Fiorentina will go one-on-one against Empoli at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Saturday, with kickoff slated for 18:45 GMT.
Fiorentina are unbeaten in the last five matches. They have won four times and drawn once in this run. They have amassed 17 points from their opening eight matches. They are fourth on the table, four points behind leaders AC Milan.
Empoli have won once in their last five matches. They have lost three times and drawn once in their last five matches.
The poor form has seen them collect just four points from the opening eight rounds of fixtures. They sit 18 on the Serie A log and inside the relegation zone.
Empoli will look to cause an upset when they visit Fiorentina.
Fiorentina will be without right-back Dodo (cruciate ligament), central midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli (knee), right-back Niccolo Pierozzi (abdominal muscle injury), and center-back Yerry Mina (muscle injury).
Empoli will also have a few absentees ahead of their trip to Fiorentina. Attacking midfielder Daniel Maldini (muscle), left-back Giuseppe Bereszynski (unknown), central midfielder Jacopo Fazzini (unknown), and center-back Ardian Ismajli (thigh muscle strain) will all be sidelined for the trip to Fiorentina.
Fiorentina will win the home match and make it three consecutive wins in Serie A as they look to retain their top-four position.
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