Siena Vs. Palermo, Preview: 9 goals + 6 goals = no goals

Gabriele Maltinti

Combine the number of goals Siena have scored this season with the number scored by Palermo, and you have four goals less than the number of goals Juventus have scored. This match should be a thriller.

Palermo travel to Siena to kick off Week 9 in Serie A. While it's fair to say Siena don't deserve to be bottom of the table -- they've actually collected eight points thus far, compared to Palermo's six -- they're not a wonder-side, either. The robur have lost their last three matches by a 2-1 scoreline, although last week's loss to Atalanta probably hurt the most, as Siena had scored the opener.

The rosanero are faring even worse. Palermo have scored just six goals this season, with four of those coming in a 4-1 victory over Chievo Verona. They've managed only one point on the road, earned in a cautious draw against Genoa two rounds previous. While Gian Piero Gasperini has managed to stop this Palermo side from leaking goals, he hasn't prompted them to score themselves, leading to a stagnancy that the club can ill afford.

Siena Injuries and Suspensions:

Erjon Bogdani, Andrea Campagnolo, Matías Martínez, Ribaír Rodríguez and Alessandro Rosina

Of these five, only Rodríguez and Rosina have featured for Siena this season. Serse Cosmi chose Daniele Mannini in place of Rosina against Atalanta last week, but it was substitute Reginaldo that got the goal, so he might get the nod. Francesco Bolzoni replaced Rodríguez after he injured himself last weekend, but Gaetano D'Agostino could start.

Palermo Injuries and Suspensions:

Abel Hernandez and Milan Milanovic

Palermo have been without Milanovic all season, so no great loss there. Hernandez was injured while on international duty two weeks ago, but the rosanero had preferred starting Fabrizio Miccoli over Hernandez anyway, so again, no big deal.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. local, 12 noon ET

Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Siena

TV: Sky Calcio 1, Premium Calcio (Italy); BeIN Sport 1 (USA); RAI Internazionale

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