Genoa Vs Palermo, Preview: Miccoli Brings His Bag Of Tricks To The Marassi

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Genoa will be looking to stifle the magic of Fabrizio Miccoli and take advantage of Palermo's travel sickness to snare three precious points.

Palermo are looking for their second smash hit, but Genoa plan on making them one hit wonders. Gian Piero Gasperini brings his rejuvenated side back to his former Marassi stomping ground - where he spent four successful years, with fans still buzzing over last week's 4-1 demolition of Chievo Verona.

Genoa will provide more stubborn resistance than the hapless Flying Donkeys, as the Grifone are unbeaten in their last three games. Genoa knocked Lazio off their perch earlier in the season and are more than capable of bringing Palermo back down to earth with a bump.

Despite their morale boosting victory last week, Palermo still hover above the relegation zone and have lost all their away games so far. Cesare Bovo is expected to line up against his former club. The defender, now in his second stint at Genoa has pinpointed Fabrizio Miccoli as the dangerman.

The Pocket Rocket and hat-trick hero was only making his first start under Gasperini last week, but should be a guaranteed starter here.

Recent history definitely favours the home team in this fixture. Genoa have racked up two wins and two clean sheets. Palermo will be hoping they still have some goals in their locker as they look to move up the table.

Genoa injuries and suspensions

Juan Manuel Vargas, Damiano Ferronetti, Marco Rossi (Injured)

Palermo injuries and suspensions

Eran Zahavi, Milan Milanovic (Injured), Franco Brienza (Suspended)

Match Date/Time: Saturday 6th October 2012 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy

TV: Sky Calcio 1 (Italy) Rai Internazionale (Canada) beIN Sport 1 (U.S.), ESPN (U.K.)

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