Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Buoyed by a thrilling 3-0 win over Inter in the Derby della Madonnina, Milan will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they square off against Palermo at Stadio Renzo Barbera. The Rossoneri are eyeing a place in the Champions League and seeing that they are three points behind third-placed Fiorentina, we can predict that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s game against the Rosanero. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s troops are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Sicilia and seeing that they outplayed Palermo in previous two meetings in the Serie A, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. Giovanni Tedesco’s troops did outclass Udinese (4-1) in their last home fixture in the national championship, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Milan. Carlos Bacca scored in the local derby at the weekend and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Diego Lopez):
Diego Lopez is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Milan in the Serie A. Lopez was born in Paradela on 3 November, 1981 and he played for Lugo during his youth career. He made two appearances for Lugo at senior level as well, but in 2000 he joined Real Madrid. The 196-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for both Real Madrid C and Real Madrid B and he made just two appearances for the first team during his first spell at Real Madrid. After spending five seasons at Villarreal (2007-2012) the Spanish goalkeeper played for Sevilla in the 2012/2013 La Liga campaign, but he made no more than eight league appearances for los Sevillanos. He returned to Real Madrid on January, 2013 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular, replacing Iker Casillas in the starting XI. However, Real Madrid fans wanted to see Iker between the posts and, as a result, Diego Lopez was forced to join Milan in 2014. Lopez has only one cap for Spain national team.
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.