After a comfortable victory in Edinburgh last Thursday, will Fiorentina make it back-to-back European wins?
Seven nights ago, Rolando Mandragora, Christian Kouamé and Luka Jović were all on target in a 3-0 victory for I Viola at Tynecastle.
Lewis Neilson’s red card compounding a miserable night for Heart of Midlothian.
That was the Italian club’s first victory in Group A, following a shock 1-1 draw with RFS and then a 3-0 hammering in İstanbul.
Nevertheless, it lifts Vincenzo Italiano’s team into second place, and another victory here would all but guarantee passage into the knockout phase.
Hearts meanwhile enjoyed a momentous victory in their last European away game, downing RFS 2-0 in Rīga.
However, when the group’s two big sides have come to Tynecastle, they’ve scored seven unanswered goals.
Thus, it’s been a steep learning curve for Robbie Neilson’s side, who really need a positive result in Florence.
All available evidence though suggests a home win will be witnessed by those inside Stadio Artemio Franchi.