Thursday March 31 2011
Zampa: Palermo have something extra

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini thinks his side has something more than Catania ahead of this weekend's Sicilian Derby.

The Rosanero haven't won away to their bitter rivals since 2007, but go into the fixture confident after inflicting defeat on League leaders Milan.

Interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: "It's a more important game for Catania. We must be ready to take advantage of their anxiety.

"Whoever thought that my team were only a collection of kids with high hopes should think again. I have always said that I have one of the strongest teams in the League in my hands.

"I have never had any doubts."

Asked for his prediction, Zamparini was superstitious in backing Catania.

"I'd say 30 per cent for a Palermo win, 20 per cent for a draw and 50 per cent for Catania…"

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