Fiorentina-Empoli, the probable formations

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The probable formations

The derby between Fiorentina and Empoli, two teams in search of important points to move away from the boiling zone of the standings, undoubtedly stands out in Sunday’s Serie A, scheduled at the ‘Artemio Franchi’ stadium in Florence at 3 p.m.

Fresh from the portentous poker in the Conference League against Braga, the team coached by Vincenzo Italiano will try to get back on the road in the league, where victory has been missing since last January 7 (2-1 at Sassuolo). The lily-livered coach is still counting on Jovic in attack, confident that he can find continuity even inside the national borders after his double in Portugal.

On the other side, Empoli has not found success since the unexpected blitz at San Siro against Inter: two draws interspersed with a defeat for Paolo Zanetti’s men, who are banking on the Caputo-Satriano duo in attack to find victory again.

Likely lineups:

FIORENTINA (4-3-3): Terraciano; Dodò, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi; Barak, Amrabat, Mandragora; Gonzalez, Jovic, Saponara. All: Italiano;

EMPOLI (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Ebuhei, De Winter, Luperto, Cacace; Akpa Akpro, Marin, Bandinelli; Baldanzi; Caputo, Satriano. All: Zanetti.

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