Next Match: away to Sampdoria, December 08
Catania will be nowhere near full strength when they travel to Genoa to face Sampdoria on Sunday. The Sicilian outfit are without five injured players and to complicate matters for coach Luigi De Canio, midfielders Panagiotis Tachtsidis and Pablo Barrientos must serve a one-match ban this weekend. Catania go into the match on the back of a 3-1 defeat to AC Milan, their second straight loss. The Islanders are won just one of their last eight league games and lie at the foot of the standings, three points behind safety. Catania's main problem of late has been at the defensive end with the Sicilians having given away seven goals in their last two league games.