Napoli vs. Palermo PREDICTION (29.01.2017)
Napoli vs. Palermo PREDICTION (29.01.2017)

Napoli vs. Palermo PREDICTION (29.01.2017)

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Napoli

January 29, 2017 19:45 -
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Palermo

Serie A Standings

# Team Played Points Goals
1 Juventus 20 48 42 : 16
2 Roma 21 47 42 : 18
3 Napoli 21 44 47 : 24
4 Lazio 21 40 35 : 24
5 Inter 21 39 34 : 23
6 Atalanta 21 38 33 : 24
7 Milan 20 37 31 : 24
8 Fiorentina 20 33 33 : 25
9 Torino 21 30 38 : 31
10 Bologna 20 26 20 : 25
11 Cagliari 21 26 31 : 45
12 Udinese 21 25 25 : 28
13 Chievo 21 25 21 : 30
14 Sassuolo 21 24 31 : 35
15 Genoa 21 24 24 : 29
16 Sampdoria 21 24 22 : 27
17 Empoli 21 21 12 : 26
18 Crotone 20 10 16 : 36
19 Palermo 21 10 17 : 41
20 Pescara 20 9 16 : 39
Direct Matches: Napoli - Palermo
10th September 2016 Serie A Palermo Napoli 0:3
13th March 2016 Serie A Palermo Napoli 0:1
28th October 2015 Serie A Napoli Palermo 2:0
14th February 2015 Serie A Palermo Napoli 3:1
24th September 2014 Serie A Napoli Palermo 3:3

Napoli and Palermo join forces at the Stadio San Paolo in a match for the 22nd round of Serie A. In the final direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 10-09-2016, Napoli won away by (0-3). The history of direct matches played at this stage favors the home team, who in the last 4 games won 3 and drew 1. In fact, in the last confrontation in this stadium, for the Serie A on 10-28-2015, Napoli won by (2-0). The goals of Napoli were scored by G. Higuain (39 ‘) and D. Mertens (80’). The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a game between 3rd and 19th of the overall standings, it is actually a confrontation between the 3rd place in home games and the 13th as a visitor.


Analysis Napoli


After 13 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses, the home team is in 3rd place, having won 44 points. In the last game, he beat Milan (1-2), having won 3-1 at home in a game against Pescara. This is a stronger team in their field, where they conquered 26 points, against only 18 in their games as a visitor. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Fiorentina for (1-0). For the championship, Napoli had 23 points out of 30, after 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last 10 matches at their home stadium.

In this competition, he has won the last 4 games at home and has not lost any of the last 7 he has played at home. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 8 of his last 10 matches but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency for goals to be scored as 11 of their last 11 games for this competition have finished with over 1.5 goals. In the 21 games he played in this event, he only got 1 turnaround in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There have been 2 periods in the last 11 home games for this competition: they suffered 6 of their 13 goals in the minutes (46′-60 ‘) and 5 of their 13 in (76′-90’).

The Napoli side are having an excellent moment in this championship and this has kept them in the pursuit of Juventus. It is important to point out that homemakers have four consecutive wins inside doors. The experienced coach Maurizio Sarri has done a wonderful job at the helm of the Napoli team, not only for adding several consecutive victories, but for presenting a very appealing style of play. The strengths are mainly in the offensive sector: standing balls, counterattacks and finishing. Dries Mertens is the best player in the home team and has already scored 12 goals. For this game the home coach does not count on Milik, Chiriches and Strinic, injured, besides Koulibaly and El Kaddouri, players that dispute the CAN.


Analysis  Palermo


The visiting team is currently in 19th place with 10 points, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate game, he lost out against Sassuolo by (4-1). In the last game, lost at home against Internazionale by (0-1). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 9 points and 1 in its stadium, with 4 goals scored and 19 goals conceded at home, against 13 goals scored and 22 conceded. For the championship, the Palermo won 8 points in 30 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 10 games they played as a visitor. In his league games as a visitor, the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (5 out of 11 matches). The team has not been very strong defensively, as it has always conceded goals in the last 10 matches played in this competition. In 21 games in this event, only achieved 1 turnaround in the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 away games for this competition there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 5 of his 13 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).

Unlike the adversary of this journey, the Palermo has a different goal for this championship: seek to guarantee the maintenance as soon as possible. Curiously, the Palermo team does not follow the trend of most of the teams in the championship, having won more points away from home than playing inside their domains. However, Palermo displays several flaws in its style of play, some of them fundamental, such as maintaining possession of the ball and finishing. Still, Ilija Nestorovski is the player who can score with 7 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Alessandro Gazzi, punished, besides Rajkovic, player who recovers from injury.



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