Catania boss Rolando Maran warns his men must focus on Chievo, because being distracted by the upcoming Sicilian derby would be “a huge mistake.”
The Elefantini are already feeling fired up ahead of next week’s battle with rivals Palermo.
“We have prepared well for this game, but to be distracted by the derby would be a huge mistake,” said the Coach.
“We must only think about Palermo from Monday onwards. Chievo are tough opponents to handle and have hidden dangers. We ask for great support from our fans.”
Sergio Almiron and Gonzalo Bergessio have shaken off knocks, but Maran insisted his line-up would “not be affected” by the fact Alejandro Gomez and Nicolas Spolli are a booking away from suspension.
Catania squad for Chievo: Andujar, Frison, Terracciano; Alvarez, Bellusci, Capuano, Legrottaglie, Marchese, Potenza, Rolín, Spolli; Almiron, Barrientos, Biagianti, Castro, Izco, Lodi, Ricchiuti, Salifu; Bergessio, Doukara, Gomez, Morimoto