Palermo are gearing up for a torrid run of four games in the next ten days. While the Rosanero have reached the 40 point mark, they are not exactly “safe” from relegation. Granted, it would take a stupendous collapse, but with four games coming in rapid succession, a win on Sunday would all but insure safety for Palermo in Serie A next season.
Cesena are dead last in the table, sitting on only 21 points. With only six games remaining, they need a legitimate miracle to survive. Despite having the odds stacked against them, last season’s Cinderella will want to rack up as many wins as possible before returning to Serie B. Sure, the club only has 21 points, but three of those came against Palermo at the Renzo Barbera. It’s been a disappointing championship for a team that made big moves over the summer and winter transfer windows.
Munoz – Silvestre – Mantovani
Pisano – Vazquez – Donati – Della Rocca – Bertolo
Abel – Miccoli
Bench: Tzorvas; Labrin; Acquah, Bacinovic, Zahavi; Budan, Mehmeti
Silvestre makes a return to the playing field after a lengthy absence. Unfortunately, Balzaretti, Migliaccio and Aguirregaray were not called up due to injuries. Ilicic doesn’t make the trip either due to yellow card accumulation. Meanwhile, Eros Pisano was called up, but he’s also dealing with an injury, so he may not feature.
The injuries leave Palermo without any fullbacks, so Mutti will most likely opt for a 3-5-2. The good news is that Sunday’s match should provide Vazquez with a start and a showcase to exhibit his skills – something he hasn’t been able to do since early February. Up top, all signs point to a Abel Hernandez and Miccoli pairing.
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