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Saturday December 14 2013
Line-ups: Catania-Verona

Verona try to improve their dismal away record against bottom of the table Catania in tonight’s Serie A game.

It kicks off in Sicily at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Elefantini are without Giuseppe Bellusci, Cristian Biraghi and Sergio Almiron, though Gonzalo Bergessio is back on the bench over a month after he fractured his shin.

Alberto Frison is again picked in goal rather than Mariano Andujar, who received criticism from the local fans for his performances.

Catania have lost three on the bounce, five of the last six rounds, and were insulted throughout a recent training session by angry ultras.

Verona went through a very rough patch between Serie A and the Coppa Italia, but hope they have put that behind them with last week’s 2-1 win over Atalanta.

Hellas are still in an extremely impressive sixth place despite being promoted from Serie B just over the summer.

Their away record is also poor with one win, one draw and five defeats in which they conceded a whopping 18 goals.

Bosko Jankovic sits out a ban and Ezequiel Cirigliano is injured, but Luca Toni, Juan Iturbe and Juanito Gomez Taleb complete the attacking trident.

Jorginho is ruled out by injury, so Massimo Donati takes his spot in central midfield.

Catania: Frison; Peruzzi, Spolli, Legrottaglie, Alvarez; Plasil, Izco, Guarente; Castro, Leto, Barrientos

Catania bench: Andujar, Ficara, Capuano, Rolin, Gyomber, Monzon, Tachtsidis, Freire, Bergessio, Petkovic, Boateng, Gallardo

Verona: Rafael; Cacciatore, Moras, Maietta, Agostini; Romulo, Donati, Halfredsson; Iturbe, Toni, Gomez

Verona bench: Mihaylov, Nicolas, Albertazzi, Bianchetti, Marques, Donadel, Laner, Longo, Cacia, Martinho, Rubin, Sala

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