Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen seems set to get a rare start against Fiorentina, as Juventus rest Cristiano Ronaldo against Genoa.
Fiorentina-Inter start the Coppa Italia show today, where Eriksen seems set to start for the Nerazzurri against the Viola in the Coppa Italia.
Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero prepares to play against his former club at the Artemio Franchi, where both Cesare Prandelli and Antonio Conte are expected to play a 3-5-2 formation.
Napoli then host Empoli at 16.45 UK time, when Andrea Petagna seems set to lead the line against the Serie B leaders. Dries Mertens has been called up and should get some minutes, as the Partenopei hope to have the Belgian back in shape for the Supercoppa Italiana on January 20.
Empoli will reportedly start with Marco Olivieri and Ryder Matos up front, meaning they are without leading goalscorer and former Juventus forward Leonardo Mancuso.
Mentioned Juventus finish off the Coppa Italia night with a home game against Genoa, and coach Andrea Pirlo is expected to give Ronaldo a breather.
Giorgio Chiellini and Radu Dragusin are set to start in the heart of the defence, with Manolo Portanova given a chance at left-midfield, as Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata start up front.
Davide Ballardini’s Genoa seem set to go all in for an upset and will come out in a 3-5-2 at the Allianz Stadium, with Marko Pjaca and Gianluca Scamacca spearheading the team.
Coppa Italia Last 16: Predicted line-ups
Fiorentina-Inter (14.00 UK time)
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Terracciano; Milenkovic, Martinez Quarta, Igor; Venuti, Amrabat, Borja Valero, Castrovilli, Biraghi; Callejon, Kouame
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, Ranocchia, Kolarov; Young, Vidal, Eriksen, Sensi, Perisic; Sanchez, Martinez
Napoli-Empoli (16.45 UK time)
Napoli (4-2-3-1): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Rrahmani, Ghoulam; Demme, Lobotka; Politano, Elmas, Lozano; Petagna
Empoli (4-3-1-2): Furlan; Cambiasso, Casale, Pirello, Terzic; Ricci, Damiani, Zurkowski; Bajrami; Olivieri, Matos
Juventus-Genoa (19.45 UK time)
Juventus (4-4-2): Buffon; Demiral, Dragusin, Chiellini, Frabotta; Bernardeschi, Arthur, Rabiot, Portanova; Kulusevski, Morata
Genoa (3-5-2): Marchetti, Goldaniga, Bani, Criscito; Ghiglione, Rovella, Badelj, Melegoni, Czyborra; Scamacca, Pjaca