20:45 Torino – Palermo

Team News


  • Giampiero Ventura will cope with Alessandro Gazzi's suspension by fielding both Alexander Farnerud and Omar El Kaddouri in midfield.
  • That means there will be space for two strikers up front, likely to be Fabio Quagliarella and Amauri.


  • Franco Vazquez and Edgar Barreto are both sidelined due to suspension, but Giuseppe Iachini will welcome Francesco Bolzoni back into midfield.
  • Andrea Belotti will start alongside Paulo Dybala up top.
  • After years of failing to score in the derby, Torino managed to put one past Juventus' goalkeeper and went very close to ending their winning home streak. However, a last gasp effort from Andrea Pirlo denied them such joy and the Granata's morale must now be low.
  • Palermo have collected 11 points in their last 5 matches, thus escaping the relegation battle and managing to open up a 5-point gap over their hosts.
  • Torino travel to Empoli after this and will look to avoid that becoming a relegation 6-pointer by winning here. This is the perfect chance to bounce back after the derby disappointment as they will be playing in their stadium against a team that will have to endure one of the longest round trips in Serie A. Expect Toro to try to control this match after a cagey start.
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