Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(50) 21 Goals 48 (70)
(12) 9 Assists 10 (18)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.8)
29.1 Average Age 28.8
179.9 Average Height (cm) 182.7
(0.8) 0.7 Shots pg 1.4 (1.1)
(48%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 51% (50%)
(0.8) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(2) 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
Fabio Sciacca Out 6.26
Giovanni Marchese Out 6.99
Sergio Almirón Out 6.86
Francesco Lodi Out 7.15
Gonzalo Bergessio Out 6.98
Player Reason Status Rating
Ahmed Hegazy Out 6.32
Giuseppe Rossi Out 5.94
Mattia Cassani Out 6.45

Team News

  • Maran will be without three key players as Almiron, Lodi and Bergessio are unavailable.
  • Salifu and Biagianti will play in midfield together with Izco.
  • Casto will be the false nine, between Barrientos and Gomez.
  • Montella has most of his squad available, but Pizarro may not be at full fitness yet.
  • Therefore, Migliaccio is ready to take his place in midfield with Aquilani and Borja Valero.
  • Toni and Ljajic are in competition to partner Jovetic up front.

Prediction

  • Catania have collected 13 points in their last 6 matches, and they have identical form in their last 6 at home. They will be without some key players but have already proved that their team unity is stronger than the individual performers.
  • Fiorentina have only picked up one point in the last three matches, in turn giving up any dreams of winning the title, and considering Milan's comeback, a Europa League place is also at risk. Catania is not the easiest place to get a result but Montella knows that better than anybody else.
  • These two teams are unexpectedly close in the table thanks to their recent results and will probably play a balanced, entertaining match with high tempo and different offensive approaches. Fiorentina will probably try to work through the middle while Catania will look for more width. Since Lodi is absent, the fight between two of the three teams that have scored the most goals from set pieces (Fiorentina and Juventus 11, Catania 9) should see Fiorentina as favourites.
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