If Roberto Donadoni’s men lose and Atalanta pick up at least a point when they host Empoli then The Ducali will officially be gone.
Dondoni will be hoping his side can show the same spirit and determination they have shown over the past few weeks, having only lost one of their last five and desperately unlucky not to have come away with all three points in last weekend’s outing at Empoli.
Beppe Iachini’s Palermo travel north to Parma sitting comfortably in mid – table, they still have a very slim chance of Europa League qualification as they sit nine points off fifth place Sampdoria. Not a bad showing at all from the men from Sicily having just been promoted back into to Serie A last year.
Parma will be hoping Algerian forward Ishak Belfodil can build on his confidence boosting strike against Empoli last weekend, his first goal since 2013. At the other end the Parma rear guard will have to be on red alert as they come up against European footballs hottest young prospect in Paulo Dybala.
Parma have no fresh injury concerns or suspensions to worry about, so Roberto Donadoni has a full squad to choose from as for Palermo they’ll have to do without Croatian midfielder Mato Jajalo who sits out through suspension.
The last time these two sides met Parma narrowly lost out 2-1 thanks to goals from Paolo Dybala and Edgar Barreto.
Parma – Mirante, Cassani, Lucarelli, Feddal, Varela, Mauri, Lodi, Nocerino, Gobbi, Belfodil, Coda
Palermo – Sorrentino, Vitiello, Gonzalez, Andelkovic, Rispoli, Rigoni, Maresca, Chochev, Lazaar, Vazquez, Dybala.
By Giovanni Dougall