Berni will play in goal, as Romero is injured and working to recover in time for the next match.
Tissone and Munari may start on the bench as Maresca looks set to play in the middle of the park alongside Poli and Obiang.
Eder and Estigarribia are set to flank Maxi Lopez up front.
Pescara are already in desperate need of points, so the team has to quickly get used to Serie A despite being the youngest squad of players in the league.
Sampdoria quickly made up for their points penalty, picking up six points in their first two matches, and they may now have the right mix of enthusiasm and level-headedness to go to Pescara to get the full prize.
Coach Ferrara will have the chance to set the pace of the match: Pescara will have to find a goal sooner or later, and the Blucerchiati may choose to sit and wait. This advantage should not be wasted, and if they make good decisions as to when to pressurise the opposition and when to sit back, it could make the difference in this match.
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