As the feature match of the posticipo between Palermo and Lazio, the Rosanero begin a long stretch of home fixtures against some of the toughest teams in Serie A. It all begins with Lazio, fresh off a loss in Europe, the team led by Edy Reja faces some key absences in defense – so bad that Ledesma looks like to feature in the center of the defense.
Nonetheless, tonight is a key match for the continuity of Mutti’s men. It’s been a good run up until the loss last week against Cagliari, but Palermo will need a focused approach against a tricky and unpredictable Lazio side. On good days, they’re amongst the best in the league. On bad days, they look as lacklustre as Cesena. Hopefully, the latter shows up but Palermo will be buoyed by the return of Miccoli and the comfort of playing in front of the home crowd. Time for work to be done.
Pisano – Silvestre – Mantovani – Balzaretti
Migliaccio – Donati – Barreto
Miccoli – Budan
Bench: Tzorvas; Munoz; Acquah, Della Rocca, Bertolo, Zahavi, Vazquez
Abel Hernandez is a late scratch due to some lingering (but not serious) issues with his hamstring.
SIAMO TERRONI E CE NE VANTIAMOOOOO!!!!!!!