Bortolo Mutti got his first win for Palermo and hopes to continue the momentum against Novara. “A victory would be so important.”
The Sicilians have struggled this season and Mutti is the third Coach on their bench after Stefano Pioli and Devis Mangia.
“A victory would be so important to improve our position in the table, give a sense of solidity to our campaign and of course it’d also be very gratifying. We must confirm our recent growth.
“We’ll face a Novara side that is gambling its chances of survival. They will come here to provide a turning point for their campaign.
“We must do well to stay solid as a unit and overcome any negative incidents that may happen, just as we did against Genoa.”
That spectacular 5-3 victory was Mutti’s first since replacing Mangia, but his team is mutating over the transfer window.
“Edgar Alvarez is out because he will probably join Torino next week. Mauricio Pinilla went to Cagliari because he was looking for a new challenge. Mauro Cetto felt a little ignored and so joined Lille for some more playing time.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!