Gian Piero Gasperini will be looking to open up his reign as Inter coach with a win at the Renzo Barbera on Sunday night, and should have enough to secure the start he wants
|Palermo (4-4-2): Tzorvas; Pisano, Silvestre, Cetto, Balzaretti; Alvarez, Barreto, Migliaccio, Ilicic; Hernandez, Micoli
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini sacked coach Stefano Pioli and his entire staff before the season even kicked off. Star players Javier Pastore, Salvatore Sirigu, Cesare Bovo and Mattia Cassani all left the club in the summer. Adam Simon and Luca Di Matteo will miss the clash due to injury.
|Inter (3-4-3): Julio Cesar; Ranocchia, Samuel, Lucio; Nagatomo, Cambiasso, Sneijder, Zanetti; Forlan, Milito, Zarate
The Gian Piero Gasperini era will begin at Inter on Sunday with the 53-year-old unable to call on Maicon, Thiago Motta, Emiliano Viviano, Ivan Cordoba and Cristian Chivu, who are all sidelined with various injuries. Diego Forlan and Mauro Zarate will likely make their Serie A debuts for the Nerazzurri on Sunday.
- Palermo have beaten Inter only once in their last 22 Serie A meetings.
- The Sicilians had the fewest draws in the league last year (5).
- The Renzo Barbera club kept only six clean sheets last season.
- Palermo finished the 2010-11 campaign winning four out of their last six games.
- Inter scored a league-high 69 goals in Serie A last season.
- The San Siro outfit have not lost to Palermo in their last 11 Serie A meetings.
- The Nerazzurri beat Palermo to lift the Coppa Italia in May.
- Inter averaged 1.82 goals a game last year.