All good things must come to an end and so my current run of form ended when สล็อต 888 1-1 with RB Salzburg last night.
So back to the drawing board and an interesting game in Serie A tonight between Palermo and Napoli.
On first look this game has draw written all over it as Palermo have played 6 home games so far and drawn 4 of them whilst Napoli have won 1 drawn 2 and lost 2 on their 5 away league games.
But I am going for a home win as the 13/10 price in that market appeals, I would not put off anyone who takes the draw at generally 2/1 but for me Palermo have underachieved at home where they are usually a very hard side to break down and I fell tonight’s game is an opportunity to give their fanatical fans a win.
This is a must win game for Palermo’s coach Colantuono after 5 successive draws in the league.
Palermo are 8th in the league and Napoli 7th the two only being separated by goal difference, and both sides have been struggling form wise with Palermo 5 draws and 1 defeat in their last 6 and Napoli 1 win 2 draws and 3 defeats in the same period.
As mentioned earlier Palermo have drawn their last 5 games which included holding Inter at home 0-0 and if they can start winning games they will again challenge for a European place come the end of the season.
In Napoli`s last 3 away games they have lost to Inter 2-1 and Fiorentina 1-0 whilst getting a 4-4 draw at Roma but my worry tonight is if they can break down a tight Palermo defence.
The six most recent head to head games have all been in Serie B and have seen Palermo get 2 wins and a draw at home:
Apr 10, 04 Serie B Napoli 1 – 1 Palermo
Nov 16, 03 Serie B Palermo 4 – 0 Napoli
May 2, 03 Serie B Palermo 2 – 1 Napoli
Nov 29, 02 Serie B Napoli 0 – 0 Palermo
May 5, 02 Serie B Palermo 1 – 1 Napoli
Dec 3, 01 Serie B Napoli 3 – 2 Palermo
One interesting fact is that Napoli have been told to prevent their fans from travelling due to there behaviour in previous games though this is not a derby game as Napoli is a short ferry ride from Palermo the rivalry between the two sides is intense.
Team news is that Palermo will have to do without top scorer Amauri, who serves a one-match ban while midfielder Roberto Guana is also unavailable through suspension also striker Fabrizio Miccoli and attacking midfielder Mark Bresciano are still out of action through injury.
I will also have a small interest in the fewer than 2.5 goals market as Palermo will be hard to break down and I feel Napoli will be happy with a draw.
So Palermo to win tonight @13/10 and under 2.5 goals @4/6 hopefully will make a nice double but as I said earlier this is just my opinion and I would not put anyone off the draw at 2/1 though the odds of Palermo drawing a 6th consecutive game must me high.
Good luck with whatever you decide,