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Serie A

  • October 15, 2011
  • • 17:00
  • • Stadio Angelo Massimino, Catania
  • Referee: D. Orsato
  • • Attendance: 13000

Serie A Preview: Catania v Inter

Serie A Preview: Catania v Inter

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Claudio Ranieri's men hover just one point above the relegation zone and will look to move up the league table with a win over the Sicilians on Saturday



Marchese, Bellusci, Legrottaglie, Capuano
Almiron, Lodi, Delvecchio
Gomez, Bergessio, Catellani


Julio Cesar
Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu
Zanetti, Cambiasso,
Pazzini, Zarate

Catania coach Vincenzo Montella will be without the services of David Suazo, Marco Biagianti, Alessandro Potenza, Pablo Alvarez and Cristian Llama who are all injured.

Claudio Ranieri's one-match ban has been overturned and the 59-year-old will be on the touchline at the Stadio Angelo Massimino on Saturday. Wesley Sneijder returned to training but is not likely to feature while Diego Forlan picked up a leg injury on international duty with Uruguay and could miss the next month. Andrea Ranocchia and Joel Obi are suspended while Ivan Cordoba is nearing a return from a long-term knee injury.

  • Catania are undefeated in their first three home games of the Serie A season (W1 D2).
  • Vincenzo Montella's side have conceded just one goal at the Stadio Angelo Massimino during the 2011-12 campaign.
  • The Sicilians have lost 21 out of their last 28 encounters against Inter.
  • Inter have emerged victorious in 10 out of their last 11 meetings with Catania.
  • The San Siro outfit have conceded eight goals in three games on the road this season.
  • Claudio Ranieri's men have given up more goals than any other team in league play so far this term (11).

Players to watch

N. Legrottaglie

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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Catania have conceded seven goals in their last three games and the veteran defender will be hoping to keep a clean sheet against the goal-shy visitors. The former Juve defender will be amped up to face Inter and it wouldn’t be surprising if he put together his best performance of the season to date.

G. Pazzini

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The Italy international has one goal in three Serie A games this season and will have to shoulder the scoring load in the absence of Diego Forlan on Saturday. He will need to find the back of the net if Inter are to grab all three points.

Editor's Prediction

Although Inter lost to Catania last March, they have an excellent track record against the Sicilians and should do just enough to pick up three vital points.

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Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Calcio Catania CAT
Calcio Catania Catania
FC Internazionale Milano INT
FC Internazionale Milano Internazionale

Top 3 Predictions

Calcio Catania CAT
0 - 3
FC Internazionale Milano INT
Calcio Catania CAT
0 - 2
FC Internazionale Milano INT
Calcio Catania CAT
1 - 3
FC Internazionale Milano INT