Much like the mythical Grifone, Palermo are trying to prove that points on the road really do exist. The Rosanero have lost all three matches away from home this term and they haven’t earned a point away since last April. Road woes are something that is becoming as entrenched in the club as sacking managers. Perhaps, though, with Gasperini at the helm and returning to his old stomping grounds, he can convince the Rosanero that they’re really playing a home game? The Sicilians are keen to continue the momentum from last week’s fantastic win and start the climb back up the table.
Across the board, there are a lot of ex personnel on both sides. Jankovic (captaining Genoa vs. Palermo), Bovo and Tzorvas all played for Palermo while Von Bergen is also considered somewhat of an ex Genoa player (he passed through Genoa on his way to Palermo from Cesena). Joining Gasperini is Ivan Juric, the right hand man of Gasp and former Genoa player. Juric was also a contender for ugliest player in Serie A once upon a time. To make things even more interesting, new Palermo administrator Pietro Lo Monaco was supposed to do the same job he’s currently doing at Genoa, but he resigned this summer after only a few days on the job.
To gain points, Palermo are going to need the same sort of spirit that they exhibited against Chievo. It won’t be easy as Genoa have registered three good results in a row against good opposition. Let’s see what Gasp has in store against his former side.
Official Palermo Lineup
Munoz – Donati – Von Bergen
Morganella – Rios – Barreto – Garcia
Ilicic – Giorgi
Palermo bench: Benussi, Brichetto; Cetto, Labrin, Pisano; Bertolo, Kurtic, Viola; Abel Hernandez, Budan, Dybala
SIAMO TERRONI E CE NE VANTIAMOOOOO!!!!