Palermo: Defence is the Best Offence, Leading in Serie B for Goals Scored

The Palermo defense is not exactly known for its solidity, conceding 38 goals in the season (1.31 per game), but it is the defense in Serie B that scores the most. With 9 goals scored this season: no one does better among the cadets according to Opta data. And in Serie A, only Inter does better with 14 goals scored, while Milan and Juventus have the same performance (9).

This record was achieved thanks to Ionut Nedelcearu’s goal against Lecco, which was decisive for securing the three points. Once again with a defender and always with a header, a method in which the Sicilians have scored more than 16 goals (no one in Europe does better).

Goal-scoring defenders who are helping Palermo secure a playoff spot from a privileged position (at the moment, the rosanero are fifth in the standings). Two goals for Lucioni (against Reggiana and Ternana), Ceccaroni (against Sudtirol and Bari) and Nedelcearu (against Pisa and Lecco) and one each for Lund (Ternan), Graves (Como) and Aurelio (Sudtirol). An extra weapon for Palermo, which often solves it from dead ball situations and with the determination of its defenders.

On the other hand, as mentioned, what is missing is the solidity of the defense quartet: 38 goals conceded in the league and the seventh most beaten defense along with Ternana and Modena. On average, the rosanero concede 1.31 goals per game, while scoring 52 (the third best attack in Serie B) with an average of 1.78. Two contrasting data that confirm a rollercoaster performance, in search of the identity that has been seen only sporadically.

At the end of the season, there are 9 games left with 27 points still up for grabs. Palermo is seven points behind second-placed Cremonese and 11 points ahead of seventh-placed Brescia, with the playoffs now a certainty. The aim is to finish as high as possible, with the strength of the defenders and their goal-scoring habit.

Palermo, la difesa è il miglior attacco: nessuno in serie B segna di più con quel reparto

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