Date: 28 Augt 2016
Time: 23:00 GMT+7
Giuseppe Meazza / Milano
After missing out last week Jeison Murillo will likely be back in the starting line-up after serving his suspension. Reports suggest Inter will also deploy a four man defence opposed to the three man defence deployed against Verona. Cristian Ansaldi‘s name won’t be on the team sheet as he continues to recover from injury while Caner Erkin‘s is unlikely to be there either if reports linking him with a move away are to be believed.
Probable line-up (subject to change): (4-3-3) Handanovic; Nagatomo, Murillo, Miranda, D’Ambrosio; Brozovic, Kondogbia, Banega; Perisic, Icardi, Candreva
The sides have clashed heads in the top flight 56 times (including the Ambrosiana Inter days in the 1930’s). Just under half of these meetings have came since 2004, the first time the sides faced off after 31 years of not doing so as Palermo languished in the lower tiers. Since 2004, Inter have won 11 of the meetings while Palermo have just won three. Interestingly, Palermo have never left the Meazza victorious in all the meetings between the clubs, despite coming close on a few occasions. Furthermore, all bar three of the fixtures have seen at least one goal, the last of these 0-0’s coming in 2007.
Inter won 3-1 last time out with thanks to goals from Adem Ljajic, Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic and the last time they played in Sicily it ended with the points being shared.
Carmine Russo di Nola is the referee for the fixture and his linesmen are Preti and Fiorito. Schenone is the fourth official for the tie and Calvarese and Aureliano are the two other assistants.
Inter and Palermo will be face to face in one of the most unbalanced matches in Serie A Round 2. The competition will start at 17:00 and we expect Inter to lead their opponents and put a lot of pressure on them from the first minutes.
Inter won the last head to head match against Palermo: 3-1 and we recommend you to bet on their victory today.
In the first round of Serie A Inter was defeated by Chieva 2-0 and Palermo lose 1-0 at home with Sassuolo.