Palermo vs Foggia
Italian Serie B
Date: Monday, 4 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Renzo Barbera (Palermo).
Palermo’s advantage at the top of the league ladder is reduced down to one point after an unexpected series of consecutive defeats to mid-table rivals Salernitana and Cremonese.
Rosanero will thus be highly motivated to get back on winning ways on Monday when they play host to relegation strugglers Foggia in the last fixture of Matchday No 21 in Serie B.
The visitors hold 15th place in the standings being three points shy of the safe zone. They suffered a disappointing 0-2 home defeat to table neighbours Crotone in what was a genuine relegation six-pointer at Stadio Comunale Pino Zaccheria.
Foggia previously saw off penultimate-placed Carpi 0-2 on the road, but the clash with table-toppers will be a very tough task for them after two much easier outings.
Palermo vs Foggia: Head-to-head
The two sides will meet each other only for the fourth time this Monday.
They have a win, a draw and a defeat apiece in past three games.
Foggia claimed four points from two ties with Rosanero in the previous term of Serie B (1-1 and 1-2).
Palermo came on top in this season’s mid-September tie 1-2 on the road.
Each of three H2H games between these two outfits saw goals scored at both ends.
Palermo vs Foggia: Prediction
Foggia have a rather dismal away record in this term of Serie B. They won two, drew two and lost six of ten league outings on the road. It’s really hard to see them snatching anything from this fixture at Stadio Renzo Barbera where Palermo have a fine record of five wins, four draws and only one defeat in this season.
Pasquale Padalino’s men scored only eight goals in ten league matches away from home so far in the season. They failed to create a single goal-scoring chance in last weekend’s 0-2 defeat to fellow strugglers Crotone at home. Palermo’s win to nil is our top betting option here.
Palermo vs Foggia: Bet Tips
Palermo to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Palermo to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).