The Naples outfit's stunning run of form hit a hurdle against Udinese last week, something the Serie A contenders will hope to avoid at Palermo
|Palermo: Sirigu; Cassani, Munoz, Bovo, Balzaretti; Migliaccio, Bacinovic, Nocerino; Pastore; Hernandez, Miccoli
|Napoli: De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cribari, Ruiz; Maggio, Pazienza, Gargano, Dossena; Hamsik, Mascara; Cavani
- Palermo has won the last four meetings against Napoli at the Renzo Barbera.
- Delio Rossi's men have conceded 10 goals in their past five matches.
- The Rosanero have two wins in their last five home games.
- Javier Pastore has not scored in his last eight Serie A encounters.
- Napoli has six wins away from the San Paolo this season (W6 D2 L4).
- The Azzurri have four wins in their last five games.
- Paolo Cannavaro and Ezequiel Lavezzi will miss the match through suspension.
- Napoli's four-game winning streak was snapped last week against Udinese.
December 6, 2010: Napoli 1-0 PalermoChristian Maggio scored at the death to give Napoli all three points. The match seemed destined for a draw until Edinson Cavani's low cross was tapped into the net by Maggio in the fourth minute of injury time.
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