Our match prediction:
Roberto Mancini’s charges showed character in their Coppa Italia clash against the Old Lady, as they managed to neutralize Juventus’ advantage from the reverse fixture (3-0). The Nerazzurri responded to criticism with producing one of the best performances of the season, but Palacio’s miss in the penalty shootout denied San Siro outfit a place in the final against their city rivals. Even so, such a showing gives the fans hope their team will get back on track in the Serie A. Truth being told, their chances for booking a place in the Champions League next season seem rather slim, but Milan are breathing down their necks in the table, so their forthcoming clash against below par Palermo is a must win. Giuseppe Iachini’s charges have been struggling on the road of late, with a single triumph in their last nine away fixtures. I Rosanero are still to win at San Siro, but, we predict they will wait for their first victory in Milan a little while longer.
Highligted Player (Perisic):
Ivan Perisic is a Croatian football player born on 2nd of February 1989 in Split. Perisic started his football career in the youth of Hajduk Split where FC Sochaux discovered him by a very young age. After playing for FC Sochaux, Club Brugge, Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg Inter Milan transferred him for approximately 17 million euro. Perisic made his debut for the Croatian national team in 2011. Perisic played in all big tournaments so far such as the EURO 2012 and the World Cup 2014. In several EURO 2016 qualification matches Perisic was the captain of the national team.Perisic is known for being a strong right-footed attacking midfielder. Because of his strength and vision it’s hard to win a duel against Perisic. One of Perisic’ biggest weaknesses is his lack of technique which is required to play for the biggest football clubs. Perisic won several prizes in his career but didn’t always play a big role in them. In season 2010/2011 Perisic was topscorer of the highest Belgian football division scoring 22 goals.
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.