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Fiorentina vs Sampdoria: Lineups and how to watch

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Here’s the match thread for the important home debut of the Serie A season.

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Stefano Pioli has opted to stick with his trusted 4-2-3-1, with new guys German Pezzella and Cristiano Biraghi getting the start while the Nenad Tomovic show returns on the right.

Milan Badelj returns to the central midfield, a welcome sight, less so is Marco Benassi remaining in a relatively forward role.

For Sampdoria, Marco Giampaolo is also sticking with a lineup and formation similar to week one, spearheaded by Fabio Quagliarella, while tranfer target Patrik Schick remains on the bench.

Lineups

Fiorentina (4-2-3-1): Sportiello; Tomovic, Pezzella, Astori, Biraghi; Badelj, Veretout; Chiesa, Benassi, Eysseric; Simeone

Sampdoria (4-3-1-2): Puggioni; Sala, Silvestre, Regini, Murru; Barreto, Torreira, Praet; Ramirez; Quagliarella, Caprari

How to watch

TV: If you’re in Italy (or Myanmar) you can look for options here, or else streaming is your best option.

Online: Check here for a list of legal, high quality options. For those of us in the U.S. or Canada, beIN Sports Connect and fuboTV are the best options. As always, do not post illegal streams here. You can follow the match along with us on twitter and in the comments section of the match thread.

Forza Viola!