So, on Sunday, we host Cagliari. The Sardinians come to Toscana short of morale, after a home loss to Siena. The Islanders will be happy with a draw, as they don't have much firepower upfront, scoring no goals from open play so far. Their strategy will be to sit back and absorb the pressure, while trying to score on counterattack
It will be important to win in a solid fashion. We have some confidence to build, ahead of the CL encounter with Lyon. Gila will be eager to open his scoring charts in Serie A.
Viola will have to do without Adrian Mutu, who will also miss the Lyon game. De Silvestri and 'Nacho' Castillo are also sidelined. Good news is Jo-Jo is in pretty hot form, after scoring three goals in the last four matches. Cagliari has only Marco Pisano unavailable.
Viola: DDDW; Cagliari: DL:
Fiorentina(4-2-3-1): Frey; Comotto, Gamberini, Dainelli, Pasqual; Montolivo, Donadel, Marchionni, Jovetic, Vargas; Gilardino.
Cagliari(4-3-1-2): Marchetti; Marzoratti, Lopez, Astori, Agostini; Barone, Conti, Dessena; Cossu; Larrivey, Jeda
My prediction: 2:0- Gila, Jo-Jo. MOTM- Gila.