Hellas Verona vs. Fiorentina: Preview and TV schedule

Gabriele Maltinti

Fiorentina will look to cement their fourth place position in Serie A on Sunday, as they travel to play Hellas Verona.

The fans of Hellas Verona and Fiorentina are united in the bizarre Italian phenomenon of 'twinning,' which should ensure a cordial atmosphere when the sides meet at the Bentegodi on Sunday. On the field, however, things should be rather different. Viola coach Vincenzo Montella has made it clear his side still have work to do, with Fiorentina looking to wrap up their fourth place.

Verona shouldn't make life easy, as they too still have hopes of qualifying for Europe. They've bounced back from a poor run of form with wins over Genoa and local rivals Chievo, and could move within three points of a Europa League place with a victory. Considering this is their first season back in the top flight, qualifying would be a hugely impressive achievement.

For this game, the mastini will likely be without Alejandro González, though otherwise have a fully fit squad. That's quite unlike Fiorentina, who still have a long list of important players unavailable. The continued absence of both Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gómez will likely see Montella opt for a fluid front two of Juan Cuadrado and Ryder Matos, with Alessandro Matri starting from the bench.

Hellas Verona injuries and suspensions

Out: None. In doubt: Alejandro González.

Fiorentina injuries and suspensions

Out: Ahmed Hegazy, Mati Fernández, Giuseppe Rossi, Ante Rebić, Mario Gómez, Massimo Ambrosini (injured). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Hellas Verona: Rafael; Alessandro Agostini, Vangelis Moras, Domenico Maietta, Fabrizio Cacciatore; Emil Hallfreðsson, Marco Donadel, Rômulo; Marquinho, Luca Toni, Juan Iturbe.

Fiorentina: Neto; Manuel Pasqual, Gonzalo Rodríguez, Stefan Savić, Nenad Tomović; Anderson, David Pizarro, Alberto Aquilani; Borja Valero; Juan Cuadrado, Ryder Matos.

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 3 p.m. local, 9 a.m. ET

Venue: Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy

TV: Premium Calcio 3, Sky Calcio 3 (Italy)

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S. and Canada)

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