Palermo v Inter Milan – Preview – 20 March 2010

seriealogoPalermo v Inter Milan
Italian Serie A
20 March 2010 – 19:45 GMT

Inter Milan can extend their lead at the top of the Italian Serie A table to four points as they travel to face Palermo on Saturday night.

Palermo v Inter Milan Preview

Inter Milan will look to respond after last Friday’s 3-1 loss against Catania which cut their lead over AC Milan to only a single point. After having a comfortably last month, Inter have struggled and allowed their rivals back in the title race.

Palermo have been in good form in the last several weeks with a 4-0-2 record in their last six Serie A matches. They are now in 4th place in the league table and seven points back of 3rd place Roma. They are in the last Champions League spot heading into the weekend but only five points separates 4th through 8th place.

Inter Milan will be with Balotelli, Chivu, and Muntari for the match. Palermo’s injuries include Mchedlidze, Bresciano, and Tedesco. There are also several players who are doubtful for Saturday’s match, which are Blasi, Goian, and Balzaretti.

The match is crucial for Inter Milan’s Scudetto have a home match against a weaker opponent. A loss or draw for the visitors could see them drop to second place while Palermo could drop several players if they don’t get the three points.

Inter Milan had a great midweek Champions League win at Chelsea and should be ready to respond from the loss against Catania. Jose Mourinho will have his team focused and they should be able to get a close road win.

Last Five Matches in Competition
Palermo Internazionale
@Udinese 3-2 @Catania 3-1
Livorno 1-0 Genoa 0-0
@Juventus 0-2 @Udinese 2-3
Lazio 3-1 Sampdoria 0-0
@AS Roma 4-1 @Napoli 0-0

Palermo v Inter Milan Prediction

Inter Milan will win the match 2-1.

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