Palermo v AC Milan Sat 17:00
Finding themselves in a somewhat rollercoaster of a period, Palermo have a fine chance of beating league leading AC Milan on Saturday as Bet365 make them long odds for victory, but the final outcome will depend entirely on which Palermo side shows up.
Two weeks ago, I Rosanero managed a 5-1 battering over fourth placed Lazio but took a firm step backwards by then travelling to relegation troubled Siena, where they were dealt a 4-1 demolition.
Bortolo Mutti’s side will undoubtedly have a hard task on their hands when they play hosts to Milan but with the best home attack in the Italian top flight, AC Milan should be weary not to let their opponents take the lead.
The Rossoneri are no slouches when going forward themselves and the fixture promises to be a thriller with the Milan outfit currently holding an average of 1.85 goals scored per away game this season, making them the biggest attacking threat in the league without home advantage.
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri can welcome back leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who should start after missing the previous three games through suspension.
Unsurprisingly, neither team’s defence is quite as impressive as their attack meaning neutrals and fans alike will want to keep their eye on this encounter which makes for nothing but goals, goals and goals.
When the two sides met at the San Siro in the reverse fixture earlier on in the campaign, Milan finished as 3-0 victors meaning Mutti’s men have even more reason to make up for recent stutters.
With Juventus hot on their heels in second place, AC Milan will need to win this weekend if they are to stay at the summit for another week and with next week’s Champions League second-leg against Arsenal, team selection could take a reshuffle.
Allegri is without strikers Maxi Lopez, Antonio Cassano and Alexandre Pato coming into the game.