Palermo v Juventus Sat, 1930
With the best home attack in Serie A, Palermo would certainly have the potential to upset Juventus’ bid for the league title when they welcome the Turin outfit to the Stadio Renzo Barbera this weekend, as Bet365 offer attractive odds on the home win.
Bortolo Mutti’s side have scored an average of 2.13 goals per home game this campaign but are without a victory in front of their home support since February.
Milan, Udinese and Roma have all earned results in Sicily over the last month-and-a-half and Juventus won’t prove more hospitable visitors either.
This fixture promises to be a tight affair when the best home attack in the Italian top flight will go up against its strongest away defence.
Juve have let in just 0.53 goals per away match, in a season where they are yet to suffer defeat and will be striving to finish the campaign with that record intact.
Spirits will be high for one member of the Bianconeri in particular after Leonardo Bonucci recently put pen to paper over a new deal with The Old Lady that will see him remain a Juventus player until 2017.
Speaking after agreeing the new deal, the 24 year-old stated: “The shirt for which I have wept and rejoiced, for which I was angry as a child every time theclub lost a game, is now mine – even more so after my renewal. I am very proud and honoured to wear this great shirt for at least five more years.”
Bonucci added: “I would like to thank all those who have believed in me, from the president to the coach, including the directors and my team-mates.”
Juve remain just two points adrift of AC Milan who head the league and although their attack hasn’t been quite as dangerous over the past eight months, Antonio Conte’s men will be looking to replicate the 4-0 victory that the Rosoneri recorded at Palermo just over a month ago.
A win for the hosts could see Palermo climb into ninth spot providing Chievo fail to win against Catania in what has been a mixed campaign for the Rosanero.
Much of the emphasis will be placed on Fabio Quagliarella to lead the line for Juventus, after Antonio Conte stated he would rotate the forward line in the run in for the Serie A title.