As we predicted, Stefano Pioli will field a 4-2-3-1 formation to mask his lack of options in central midfield. Maxi Olivera will start in place of Cristiano Biraghi (suspension), while Vincent Laurini will man the right side. Sebastian Cristoforo will partner Jordan Veretout in the middle while Milan Badelj (knee) is out. Valentin Eysseric will make a rare start on the left. Walter Zenga, on the other hand, hasn’t made any huge changes.
Fiorentina (4-2-3-1): Sportiello; Laurini, Vitor Hugo, Pezzella, Olivera; Veretout, Cristoforo; Chiesa, Saponara, Eysseric; Simeone
Crotone (4-3-3): Cordaz; Faraoni, Ceccherini, Capuano, Martella; Benali, Mandragora, Barberis; Ricci, Trotta, Stoian
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