Competition: Serie A Date: Sunday 23rd October 2016 Venue: Stadio Olimpico Kick-Off: 19:45 BST
Roma have a wealth of injury concerns, with Diego Perotti the latest to sit on the sidelines, and the hosts have concerns with Stephan El Shaarawy carrying a knock, although he should be able to feature.
Radja Nainggolan will be a key-player, sat behind lone-striker Edin Dzeko.
Palermo are without the injured Giancarlo Gonzalez, whilst Aleksander Trajkovski, Ilija Nestorovski are doubts.
Roma have been flying in Serie A this season but consistency has been an issue, with last week’s superb victory over Napoli followed by throwing away a 3-1 lead against Astra Giurgiu. They should be able to secure a win here but will be their own worst enemies once again.
Palermo were turned over by Torino on Monday night, losing 4-1 after leading the game, and they sit in a precarious position with just one victory so far this season. A trip to Rome is therefore not what the club would want but any positive result could be a springboard to better things.
Nevertheless, it’s expected to be a home victory that would see them keep pace with Juventus.
Szczesny, Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Jesus, Rossi, Strootman, Salah, Nainggolan, El Shaarawy, Dzeko
Posavec, Vitiello, Goldaniga, Rajkovic, Rispoli, Gazzi, Henrique, Aleesami, Hiljemark, Diamanti, Quaison
Roma have won their last 7 home matches in Serie A.
Roma have won 8 of their last 10 home matches against Palermo in all competitions..
Palermo have not lost any of their last six away matches.