Against All Odds: Inter backers to be left black and blue

Palermo are one of the form teams in Italy
Palermo are one of the form teams in Italy
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Serie A is the competition of choice for Paul Robinson today as he is very sweet on Palermo's chances at Inter Milan.

"After a difficult start that saw them lose four of their first eight – winning only once - Giuseppe Iachini’s men have lost just one of their next 13 outings."

Lay Inter v Palermo @ 1.845/6

Inter v Palermo
Sunday February 8, 19:45 GMT
Live on BT Sport 2 and Betfair Live Video
 

Before I go any further, I need to stress that this selection can be filed under the 'Bet of the Season' category.

Italian giants, Internazionale, have been performing more like dwarfs in recent years and this campaign has been no different. I Nerazzurri are languishing in 13th place in the table having lost more games than they've won. 

Supporters will point to an improved display in midweek at Napoli in the Coppa Italia, but they were still beaten, and that now makes it three defeats in a row for Roberto Mancini's charges.

It's difficult to be encouraged by the fact that this fixture is being played at the San Siro as Inter have won just four of 10 league games there this term, three of which occurred before November.

Opponents, Palermo, are one of the surprise packages of the season as after spending a year down in the second tier - they romped to the title - the Sicily based club are riding high in eighth position, just four points adrift of the European places.

After a difficult start that saw them lose four of their first eight - winning only once - Giuseppe Iachini's men have lost just one of their next 13 outings. The sole defeat was a narrow 4-3 reverse at Fiorentina and they put that behind them by earning draws against top five clubs, Roma and Sampdoria, before beating Verona last Sunday.

Rosanero have only been beaten once since the 2-0 loss at Juventus back in October, and that run included a win on this very ground against AC Milan. 

The hosts are an absolutely ridiculous price to get the job done and betting opportunities like this don't come along every day. That's why, with Inter trading at around the 1.845/6 mark, I have to make them my lay of the day.            

Recommended Bet
Lay Inter v Palermo @ 1.845/6

2015 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 37 pts
Returned: 29.74 pts
P/L: - 7.26 pts (after commission)
(2014 P/L: + 17.34 pts)
(2013 P/L: + 3.80 pts)
(2012 P/L: + 9.60 pts)

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