The Viola’s clash against an attacking Sassuolo side kicks off at 11:30am UK time.
Vincenzo Italiano’s side could rise to fifth in the league table with a win over the Ligurian side today, with electric forward Dusan Vlahovic diving the team to the European qualification spots.
Spezia will then host Empoli at 2pm UK time today.
Things are significantly less dire for Empoli, with only Nicolas Haas absent due to a torn knee ligament.
A win for Empoli this afternoon would see them leapfrog Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio in the table, rising to eighth.
An inconsistent Torino side will face Hellas Verona at 5pm UK time this afternoon.
Both sides are mingling around the mid-table and a win for either side does little to change their position, although both sides are still looking to close out 2021 in the best way regardless.
Granata coach Ivan Juric, who is facing his former side for the first time this campaign, will be without talismanic forward Andrea Belotti, with Koffi Djidji, Ben Lhassine Kone and Simone Verdi all also absent.
Verona have only won one of their last four league outings, so they’ll look to return to winning ways against their former coach this afternoon.
A sluggish Venezia side travel to Liguria to face Sampdoria this afternoon at 5pm UK time.
Both sides are dangerously close to the relegation spots, so a win today for either side could be key ahead of the second half of the season.
Roberto D’Aversa’s side are mostly healthy, although exciting winger Mikkel Damsgaard is out with thigh problems.
Venezia haven’t beaten Sampdoria in the Italian topflight since December 1962, with their most recent meeting coming in April 1999.
Fiorentina vs Sassuolo (11.30 UK time) – Full Preview
Fiorentina (4-3-3): Terracciano; Odriozola, Milenkovic, Martinez-Quarta, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Torreira, Duncan; Callejon, Vlahovic, Gonzalez.
Sassuolo (4-3-3): Consigli; Toljan, Chiriches, Ferrari, Rogerio; Frattesi, Lopez, Henrique; Berardi, Scamacca, Raspadori.
Spezia vs Empoli (14.00 UK time) – Full Preview
Spezia (3-5-2): Provedel; Amian, Erlic, Nikolau; Gyasi, Kovalenko, Bourabia, Maggiore, Reca; Manaj, Nzola.
Empoli (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Stojanovic, Tonelli, Luperto, Parisi; Henderson, Ricci, Bandinelli; Bajrami; Cutrone, Pinamonti.
Verona (3-4-1-2): Montipò; Casale, Ceccherini, Magnani; Faraoni, Ilic, Tameze, Lazovic; Barak, Caprari; Simeone.
Sampdoria vs Venezia (17.00 UK time) – Full Preview
Sampdoria (4-4-2): Audero; Bereszynski, Yoshida, Colley, Augello; Candreva, Adrien Silva, Ekdal, Thorsby; Gabbiadini, Caputo.
Venezia (4-3-3): Romero; Ebuehi, Caldara, Ceccaroni, Molinaro; Kiyine, Ampadu, Busio; Aramu, Henry, Johnsen.