Saturday March 3 2012
Mangia predicts Palermo-Milan

Former Palermo Coach Devis Mangia gives his predictions on today’s match with Milan at the Stadio Barbera, which kicks off at 17.00 UK time.

The tactician was fired in December to make way for Bortolo Mutti, who became the third boss of the campaign.

“President Maurizio Zamparini said Palermo are 95 per cent sure to lose? There is a bit of superstition in that comment. It will certainly be an interesting game and the statistics say Palermo have always done very well at home.

“It won’t be easy for either side, as both are missing many key players. Matias Silvestre is a great player who justified his price-tag in the summer and he is a big loss for the Sicilians.

“In the last week there were refereeing errors that damaged both Milan and Palermo, but these things can happen and teams have to focus on the pitch. Otherwise if we start clinging to every single refereeing mistake then we must do the same for each player or Coach. What happened, happened, and we must draw a line under it.”