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Chievo midfielder Tiberio Guarente admits his team are feeling the pressure, with the Gialloblu still far from assured of their Serie A status ahead of Sunday's game at Livorno.
The Flying Donkeys lost 1-0 to Hellas Verona in the last round and the derby defeat left them just two places and two points clear of 18th-placed Livorno.
Eugenio Corini's men go into this weekend's encounter in Tuscany knowing a defeat could see them drop into the bottom three.
Chievo have lost four of their last five games and have mustered just two points since last winning on the road on December 8.
``We are fully aware of the importance of Sunday's game,'' Guarente said. ``We have struggled to get results and this is clearly weighing down on us.
``But we have to react and show a lot of grit in our six remaining games.''
Chievo have failed to score in three of their previous four matches.
The men from Verona will be hoping to make amends when they take on the second leakiest defence in the top flight.
Livorno have given away 60 goals - one fewer than Sassuolo.
The Tuscan outfit go into the encounter at the Stadio Armando Picchi on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Serie A leaders Juventus.
The loss in Turin was Livorno's third in four games and coach Domenico Di Carlo has urged his players to change the trend come Sunday.
``We have to beat Chievo,'' Di Carlo said. ``We need to show maximum concentration in this game.
``There are still 18 points to play for and anything is possible.
``But we cannot fail against Chievo.''
Corini will have all of his players available, with the exception of injured defender Boukary Drame.