Club owner Zamparini is already talking about the January transfer window, stating that he's going to buy a player for the left side.
In the meanwhile, since Mantovani is injured, Garcia is Gasperini's only option for that side.
Arevalo Rios is battling to get a spot in the starting XI.
Udinese are recovering most of their injured players, no longer have any European duties and are clinging on to the upper half of the table after victory over Sampdoria.
Palermo lost to Inter and Juventus in two very difficult matches, but the relegation zone is now looming for the Rosanero they need points to avoid becoming involved in the relegation scrap.
This match will most likely have a high tempo and a lot of traffic in midfield, where both teams will try to stem the threat of the others' play makers. Guidolin seems to have found balance for his team, while Gasperini still needs to do some tweaking. This match will probably decide which battle both teams will have to fight in the future of their campaign.
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