Genoa Coach Fabio Liverani hopes they can challenge Fiorentina’s quality with “aggression, hunger and pace.”
The Grifone make their home debut at 19.45 UK time, click here for a match preview.
“Fiorentina play by heart and have been constructed to fight for the top of the table,” said Liverani.
“There is clearly a gap in terms of technical quality, but we will seek the victory for us and for our fans at Marassi.
“I want to see aggression, hunger and pace on that field. The lads are eager to put in a great performance for the crowd. Of course, we’ll have to see what Fiorentina allow us to do.”
Liverani was asked to comment on Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella, as they are from the same generation of players.
“There is reciprocal respect. He is calmer than I am and two years older. We’ll see who gets old first!”
Juraj Kucka has shaken off a knock and is available, while Luca Antonini has just arrived from Milan in exchange for Valter Birsa.
“Am I expecting reinforcements? I’ll think about the transfer market after the game,” noted Liverani.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £11,000 to be won monthly!