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Where: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
When: Saturday February 15, 19:45 GMT
A buoyant Fiorentina will host an Inter Milan side looking to build on last weekend’s win as both teams continue to push for a place in Europe.
The Viola have enjoyed a successful week thus far having overturned their deficit to Udinese to reach the Coppa Italia final where they will face Rafa Benitez and Napoli.
It is arguably a just reward for coach Vincenzo Montella who continues to build a successful project in Florence, and his work is made even more commendable given the injuries he has had to deal with so far this season.
Fiorentina have lost just once at home this year, but will have to do without Borja Valero who is suspended, while Massimo Ambrosini, Ante Rebic and Stefan Savic are still out injured along with Giuseppe Rossi.
Mario Gomez will likely start on the bench again as the German looks to reintegrate himself into the team after a lengthy absence, which means January acquisition Alessandro Matri will likely be given the nod up front.
Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri secured their first win of the calendar year last weekend with a 1-0 victory over lowly Sassuolo at San Siro.
They trail Saturday night’s rivals by eight points in fourth place, but with new signing Hernanes a doubt with injury it could be an uphill task for Walter Mazzarri who would have hoped to build some momentum heading into the business end of the campaign.
Diego Milito, Mateo Kovacic and Esteban Cambiasso also face fitness tests, while Ricky Alvarez is an absentee.
Fiorentina defeated Inter 4-1 in this fixture last season, and considering the difference between the two clubs at this stage, they will be confident of at least securing another win to further widen the gap to fourth spot.