Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(34) 23 Goals 47 (70)
(25) 14 Assists 40 (54)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.8)
27.3 Average Age 29
182.5 Average Height (cm) 182.8
(1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.4 (1.1)
(49%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 52% (49%)
(0.7) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.7 (1)
(2.2) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Abel Hernández Out 6.34
Andrea Mantovani Out 6.49
Player Reason Status Rating
Michele Camporese Out N/A
Ahmed Hegazy Out 6.26
Facundo Roncaglia Out 7.24
Ruben Olivera Out 6.84

Team News

  • Gasperini could field two strikers with just Ilicic in support of them as he did against Udinese last week.
  • That would mean that Brienza may start on the bench, unless Ilicic is kept out by a minor injury he has been dealing with.
  • Morganella and Garcia are set to patrol the flanks to have a more balanced midfield.
  • Roncaglia, who just stated his desire to play for the Italian national team, will miss the trip to Genoa due to a suspension.
  • Tomovic will take his place in the three-man defence together with Savic and Rodriguez.
  • Cuadrado and Cassani are in competition to patrol the right flank, with the latter a more defensive option.

Prediction

  • The Rosanero are still struggling to put points between themselves and the bottom three, so a bad week could drag them down into a real dogfight. The point obtained in Udine was a good result anyway, and should be the basis to build more good performances.
  • Napoli's penalisation helped Fiorentina climb to fourth in the table, and the Viola are working in a quiet environment, dreaming of the Champions League and at the same time knowing how hard the season will be from now on. This tough away match will be a further test of Montella's skills.
  • Surprisingly, instead of adding men to the midfield to meet Fiorentina's 5-man middle line, Gasperini is likely to bring an additional man up front and use the two forwards' speed to cause problems to Fiorentina's defence. However, the visitors will probably slow down the play and wait for the right chance to score.
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