Parma are looking for their fourth straight win and are forced to reshuffle in attack, but it’s the last chance saloon for Pescara boss Giovanni Stroppa.
The Stadio Adriatico could see further protests from fans against Coach Stroppa in the 11.30am GMT kick-off.
He conceded on Saturday that the club’s faith in him was “finite,” an inevitable realisation after President Daniele Sebastiani publicly stated he was ready to bring in a new tactician.
Simone Romagnoli and Giuseppe Colucci sit out bans, joining the injured Christian Terlizzi and Alessandro Crescenzi.
Stroppa has to go all-out for the win, so has Jonathas and Juan Fernando Quintero supporting Elvis Abbruscato, but Vladimir Weiss is surprisingly benched.
Parma are coming off three consecutive victories including their midweek comeback against Roma, propelling them into seventh place.
Ishak Belfodil is suspended with Amauri, Daniele Galloppa and Fabiano Santacroce also unavailable.
It means Colombian international Dorlan Pabon is the partner for Jonathan Biabiany in attack.
Pescara: Perin; Cosic, Capuano, Bocchetti; Zanon, Blasi, Cascione, Modesto; Jonathas, Quintero; Abbruscato
Pescara bench: Falso, Pelizzoli, Soddimo, Balzano, Bjarnason, Nielsen, Vukusic, Celik, Caprari, Weiss
Parma: Mirante; Benalouane, Paletta, Lucarelli; Rosi, Morrone, Valdes, Parolo, Gobbi; Biabiany, Pabon
Parma bench: Pavarini, Bajza, Zaccardo, Fideleff, Musacci, Acquah, Marchionni, Ninis, Sansone, Palladino
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