Palermo takes on Sampdoria in Sicily in the game that will decide which one of the two clubs will play in the Champions League next year. Everything is at stake for both sides so it promises to be a very, very interesting game with millions of euros at stake. Both teams have been going through spectacular seasons for their own standards and one of them will make history reaching the CL for the very first time.But who will that be? We answer this question with our Palermo vs Sampdoria prediction.
There are just two rounds remaining and at the moment Sampdoria are 4th with 63 points while Palermo are 5th with 61. Palermo’s dream of reaching the CL depends on a win in this game. They have won three of their last 4 Seria A fixtures with Miccoli being in superb form. One of our betting tips is to back him up to score at Any Time.
Samp have the upper hand against Palermo as they lead the Sicilian side with 2 points in the standings so even a draw will be a useful result for them. However, a loss will mean that their destiny is no longer in their own hands so they will be keen on avoiding such a scenario. They are currently on a five game winning run that includes some quite impressive victories over Roma at the Olimpico (after being 1-0 down at HT), Milan and local rivals Genoa.
Our Palermo vs Sampdoria prediction takes into account not only the current form of both sides, but also all the injuries and suspensions affecting both squads. Samp have a fully fit group of players to choose from, while Palermo have some serious issues to deal with. Simplicio who is one of their best players this season is definitely out, as are Mchedlidze and the Australian Bresciano. Blasi, Cavani, Miccoli and Migliaccio in doubt, while Bovo is suspended.
BetOnWins Palermo vs Sampdoria Prediction: Samp will not lose this game considering their great form right now and the fact they have a fully fit squad, while the hosts have some injuries and suspensions to deal with. It could be Draw, but an away win for Samp is also highly likely and the interesting stat is that Palermo have not lost at home all season long. This just might change in their last home game as Cassano and Pazzini will be on fire! Handicap 0:1 on Samp is the most certain betting tip for this game.