Tuscan Minnows Livorno come to the Franchi, hopefully to get stomped

Buon Giorno. Sorry for the late and brief preview, but I was busy yesterday making it up to my fiance that we spent valentine's day in a car with my family traveling home from my brother's wedding in Ottawa last weekend. Not much time to squeeze in a preview of this match.

I can sound like a broken record, but with only 1 point in the last 5 league matches, we all know how important a victory would be today. Livorno stink, they're in the relegation zone and have only 2 wins and 2 draws in their 11 away matches so far this season. They're leading scorer is Lucarelli, but he's only got 4 goals. Fortunately for the under-strength Viola defense, he's a big lug and hopefully this means that the Natali-Felipe center defense can keep him off of the score sheet.

Lineups:

Viola: 4-2-3-1; Bassy; Pasqual, Natali, Felipe, Comotto; Donadel, Bolatti; Vargas, Jo-Jo, Marchionni; Gila Monster.

Livorno: Rubinho; Perticone, Rivas, Knezevic; Raimondi, Pulzetti, Moro, Filippini, Vitale; Tavano, Lucarelli

TeeVee?

Not so much, so we'll do the stream thing.

Prediction Time:

Gila Monster breaks out of his slump, scoring 1 in each half. Viola control the match and win 3-0 with Jo-Jo also getting one. Forza Viola!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Viola Nation

You must be a member of Viola Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Viola Nation. You should read them.

Join Viola Nation

You must be a member of Viola Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Viola Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker