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Saturday May 4 2013
Line-ups: Chievo-Cagliari

Chievo still need points to be sure of their Serie A status and welcome Cagliari to the Bentegodi this afternoon.

It kicks off in Verona at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Eugenio Corini’s men would’ve been safe last week had they not suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Genoa, so the pressure is back on.

Sergio Pellissier is out for the rest of the season after damaging ankle ligaments, but Nicolas Frey and Bostjan Cesar return from suspension.

Cyril Thereau therefore leads the attack with Milan-owned Alberto Paloschi.

Cagliari have fallen off the pace in recent weeks and are secure in mid-table, but have never won at the Bentegodi in Serie A with four draws and three defeats.

Albin Ekdal and Daniele Dessena return from suspension, but hitman Mauricio Pinilla begins a three-match ban for his straight red card against Udinese.

Andrea Cossu, Danilo Avelar, Matias Cabrera and Francesco Pisano are all sidelined.

Radja Nainggolan starts in midfield on his 25th birthday.

Chievo: Puggioni; Frey, Dainelli, Andreolli, Cesar, Dramè; Rigoni, Hetemaj, Cofie; Paloschi, Thereau

Cagliari: Agazzi; Perico, Rossettini, Astori, Murru; Dessena, Conti, Ekdal, Nainggolan; Nenè, Sau

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