Pizarro will not be available, and Migliaccio looks favoured to replace him in the middle of the park.
After missing at least one of his defenders in the last two rounds, Montella will finally have his back line available again.
Toni should partner Jovetic up front, but Ljajic may start.
Together with Milan, Udinese are closing in on the top positions of the table: no defeats in their last five matches and a stunning victory over Inter surely gave Guidolin and his players the confidence they need to get yet more points against a strong side like Fiorentina.
The enthusiasm that could be sensed in town during the winter break was brought to an end by the bad result against Pescara, even though the Viola dominated the whole match and the visitors had to thank their goalkeeper Perin for the points at the end of the game. Montella has to avoid a drop in morale to be able to start getting points once again.
This match will be an interesting battle between two innovators in Italian football: Guidolin always experiments and has found new solution to stay high in the table with a team that had to say goodbye to its best players in the past, while Montella brought a Spanish ball-possession oriented playing style to Italy which has no precedents.
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