Goalkeeper Sorrentino joined the club from Chievo after weeks of talks and is ready to start against Cagliari.
Barreto and Brienza are both back available and will play, respectively, in midfield and behind Miccoli.
Dybala will be on the bench as Ilicic will be the third attacking player.
With four points in the last two matches, Cagliari managed to keep out of the relegation zone, and the chance of meeting a direct rival in the relegation battle means a favourable round. But Pulga's team can not afford to drop points here.
Palermo are without a victory in their last 8 matches in all competitions, and have only picked up 3 points from 11 away matches, without a single win. Gasperini has to reverse such a trend to avoid losing more points to a team which is just above the relegation zone.
Despite being in need of points, Palermo may start the match worried about losing and therefore with a defensive mindset. Cagliari must be patient and wait for the right chance without giving away any, and in the end the Sardinians should be able to make the home factor count.
WhoScored.com provides you with unparalleled football statistics, as
well as detailed football previews and football rankings from competitions all over the
world. Our live, in-depth football statistics from the Premier League,
supplies unique and original insights for football fans, sports
betting punters, journalists, football managers and players. We also have football tables,
live scores, top performing players as calculated with our unique WhoScored.com
ratings, blogs, graphics, rankings and much more.