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Serie A

  • November 7, 2010
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo
  • Referee: C. Brighi
  • • Attendance: 24368

Serie A Preview: Palermo - Genoa

Serie A Preview: Palermo - Genoa

Both sides will be desperate to win this game and keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive...

All Out Of Form

Palermo’s rise in form after a torrid start to the season was radical and so has been their dip in results. After their 4-1 defeat of Bologna in Serie A in mid-October there was genuine belief that the Sicilians could maintain their momentum and stretch their five-game unbeaten run in all competitions but it has been anything but.

Delio Rossi’s side have lost their last four matches in all competitions, their latest defeat coming on Thursday in the Europa League in which they went down 3-1 to CSKA Moscow in Russia. It followed a 1-0 defeat to Lazio at home that saw them fall to 10th in the table with 11 points from nine matches.

One would have thought that playing Genoa at home would have been an advantage but Palermo have won just one league fixture at the Stadio Renzo Barbera all season, conceding six goals in the process. They have also lost two home matches and drawn two others.

Mid-Table Mediocrity

Genoa appeared to have picked up form after their disappointing start to the campaign but last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Italian and European champions Inter once again reminded the Grifone how difficult it will be for them to break into the top four this season.

That narrow and somewhat controversial loss was Genoa’s fourth defeat in nine Serie A games and pushed them to 11th in the table with 11 points. Such is the competitive nature of the Italian top flight that Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are just three points above the dropzone.

Nevertheless, against a Palermo side that have been struggling at home and are also in wretched run of results Genoa will be keen for maximum points.



Liverani and Hernandez are out injured for the Sicilians. Striker Miccoli is likely to start for Palermo.


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Head to Head
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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ Oct 6, 2012 Genoa 1 - Palermo 1
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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ May 13, 2012 Genoa 2 - Palermo 0
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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ Jan 22, 2012 Palermo 5 - Genoa 3
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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ Mar 13, 2011 Genoa 1 - Palermo 0
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Last Five Matches
May 30, 2014Palermo 0 - Crotone 0ITA2
May 25, 2014Ternana 1 - Palermo 2ITA2
May 17, 2014Palermo 1 - Carpi 2ITA2
May 13, 2014Cittadella 0 - Palermo 2ITA2
May 10, 2014Palermo 1 - Virtus Lanciano 1ITA2
May 18, 2014Genoa 1 - Roma 0ITA1
May 11, 2014Sassuolo 4 - Genoa 2ITA1
May 4, 2014Genoa 0 - Bologna 0ITA1
Apr 27, 2014Atalanta 1 - Genoa 1ITA1
Apr 19, 2014Genoa 1 - Cagliari 2ITA1
Team News
Available Squads
30Salvatore SiriguGoalkeeper
2Mattia CassaniDefender
6Ezequiel MuñozDefender
5Cesare BovoDefender
42Federico BalzarettiDefender
8Giulio MigliaccioMidfielder
21Armin BačinovičMidfielder
-Antonio NocerinoMidfielder
27Javier PastoreMidfielder
72Josip IličičMidfielder
51Mauricio PinillaStriker
99Francesco BenussiGoalkeeper
36Matteo DarmianDefender
-Dorin GoianDefender
-Nicola RigoniMidfielder
10Pajtim KasamiMidfielder
10Fabrizio MiccoliStriker
7Massimo MaccaroneStriker
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
3Dario DainelliDefender
-Kakhaber KaladzeDefender
4Domenico CriscitoDefender
-Marco RossiMidfielder
20Franco ZuculiniMidfielder
16Giandomenico MestoMidfielder
9Luca ToniStriker
-Gergely RudolfStriker
-Alessio ScarpiGoalkeeper
24Emiliano MorettiDefender
4Miguel VelosoMidfielder
-Francesco ModestoMidfielder
40Nenad TomovicDefender
22Mattia DestroStriker
-R. BoakyeStriker
Players to Watch
Javier Pastore
Javier Pastore
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 27
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

Javier Pastore is always a key player for Palermo and he will be the same against Genoa. The Argentina international missed two open-goal chances against Lazio last weekend and will be itching to atone himself against the Grifone.

Andrea Ranocchia
Andrea Ranocchia
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 23
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

Ranocchia will have to as strong as a rock at the back for Genoa and will have to use his talent and calibre. Palermo are a very attacking side and have some brilliant attacking players and Ranocchia will have to marshal his defence to marshal the Sicilians’ threat upfront.

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