Coming from a massive home win against fourth-placed Savino Del Bene Scandicci last weekend, they want to keep the strong rhythm and build a six-point gap to Milano, which would help them navigate the final stretch of the regular season under less pressure.
“Playing in a sold-out arena again will be really exciting,” said Imoco’s star libero Monica De Gennaro. “We know Milano very well and deeply respect them. It’s going to be a big challenge, but we prepared well to face a really strong opponent. We played a very good match against Scandicci last weekend and are ready to perform at a very high level again. We’re looking forward to getting another positive result in front of our fans.”
Imoco have been vastly superior in the history of the duels between the teams, having topped Milano 27 times in 32 encounters. The Panthers won four of the last five matches, including the one in the first round of the regular season, held in November, when they triumphed 3-1 on the road – a few weeks before, the teams battled in the Italian Supercoppa final, with Imoco winning in four sets as well.