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Sampdoria vs Fiorentina: Lineups and how to watch

The home team has some surprises for the Viola to figure out.

Football, Italian Serie A: ACF Fiorentina VS FC Internazionale Photo by Paolo Nucci/Insidefoto/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Late news

Sampdoria manager Dejan Stanković has thrown a curveball here, picking 3 central defenders after using a 4-4-2 since taking over last month, although he may push one of them forward, as Gonzálo Villar is the only recognized central midfielder in the XI. 19-year-old striker Daniele Montevago will also make his start for the senior side. Really, we have no idea what the shape is until we see it at kickoff.

Fiorentina mister Vincenzo Italiano has left out Sofyan Amrabat and Nicolás González, both likely for fitness reasons. The question is about the midfield three: is it a double pivot with Rolando Mandragora and Alfred Duncan back and Giacomo Bonaventura as a 10, or is it more of a flat 3?


Sampdoria (4-4-2?): Audero; Bereszyński, Colley, Ferrari, Augello; Đuričić, Amione, Villar, Léris; Caputo, Montevago

Fiorentina (4-3-3): Terracciano; Dodô, Milenković, Martínez Quarta, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Mandragora, Duncan; Ikoné, Jović, Kouamé

How to watch

TV: Maybe BeIn? Probably not. Check the full international television listings to be sure.

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