Fiorentina can climb into third place, at least for this afternoon, as they visit Delio Rossi’s Sampdoria.
The Viola are within a point of Milan going into this weekend and the Rossoneri don’t play Catania until this evening. Click here for the match previews .
Stevan Jovetic is back in the starting XI after his recurring muscular problems, though Facundo Roncaglia, Cristian Llama, Giuseppe Rossi and Michele Camporese miss out.
All eyes will be on Adem Ljajic, who a year ago almost to the day was punched by then-Fiorentina Coach Rossi in a dugout brawl.
The teen reacted sarcastically to a substitution against Novara, prompting the violent response that saw Rossi sacked.
Sampdoria have much to play for this afternoon as well, because they are not mathematically safe from relegation yet.
Nenad Krsticic and Andrea Costa are out of action, while Mauro Icardi is dropped in favour of Maxi Lopez.
Sampdoria: Romero; Mustafi, Palombo, Gastaldello, Berardi; De Silvestri, Poli, Obiang, Estigarribia, Sansone, Maxi Lopez
Fiorentina: Viviano; Tomovic, Rodriguez, Savic, Pasqual; Borja Valero, Pizarro, Aquilani; Jovetic, Cuadrado, Ljajic