Udinese look to Mathias Ranegie against Marco Borriello’s Genoa after a blazing row saw Antonio Di Natale dropped.
The lunch-time match kicks off at the Stadio Friuli today at 11.30am UK time. Click here for a match preview.
Francesco Guidolin confirmed in a Press conference that he had “an argument” with Di Natale and punished the captain by freezing him out for this game.
Although the pair have resolved their differences, the Coach still wanted to send a signal that the rules must be respected by everyone.
Di Natale was advised to stay home and watch the game on television, but it is reported he is in the stands of the Stadio Friuli.
He is replaced by Swedish giant Ranegie, who scored his debut Serie A goal against Milan last week.
He is joined by Italian international Diego Fabbrini, while Marco Davide Faraoni steps in for the not 100 per cent fit Dusan Basta.
Maurizio Domizzi and Luis Muriel are injured.
Genoa can look to Borriello for goals, as he has a remarkable record against Udinese, netting two hat-tricks in his career.
He is again partnered by Under-21 international Ciro Immobile, while Andrea Bertolacci gets the nod ahead of Cristobal Jorquera in the trequartista role and Daniel Tozser is dropped.
Marco Rossi, Juan Manuel Vargas and Bosko Jankovic are on the treatment table.
Udinese: Brkic; Benatia, Danilo, Coda; Faraoni, Pereyra, Pinzi, Lazzari, Pasquale; Fabbrini, Ranegie
Genoa: Frey; Sampirisi, Bovo, Granqvist, Moretti; Kucka, Seymour, Antonelli; Bertolacci; Immobile, Borriello