Monday 22 May

Pescara vs Palermo Match Preview

22 May 2017 Ed Mackey ITALY: Serie A
ITALY: Serie A

Pescara Calcio

  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L

vs

Kick-off
18:45 GMT
22 May 2017

US Palermo

  • D
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W

Kick-off
18:45 GMT 22 May 2017

As far as end of season fixtures go, this is probably worse than most. Two sides who are already relegated facing to see which one is worse! Serie A’s 19th and 20th placed clubs face off as Palermo make the trip to Pescara for the penultimate game of the season and there certainly won’t be any fireworks.

STATS

  • Pescara’s last win in the league came 12 games ago as they put 5 goals past Genoa but it’s been poor viewing for their fans since then as they have only picked up 2 points in 11 games, form that shows why they’ve been relegated. Their last result was a 3-1 defeat away at Bologna.
  • Palermo have been marginally better in that period of time as they’ve won 2 games and picked up 9 points. While it’s better than their opponents, it’s still nowhere near enough to see them stay up. They’re unbeaten in their last 3 games and have picked up 7 points, it all seems too little too late.
  • Gianluca Caprari has been quite good for Pescara seeing as they’ve been so poor throughout the season. With 8 goals, he’s their top scorer and might look to force a move away in the summer.
  • The only player between these two sides who has reached double figures for league goals this season is Ilija Nestorovski who has managed 10 league goals for Palermo, he may also find a transfer in the summer.

HEAD TO HEAD

 

Palermo have never beaten Pescara in Serie A in the 3 times the sides have faced each other in the competiton. There have been more than 2.5 goals in just one of the last 6 fixtures between the two and the game back in December ended 1-1.

Head to head matchess in Serie A: Pescara Calcio - US Palermo

22.12.2016 Seri US Palermo Pescara Calcio 1:1

PESCARA NEWS

Pescara were big favourites for relegation before the season began  and it’s no surprise to see them drop further and further from the rest of the teams in the league without any real fight or passion from their players. They’ll want to put this season behind them as soon as possible and build for next season and a win against Palermo in front of their own fans would sign off the season in a positive way. It will be hard for Zdeněk Zeman to motivate his players for this one.

Latest matches: Pescara Calcio

14.05.2017 Seri Bologna FC Pescara Calcio 3:1 L
07.05.2017 Seri Pescara Calcio FC Crotone 0:1 L
30.04.2017 Seri Cagliari Calcio Pescara Calcio 1:0 L
24.04.2017 Seri Pescara Calcio AS Roma 1:4 L
15.04.2017 Seri Pescara Calcio Juventus Turin 0:2 L

PALERMO NEWS

It won’t be any easier for Palermo manager, Diego Bortoluzzi, to get his players in the mood for Monday night’s game especially as his side had a much better chance of survival at the start of the season. With 7 points in their last 3 games, they’ve shown that they had what it takes to stay in the division but a lack of passion from the players killed any chance of that. They’ll have to prepare for life in Serie B and they’ll be desperate to put this season to the back of their minds.

Latest matches: US Palermo

14.05.2017 Seri US Palermo Genoa FC 1:0 W
07.05.2017 Seri AC Chievo Verona US Palermo 1:1 D
30.04.2017 Seri US Palermo AC Fiorentina 2:0 W
23.04.2017 Seri Lazio Roma US Palermo 6:2 L
15.04.2017 Seri US Palermo Bologna FC 0:0 D

SUMMING UP!

With absolutely nothing on the line for either team, this has the potential to be one of the worst games of the Serie A season and could quite easily end as a goalless draw. It won’t be a game that sets the footballing world alight and the odd goal will more than likely decide it. Palermo will be slight favourites purely down to the fact of their better form heading into the game.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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