Antonio Di Natale returns to inspire troubled and revamped Udinese in a difficult trip to Livorno this evening.
It kicks off at the Stadio Armando Picchi at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview .
This will be an important test for both sides, who have stuttered in the weeks leading up to the Christmas break.
Davide Nicola risked the sack from Livorno after picking up just one point from the last five Serie A rounds.
On the other hand, Francesco Guidolin threatened to quit Udinese following a 2-0 home defeat to Torino, which left them with one point from three games.
Di Natale is back in the side following an injury, though Luis Muriel and Matias Ranegie remain sidelined.
There are some big surprises, as Uruguayan Under-20 starlet Nico Lopez starts along with 19-year-old Brazilian defender Douglas, who makes his Serie A debut.
Livorno are without the suspended Alfred Duncan in midfield and injured Cristiano Piccini, so Marco Biagianti steps into the midfield.
A surprise starter on the left flank is Alessandro Lambrughi.
The Amaranto have lost their last three meetings with Udinese in all competition, all by 2-0 scorelines.
Livorno: Bardi; Coda, Emerson, Ceccherini; Schiattarella, Biagianti, Greco, Luci, Lambrughi; Siligardi, Paulinho
Udinese: Brkic; Heurtaux, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Allan, Lazzari, Douglas; Pereyra, Nico Lopez, Di Natale