Our football match prediction:
Napoli do not want to give up on their title dream. The Partenopei sit in third place in the Serie A standings ahead of Matchday 22 and they are four points behind league leaders and title holders Juventus. Maurizio Sarri’s men did well to beat Milan at Stadio San Siro at the weekend, with the team extending their winning run to three games in the league. Key attacker Arkadiusz Milik remains in the recovery room and in his absence, Belgian ace Dries Mertens will continue to lead the attack for the Neapolitans. Napoli are a real force to be reckoned with at home and the Sicilians, who sit in the relegation zone at the moment, are unlikely to grab something from Sunday’s football match. The Rosanero suffered six defeats in previous seven away games in the league and we predict that the underdogs will return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Vlad Chiriches):
Vlad Iulian Chriches had an unusual path to the biggest stage, spending some time at the Benfica youth academy before returning to Romania to start his professional career at International. The central defender arrived to Steaua Bucuresti via Pandurii Targu Jiu and he needed just a year and a half to secure a big club move. After snubbing a number of offers from Italian Serie A, Chiriches joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013, becoming Steaua’s record transfer in the process. However, the Romania international did not enjoy the best of starts to his career in England and he was sold to Napoli after two somewhat disappointing seasons at White Hart Lane. Chiriches has struggled for playing time at Stadio San Paolo as well, and he will probably need to play on regular basis if he is to realise his full potential. Meanwhile, the powerful defender remains an important member of the Romania national team, having earned more than 40 caps for the Tricolorii since making his debut in 2011.
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.