Spezia manager Vincenzo Italiano has made six changes from last week’s lineup, starting in goal and finishing with the striker. Fiorentina boss Giuseppe Iachini, on the other hand, will stick with his usual 3-5-2 despite rumors of a tactical shakeup. Germán Pezzella is finally healthy, while Pol Lirola takes over the right wingback spot. Dušan Vlahović gets the nod up top with Franck Ribery.
Spezia (4-3-3): Provedel; Sala, Chabot, Terzi, Bastoni; Deiola, Ricci, Acampora; Verde, Piccoli, Gyasi
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Drągowski; Milenković, Pezzella, Cáceres; Lirola, Bonaventura, Amrabat, Castrovilli, Biraghi; Vlahović, Ribery
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