Palermo vs Pescara Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Palermo vs Pescara Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

The bottom two teams of the Serie A table will be facing each other on Thursday night, as Palermo welcome Pescara at the Stadio Renzo Barbera. Palermo managed an impressive 3-4 away victory against Genoa at the weekend thanks to goals from Robin Quaison, Edoardo Goldaniga, Andrea Rispoli and Aleksandar Trajkovski. On the other hand, Pescara lost 0-3 at home at the hands of Bologna, with Massimo Oddo’s team playing with ten men after Valerio Verre saw red in the 16th minute. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Palermo Preview

Palermo have finally returned to winning ways at the weekend thanks to a hard-fought 3-4 victory on the road at Genoa. This was only their second victory in the Serie A this season and ended on a twelve game winless streak across all competitions. Despite the win, Palermo still sit in 19th position in the Serie A table tied on 9 points with the 18th-placed Crotone and are already five points behind safety. Keeping the ball out of their net has been Palermo’s biggest problem throughout this Serie A campaign, as they hold the second worst defensive record in the division with 34 goals conceded in 17 rounds. They also struggled in the final third this season, scoring just 15 goals in 17 league fixtures. Ilija Nestorovski has enjoyed a decent season despite Palermo’s struggle, as the 26-year-old striker is currently leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 7 goals and 2 assists in his 17 league appearances. Their home form over the past four months has also been an issue, as Palermo have lost their last nine home fixtures in all competitions and only scored three goals in the process. The good news is that Palermo are unbeaten in three home meetings with Pescara in all competitions, conceding just twice in this term.

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Pescara Preview

Pescara have also struggled throughout this 2016/2017 competitive season, but the most worrying problem is that things don’t look to be getting any better for them. Pescara’s only triumph in their opening 17 league games was actually a victory by default over Sassuolo towards the end of August, as the Neroverdi used an ineligible player. Their fans got angry and turned up in front of the restaurant recently to stop the team from entering. Furthermore, they have now got a police presence at their training ground to prevent their fans from entering on the pitch. Pescara are rock bottom of the Serie A table with just 8 points to their name after 17 rounds, just one point off their Thursday’s opponents. Pescara’s defence looked awful over the past month, as they conceded at least three goals in four of their last six games across all competitions. The Delfini hold the third worst defensive record in the record, conceding 32 goals in 17 league fixtures. At the other end of the pitch, Pescara managed only 13 goals this season, including 3 from their topscorer Gianluca Caprari.

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Palermo Team News

Ouasim Bouy, Carlos Apna Embalo, Geancarlo Gonzalez, Leonardo Marson and Thiago Rangel Cionek are all doubts, but Slobodan Rajkovic is out with a knee injury. The good news is that Simone Giuliano is back in training following his groin injury.

Pescara Team News

Simone Pepe, Jean-Christophe Bahebeck and Alexandru Ionut Mitrita are all missing through injury, while Valerio Verre is out due to suspension. The good news is that Alessio Di Massimo is back in training.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Palermo come into this clash on a high following their 3-4 away win at Genoa last time out, so I’m backing them to follow up this result with another victory. Furthermore, Palermo are undefeated in the last three meetings with Pescara in all competitions.

Palermo to win at 6/5

Over 2.5 goals at 21/20

Palermo saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Palermo saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Pescara

Pescara saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Palermo

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Palermo Form Guide

Palermo Team Logo

Palermo

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W A

18-05-2018

Serie B

Salernitana Team Logo Salernitana

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

06-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Venezia Team Logo Venezia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Venezia Team Logo Venezia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Frosinone Team Logo Frosinone

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

16-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Frosinone Team Logo Frosinone

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Coppa Italia

L.R. Vicenza Virtus Team Logo L.R. Vicenza Virtus

FT 8 - 7

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Serie B

Salernitana Team Logo Salernitana

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

31-08-2018

Serie B

Cremonese Team Logo Cremonese

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

16-09-2018

Serie B

Foggia Team Logo Foggia

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Pescara Form Guide

Pescara Team Logo

Pescara

Won

3

Draw

5

Lost

2
W A

28-04-2018

Serie B

Ternana Team Logo Ternana

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

01-05-2018

Serie B

Cesena Team Logo Cesena

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

05-05-2018

Serie B

Novara Team Logo Novara

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-05-2018

Serie B

Ascoli Calcio 1898 FC Team Logo Ascoli Calcio 1898 FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-05-2018

Serie B

Venezia Team Logo Venezia

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Pordenone Calcio Team Logo Pordenone Calcio

FT 6 - 5

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Chievo Verona Team Logo Chievo Verona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Serie B

Cremonese Team Logo Cremonese

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Serie B

Livorno Team Logo Livorno

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Serie B

Brescia Team Logo Brescia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Palermo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Pescara Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Palermo vs Pescara Sidelined Players

Palermo
55 Leonardo Marson Injured
5 Slobodan Rajkovic Injured
70 Simone Giuliano Injured
Pescara
21 Simone Pepe Injured
15 Jean-Christophe Bahebeck Injured
28 Alexandru Mitrita Injured
7 Valerio Verre Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Josip Posavec 190 80
6 CD Edoardo Goldaniga 188 79
12 CD Giancarlo Gonzalez 186 78
15 CD Thiago Cionek 184 81
21 AM Robin Quaison 180 70
19 RM Haitam Aleesami 183 80
23 AM Alessandro Diamanti 180 73
14 CM Alessandro Gazzi 184 81
28 CM Mato Jajalo 181 78
3 LM Andrea Rispoli 187 78
30 CF Ilija Nestorovski 182 74
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Albano Benjamin Bizzarri 188 75
11 RB Francesco Zampano 177 72
44 CD Michele Fornasier 186 80
14 LB Hugo Campagnaro 181 85
37 CD Norbert Gyomber 189 74
5 CM Alessandro Bruno 178 70
8 CM Ledian Memushaj 175 70
3 CM Cristiano Biraghi 186 79
10 LF Ahmad Benali 168 65
17 CF Gianluca Caprari 176 72
27 RF Stefano Pettinari 185 75