NEWS
Sunday April 14 2013
Line-ups: Palermo-Bologna

Palermo bid for a third consecutive victory to drag themselves out of the relegation zone against a Bologna side who aren’t entirely safe yet.

The action starts at the Stadio Barbera at 11.30am UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Rosanero have been revitalised since Coach Giuseppe Sannino returned to the side, as he was sacked in Week 3 to make way for a succession of short-term spells under Gian Piero Gasperini and Alberto Malesani.

They go into this match with two consecutive victories against Roma and Sampdoria, but are still battling to get out of the bottom three.

Andrea Dossena and Andrea Mantovani are unavailable, but Abel Hernandez is back on the bench six months after knee surgery.

Fabrizio Miccoli shook off a knock to start with the mercurial Josip Ilicic, while Stefano Sorrentino has recovered to take the gloves.

Bologna have lost all five of their previous trips to Palermo and are without the injured Alessandro Diamanti, Diego Perez, Cesare Natali and Nico Pulzetti.

Manolo Gabbiadini and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos therefore step in to support Alberto Gilardino in attack.

Palermo: 54 Sorrentino; 25 Von Bergen, 23 Donati, 3 Aronica; 89 Morganella, 5 Barreto, 20 Arevalo Rios, 28 Kurtic, 29 Garcia; 27 Ilicic, 10 Miccoli

Palermo bench: 99 Benussi, 6 Munoz, 7 Viola, 9 Dybala, 11 Hernandez, 14 Anselmo, 16 Fabbrini, 17 Boselli, 18 Faurlin, 22 Nelson, 30 Brichetto, 33 Formica

Bologna: 1 Curci; 8 Garics, 5 Antonsson, 21 Cherubin, 3 Morleo; 33 Kone, 4 Khrin, 6 Taider; 19 Christodoulopoulos; 10 Gilardino, 18 Gabbiadini

Bologna bench: 25 Agliardi, 9 Moscardelli, 11 Motta, 17 Guarente, 20 Abero, 22 Lombardi, 28 Riverola, 30 Pazienza, 43 Sorensen, 44 Naldo, 45 De Carvalho, 77 Pasquato

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