Palermo are aware that it will take some effort to get a result against Scudetto-chasing Juventus on Saturday.
The Rosanero have the fourth best home record in the Division, but the Old Lady are in form having won their last three games – scoring 10 and conceding none in the process.
“We’ll try to beat them, but it will be very tough,” Vice-President Guglielmo Micciche commented.
“We will be without the suspended Abel Hernandez, Massimo Donati and Andrea Mantovani. Meanwhile, Federico Balzaretti, Eros Pisano and Matias Silvestre are out injured.
“It will be hard without half the team to get a positive result, but we’ll try to get some points even against a very strong Juventus side.”
The Bianconeri haven’t beaten Palermo in Sicily since a 2-0 in February 2009 thanks to goals from Momo Sissoko and David Trezeguet.
Palermo have won three of the last four at the Barbera against Juve – 2-1, 2-0 and 3-2.