Massimo Oddo has dropped star midfielder Valerio Verre in favor of stacking an extra defender in the midfield. With centerback Michele Fornasier (hamstring) and striker Alberto Gilardino (knee) both picking up injuries, neither will be available in this one.
Paulo Sousa will stick with Marco Sportiello in goal while Ciprian Tatarusanu (knee) recuperates. Both Davide Astori (leg) and Gonzalo Rodriguez (knee) are out, leading to a very shaky-looking backline. Cristian Tello will get the nod over Federico Chiesa, and Khouma Babacar will start for Nikola Kalinic (knee).
Pescara (4-3-2-1): Bizzarri; Zampano, Stendardo, Gyomber, Crescenzi; Bruno, Memushaj, Biraghi; Benali, Caprari; Bahebeck
Fiorentina (3-4-2-1): Sportiello; Sanchez, Tomovic, de Maio; Tello, Badelj, Vecino, Olivera; Ilicic, Valero; Babacar
How to watch
TV: Even on a rather slow day for calcio, we can’t get this one on the television. Make other plans.
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