Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Genoa will look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Parma when they take on Palermo in the Serie B round 24. The Rossoblu are a real force to be reckoned with at home, with the team winning three of their last four home games, while sharing the spoils with Pisa. Both Badelj and Pajac continue to miss out with injuries, while Haps misses out through suspension.
The Sicilians, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, but they will have a big fish to fry at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Friday evening. Since Genoa have turned their stadium into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors will return to Sicilia empty-handed. All Bettella, Buttaro, Crivello, Elia, Gomes, and Vido remain on the sidelines with injuries, while Genoa defenders should have in-form striker Matteo Brunori at bay.
Highlighted Player (Kevin Strootman):
After starting his senior career at Sparta Rotterdam, Kevin Strootman joined fellow Dutch side Utrecht in 2011. The defensive midfielder, who was born on February 13, 1990 in Ridderkerk, Netherlands, then moved to PSV where he established himself as a first-team regular. Strootman was then spotted by AS Roma scouts and in 2013 he decided to take a step forward in his career by joining the Giallorossi.
On March 9, 2014, the Dutch footballer sustained a serious knee injury that made him miss the remainder of the 2013/2014 Serie A season. He missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well, but he returned to contention on November 9, 2014. Kevin Strootman played for Roma until August 28 when he signed a five-year contract with Olympique Marseille.
Speaking of his international career, Strootman made his Netherlands debut against Austria in 2011 and he scored his first ever goal for the Dutch national team in Euro 2012 qualifier against Finland. Kevin Strootman’s preferred foot is right.
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.