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Catania v. Napoli: Lineups and Match Thread

Giuseppe Bellini

It appears as though Rafa Benitez is sticking with his traditional 4-2-3-1 formation despite him floating the idea of a three-man back line, with Henrique Buss at right back and Anthony Reveillere flipped to the left side. The prediction that has followed through, however, is that Gonzalo Higuain has been given a rest with Duvan Zapata handed a rare start. Raul Albiol has also been given a rest ahead of the Juventus match, with Miguel Britos getting the nod at center back.

Catania have returned to the 3-5-2 that they've used as a change of pace at times this season, though it's a bit of an unconventional one as their "strikers", Keko and Pablo Barrientos, are both much more naturally wingers. It's unorthodox, and could do a fair bit to contain Catania's ability to put together a sustained threat at goal.

Match Preview

Catania: Andujar; Bellusci, Gyomber, Legrottaglie; Peruzzi, Izco, Rinaudo, Lodi, Monzon; Barrientos, Keko

Napoli: Reina; Henrique, Fernandez, Britos, Reveillere; Jorginho, Dzemaili; Insigne, Hamsik, Callejòn; Zapata

The match will start shortly at 8:45 PM CET/3:45 PM EST. Television coverage will be on Sky Calcio 3 in Italy and beIN Sports Play (online streaming) in America. Other live viewing options can be found here (link is to LST Serie A section until sepcified) (links to illegal streams in the comments will be removed and repeat offenders banned), and as always, you can also follow along with us live on Twitter. If you haven't already, join the community on the Siren’s Song, and join in the discussion below!