Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(59) 49 Goals 48 (70)
(37) 22 Assists 39 (54)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
29.5 Average Age 28.7
182.5 Average Height (cm) 182.7
(0.9) 1.2 Shots pg 1.4 (1.1)
(45%) 43% Aerial Duel Success 51% (49%)
(0.7) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.9) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Diego Fabbrini Out 6.51
Emmanuel Badu Out 6.55
Mehdi Benatia Out 7.46
Player Reason Status Rating
Michele Camporese Out N/A
Ahmed Hegazy Out 6.26
Giuseppe Rossi Out 5.94
David Pizarro Out 7.39
Ruben Olivera Out 6.84

Team News

  • Muriel should support Di Natale up front, while Pereyra will play in the midfield.
  • A more defensive solution would see the latter in the trequartista role and either Allan or Willians deeper.
  • Heurtaux is favoured over Angella to play in the three-man defence.
  • 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.

Prediction

  • 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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