Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(34) 21 Goals 41 (71)
(7) 5 Assists 8 (11)
(6.6) 7 Average Ratings 7.2 (7)
28.7 Average Age 29.5
181.6 Average Height (cm) 183.6
(1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.4 (1.2)
(49%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 51% (52%)
(0.7) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.9 (1)
(2.2) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.8 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Abel Hernández Out 6.36
Andrea Mantovani Out 6.48
Player Reason Status Rating
Nicklas Bendtner Out 6.5
Lúcio Out 8.17
Simone Pepe Out 6.17
Sebastian Giovinco Out 7.22

Team News

  • Coach Gasperini has a number of players who were absent in the previous match back available, with Donati's return in defence enabling Garcia to move into the midfield.
  • Bertolo may start on the bench since he has only just recovered from an injury.
  • Fabrizio Miccoli is going to be the lone striker and lead the attack once again.
  • Antonio Conte will be back on Juventus' bench after serving his long-discussed ban following the betting scandal.
  • Giovinco is suspended and will not travel to Palermo. Matri and Quagliarella are in competition to take his place.
  • Chellini may sit this one out, with Caceres playing as centre-back instead.

Prediction

  • Palermo's only loss at home this season was followed by 12 points in the following 6 matches played at La Barbera. Gasperini is struggling to obtain points away from home, but here the Rosanero will benefit from the support of their fans.
  • Juventus are in the last phase of a difficult period in their fixture list between November and the start of December, and they only need to survive in Palermo after the Champions League qualification to prove that they are completely out of the woods.
  • The visitors will also have a psychological boost by having their coach back on the bench. Therefore, expect the Bianconeri to push from the start and press as they always have under Conte's management. Palermo are likely to sit, defend tight and try to counter-attack, with Miccoli always keen to score against his former team.
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