwhile, are in for an excellent moment of the season, with coach Stefano Pioli giving signs of who is getting a great job by bringing Inter back on the road to winning.
Palermo ranked 18th with 10 points, 2 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses, with 17 goals scored and 40 goals conceded. In the last two days of 2016 Palermo managed to give hope to their fans, managing to win at home to Genoa and tie at the reception to Pescara, putting an end to a terrible series of 9 consecutive defeats, all for the Italian championship. However, with the beginning of this new year things have returned to normal and the Aquile have returned to the slumps, conceding 5 goals in only 2 games. It is also important to mention that this formation led by Eugenio Corini is also already out of the Italian Cup after having been eliminated by Spezia in the fourth round, in this same stronghold, on penalties.
With only 1 win and 2 draws inside the door in 11 official matches in the national competitions, where he scored 5 goals and conceded 18 in the process, Palermo show no difference in acting with or without the support of their fans. Adding to all this, the Aquile also have the second-worst defense of the Italian league, which will undoubtedly be a problem against a Milan Inter Milan in great shape and hot foot.
In his last 5 official games, Palermo have a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. This sequence of results began with a 0-2 defeat at the reception to Chievo. There followed a 3-4 win at Genoa, a 1-1 draw at Pescara’s reception, a 1-0 defeat at Empoli, and on the final day, a 4-1 defeat at the Sassuolo. Rajkovic and Andjelkovic are out, both injured.
Eleven Probable: Posavec – Cionek, Gonzalez and Goldaniga – Rispoli, Gazzi, Jajalo, Henrique and Aleesami – Nestorovski and Quaison.
Serie A Inter Milan, in turn, ranks 6th with 36 points, with 11 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, with 33 goals scored and 23 goals conceded. Inter Milan are back in the limelight and come here with a series of 5 consecutive victories in the Italian league, having only one defeat in the last 9 consecutive games of the competition, a great start that has raised the team to 6th place Only 1 point away from fifth place and eternal rival AC Milan, although his neighbor has less than one match left. In all competitions, the Nerazzurri arrive here with 7 consecutive victories, praising the work of coach Stefano Pioli, who have lost only 2 of 11 games since taking over the team, being a draw for the Europa League and another for the Championship, and winning 8 hits.
In the middle of this week the milanese set beat Bologna still, stamping access to the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup. Inter has been revealing a well organized team in the defensive process and very versatile offensively, adopting a possession football where they try to control the match in the opponent midfield, leaving for the attack by the runners and crossing several balls into the area . It is important to note that captain Mauro Icardi is the best scorer in the league with 15 goals scored, almost half of the team’s total in Serie A.
In his last 5 official matches, Inter Milan have a record of 5 wins. This sequence of results started with a 0-1 win at Sassuolo. There followed a 3-0 win at Lazio, a 1-2 win at Udinese, a 3-1 win at Chievo, and on the final day, a 3-2 win at the Bologna, in the game to count for the Italian Cup. Coach Stefano Pioli has 100% of the team available for this match.
Eleven Probable: Handanovic – D’Ambrosio, Murillo, Miranda and Ansaldi – Brozovic and Gagliardini – Candreva, João Mário and Perisic – Icardi.
Inter Milan have won 3 of their last eight straight games, drawing 4 and losing just 1.