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Juventus vs Palermo – Defensive frailties give visitors plenty of hope

| 23.09.2010

Juventus’ poor defensive record this season could be the catalyst for the continuation of their unimpressive recent record against Palermo.

Match Odds

Palermo have won four of their last five meetings with the Old Lady, which includes doing the double over them during the last campaign.

They are 4/1 to seal another victory and will be boosted by the return of inspirational captain Fabrizio Miccoli after a spell out injured.

Meanwhile, Juventus will fancy their chances of a first home win of the season as Palermo have only taken one point from their opening three Serie A games.

Juventus are 8/11 to beat Palermo and despite their defeat last season, they have won 16 of the last 22 fixtures to take place between the pair when playing at home.

Correct Score

Palermo triumphed 2-0 in both fixtures last season and it is 18/1 that they win by the same scoreline again at the Stadio Olimpico.

However, Juventus have conceded three goals in each of their last two games at home, which could make the 50/1 on offer for a 3-1 Palermo win slightly tempting.

Both of these games have ended up finishing 3-3 and it is also 50/1 that the scoreline is repeated for the third straight game at the Stadio Olimpico.

First goalscorer

Vincenzo Iaquinta and Amauri are both battling back from injury at Juventus and are on target to feature and possibly start against Palermo.

Iaquinta stepped off the bench to score in the recent 4-0 demolition away at Udinese and is 11/2 to score first against Palermo, while Amauri is 6/1.

Miccoli is liable to be Palermo’s chief threat and opened the scoring in their 2-0 away victory last season.

He is 7/1 to break the deadlock, with possible strike partner Abel Hernandez 8/1.

The draw between the two is priced at 5/2. See the whole Juventus vs Palermo match betting market.



Ed Needham