Relegation threatened Sampdoria may field a foreign goalkeeper in the Genoa derby for the first time in their history.
Angelo Da Costa is being tipped to get the gloves at the expense of Gianluca Curci who has been struggling with his form recently.
Coach Alberto Cavasin is set to make the change in one of the most important derby games Sampdoria have ever played.
Curci has been struggling in recent weeks and the tactician is expected to turn to his Brazilian understudy.
Da Costa is hardly experienced though and has only played once so far this season – 12 minutes against Inter in October.
The 27-year-old joined the Marassi outfit last summer after spending two seasons with little Ancona.