Alberto Malesani has given Bologna a stark warning ahead of the lunchtime kick-off with Catania. “It's a six-pointer!”
The two sides are battling to avoid relegation and go head-to-head at the Dall'Ara from 11.30 UK time.
A Catania victory would put them on level terms with the Rossoblu, who have been docked three points due to financial irregularities.
“This is a six-pointer!” declared Malesani. “It is a decisive match that can give us the opportunity to see safety within reach.
“The only thing we have in our heads is this objective and we hope to get there as soon as possible.
“It won't be easy, as Catania are an ambitious club and the fact they fired Marco Giampaolo to bring in Diego Simeone proves that.
“They want to prove they're targeting something beyond mere safety, but we must try to stamp over their enthusiasm.
“I want to see my team play with determination and anger. We have the good fortune of playing this game on home turf, as in a fixture like this the support of the fans can be decisive.”
The season is over for Gyorgy Garics, who snapped his cruciate knee ligament during training this week.