Our match prediction:
Walter Novellino started his Palermo spell the same way Beppe Iachini ended it – with a defeat. In this rather interesting football match, Stefano Sorrentino stood tall for most of the match, but simply was not able to stop Higuain’s penalty that decided the end result. Empoli, on the other hand, ended their four-game losing run by snatching a point in the dying moments of the clash against Sampdoria (1-1). The share of spoils secured the Azzurri’s 11th place in the overall standings, but Genoa are now breathing down their necks, being a single point away. Marco Giampaolo’s charges are undefeated in five straight encounters with the Rosanero, and will be looking to continue their unbeaten streak this Saturday. Bearing in mind that both teams have struggling in front of the opposition goals of late, we do not predict the fans will witness a spectacle in the forthcoming clash, but we believe Empoli will record their first win in 2016.
Highlighted Team (Palermo):
US Citta di Palermo is an Italian footballclub which is founded in 1898 as Anglo Panormitan Athletic and Football club. Palermo is currently active in the Serie A. The club from Palermo hosts it’s games in the Stadio Renzo Barbero. The Palermo stadium is one of the most modern stadiums in Italy and holds a capacity of 38 000 spectators. Palermo is known for it’s kit: the club colours are black and pink. The home kit of the club is in flashy pink. One of the most famous nicknames of Palermo is Rosanero which means Pink black.Palermo managed to play 5 times in the UEFA cup in the club’s history. In 1931/1932, 1968/1969 and 2013/2014 the club won the Serie B title. In 1974, 1979 and 2011 Palerma ended as runner up in the Coppa Italia. US Palermo never won a title in the highest division of Italy. Amauri, Barzagli, Bresciano , Luca Toni and Cavani are the most famous football players that played for Palermo.