Napoli midfielder Valon Behrami does not think Palermo are a team 'in crisis' as they prepare to face each other this Sunday.
The Partenopei host Gian Piero Gasperini's side this weekend looking for the three points that would take them to within four of Juventus.
And the Swiss international has claimed that the Rosanero will be a tough proposition, even if they are 19th in the table.
“I saw Palermo's game against Parma last weekend,” he told Il Mattino. “Although they lost [2-1], they did not seem like a team in crisis – in fact they deserved much more.
“I'm sure they would have been motivated to beat us anyway.
“But now they need to win to move away from the relegation zone, I'm sure they'll be even more determined.”