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Saturday January 12 2013
Line-ups: Bologna-Chievo

Bologna take on Chievo in a relegation dogfight to open Serie A Week 20 and there are some surprising picks.

The game kicks off at the Stadio Dall’Ara at 17.00 GMT. Click here for a match preview.

The Rossoblu are struggling to stay out of the relegation zone and desperately need the points this afternoon.

They must do without the suspended Archimede Morleo and Tiberio Guarente, while Saphir Taider, Cesare Natali and Henry Gimenez are injured.

Alberto Gilardino leads the line with support from Alessandro Diamanti, Panagiotis Kone and Manolo Gabbiadini.

Chievo are on a strong run of results that have taken them into mid-table and beat Bologna 2-0 when these sides met back in August.

Dario Dainelli sits out a ban in defence, joining the injured Boukary Drame, Nicolas Frey and Perparim Hetemaj.

Coach Eugenio Corini surprises by adopting a 4-3-3 system with Adrian Stoian, Cyril Thereau and the surprising pick Kamil Vacek in a more advanced role.

Luciano, Alberto Paloschi and Sergio Pellissier therefore start from the bench.

Bologna: Agliardi; Garics, Antonsson, Portanova, Cherubin; Khrin, Perez; Diamanti, Kone, Gabbiadini; Gilardino

Chievo: Sorrentino; Sardo, Andreolli, Cesar, Jokic; Guana, L Rigoni, Cofie; Stoian, Thereau, Vacek

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