Milan Badelj was expected to be held out of this one due to some lingering injury but recovered to get the nod in midfield next to Borja Valero. Otherwise, Paulo Sousa has everything laid out as we expected.
Fiorentina (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu, Tomovic, Rodriguez, Astori, Milic, Badelj, Borja Valero, Tello, Ilicic, Bernardeschi, Kalinic
Sampdoria (4-3-1-2): Puggioni, Sala, Silvestre, Skriniar, Regini, Barreto, Torreira, Linetty, Fernandes, Muriel, Quagliarella
How to watch
TV: Sky Calcio 2 in Italy has this one, while BeIn’s the channel across much of western Asia and Northern Africa and ESPN2 has it in a lot of Central and South America. If you’re in North America, Europe, Africa, eastern Asia, or Oceania, you’re probably out of luck.
Online: Here is your list of legal, reliable streams. If you post links to any illegal ones in the comments, we’ll delete them and ban you faster than Ricardo Montolivo has ever done anything.
Alright, folks. Kickoff’s almost here, so let’s settle in and hope for a good one. Forza Viola.