Paulo Sousa remains focused on Wednesday night's trip to Udine, despite a mouthwatering clash with Juventus at home on Sunday."Tomorrow's game is much more important than Sunday's, because it's the one that comes first. We want to keep winning to retain this mentality for the next matches," the Fiorentina coach said after Sunday's 3-1 win over Sassuolo. "Victory would give us more belief and determination, and so Sunday's game will be prepared during the match tomorrow." His side are two points behind fourth-placed Inter and six behind AS Roma, who currently occupy the final Champions League spot and this midweek round of matches may prove to be decisive.
The Friulian club will be missing Felipe who will serve a one match suspension, plus veteran striker Antonio Di Natale who looks likely to sit out the match after he suffered a lesion to the gluteal muscle during training this week. Despite an impressive 3-1 victory over Napoli at the beginning of April, Gigi De Canio's men have only scored a point in the subsequent two matches, which places them just five points above the drop zone.
Davide Astori should return to the lineup following his one match suspension served against Sassuolo, but Khouma Babacar remains out through injury. Mauro Zarate may start up front after Nikola Kalinic has continued his poor run of form, and remains without a goal since the game with Atalanta on February 21st.
Udinese: [3-5-2] Karnezis; Heurtaux, Danilo, Wague; Widmer, Fernandes Kuzmanovic, Hallfredsson, Paquale; Zapata, Thereau
Fiorentina: [3-4-2-1] Tatarusanu; Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Astori; Bernardeschi, Badelj, Vecino, Alonso; Valero, Ilicic; Zarate
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