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Palermo vs. Catania tip, prognosis & odds 11/9/2020 - Serie C
A few years ago both teams played in the Italian upper house, now the Rosanero and Rossazzurri meet in Serie C, the third highest division in Italy. That situation is not only due to the sporting failure, but also to internal and above all financial problems.
The latter was particularly true of Palermo, which was declared bankrupt in the 2019 season and consequently dared to start over in Serie D under the name "SSD Palermo". Last season the Rosanero rose to the third division, but since then they have not been able to convince as "Palermo FC". Meanwhile, things are not going any better for the guests from Catania.
The Rossazzurri was forcibly transferred to the third division due to match-fixing - a total of five cases were confirmed - and has not made it back to Serie A since then .
The "Derby di Sicilia” between Palermo and Catania is on Monday evening. As the odds of the best bookmakers show, the Rosanero from Palermo are slightly favored. A prognosis for the home side will be daring after the weak start to the season, especially since no match in Serie C has yet been won.
Palermo - statistics & current form
Last year the "new" Palermo made its debut in Serie D, the fourth Italian division. As expected, the Rosanero prevailed as champions in Girone I, but benefited from the end of the season. However, at no point in the 2019/20 season was a rise of the pink-blacks up for discussion.
Ascension fairy tale postponed?
In the 2020/21 season, the club from the Sicilian capital changed its name to "Palermo FC” and invested a lot in the transfer market. With Roberto Boscaglia a new trainer was also introduced. As can be seen from the start of the Rosanero season, the fairytale of promotion in the Sicilian capital is expected to be postponed for the time being.
Palermo FC had a catastrophic start to the season and is currently in the last place in the Serie C table. For information: Trapani Calcio was excluded from the competition and is in the table 20. the Serie C already determined as relegated, which is why Palermo as table-19. currently carries the red lantern.
Will Palermo take the first win in the Sicilian derby?
The Sicilian showdown is on the agenda on Monday evening. On the first five match days, Palermo FC had a record of 0-2-3 and a goal difference of 2: 7. The only encouraging factor is the fact that so far only one home game has been played. In the Stadio Renzo Barbera, the home of the Rosanero, a defiant reaction in the derby cannot be ruled out.
Across the seasons there were five wins for the "Aquile" in the last six home games. If the team of coach Boscaglia prevails in the "Derby di Sicilia”, Palermo vs. Catania odds of 2.60 for tip 1 paid out. With Crivello and Broh, there will be a total of two losses in the Rosanero squad. Inevitably, Boscaglia will have to make changes in the starting XI, especially since both players are regular staff.
Expected formation of Palermo:
Pelagotti - Corrado, Marconi, Palazzi, Almici - Odjer, Peretti - Valente, Rauti, Kanoute - Saraniti
Catania - statistics & current form
For Catania Calcio there was a setback right at the start of the season in the Series C 2020/21. The Italian Football Association withdrew two points from the "Gli Elefanti" due to financial irregularities. Nevertheless, the Rossazzurri made a promising start to the season and remained unbeaten on the first four match days. That wave of euphoria is now over.
Will the mini-crisis at the derby end?
Catania suffered two defeats in the last two games, which meant that the good starting position in the Serie C table was lost. As eleventh in the table, the situation is at least better than the Monday opponent from Palermo. After all, the Rossazzurri can move up to one of nine play-off places with a derby win in the upcoming match.
The last time the Red-Blue played a game in Serie C almost two weeks ago, the home game against Vibonese was canceled at short notice last week. Considering how weak the defense of the "Gli Elefanti" presented itself on the two previous match days, the long break in the game for coach Giuseppe Raffaele's team came in handy.
Rossazzurri's defensive wobbles
In the last two games a total of seven goals were conceded. Surprisingly, because Catania had only conceded one goal in the first four games of the 2020/21 season. In contrast to his trainer competitor from Palermo, Raffaele will not have to complain about any serious failures on Monday evening.
Compared to the starting XI before the long break, the Rossazzurri coach is unlikely to make any major changes to the starting line-up.
Expected formation of Catania:
Martinez - Silvestri, Claiton, Tonucci - Pinto, Maldonado, Rosala, Izco, Calapai - Gatto, Emmausso
Last matches from Catania:
Series C Grp. C
10/26 2020 FC Bari 1908 4-1 Catania
10/21 2020 Catania 1 - 3 Ternana
10/18 2020 Virtus Francavilla 0 - 1 Catania
10/07 2020 Catania 1 - 0 Juve Stabia
10/04 2020 Monopoli 0-1 Catania
Direct comparison / H2H balance
For the first time since the 2012/13 season, when both teams were last represented in Serie A, there will be the big "Derby di Sicilia”. Across all competitions, it will be the 85th derby between Palermo and Catania. The direct comparison is currently led by the Rosanero from the Sicilian capital with a balance of 25-39-20.
The last meeting ended in April 2013 with a point split between Palermo vs. Catania. A new forecast is by no means absurd for the upcoming derby, especially since both clubs are currently in a minor crisis of form.
Betting base forecast & Italy Palermo - Catania Italy tip
Palermo FC want to turn the trend with a derby win and score three times for the first time this season. Betting on the Rosanero will be daring on Monday evening, especially since only two points have been booked in the first five games. In contrast, the Rossazzurri from Catania presented itself much better at the start of the season, but recently also buckled.
In the last two games there were two defeats, in which the eleventh place in the Serie C conceded a total of seven goals. Because the home game against Vibonese was canceled on the last day of the match, Catania Calcio was allowed to pause for almost two weeks and thus had enough time to work on the defensive work.
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