Aside from long-term tips free soccer absentee Alex Ferrari, who continues to recover from a cruciate ligament rupture, Sampdoria have no major injury concerns heading into the midweek clash with Genoa. Lorenzo Tonelli was fit enough to make the bench against Parma, but Julian Chabot is expected to keep his place in defence following his goal at the weekend. Veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella took his league tally to 11 for the season in the victory at Parma, although the 37-year-old looks set to relinquish his 2018-19 Capocannoniere title to either Ciro Immobile or Cristiano Ronaldo. Genoa also boast a relatively clean bill of health prior to Wednesday's showdown, with the only concern for Nicola being the knee injury keeping Ivan Radovanovic on the treatment table. Nicola opted for a 4-4-2 system against Lecce which ended up paying dividends for his side, but the Genoa manager may switch it up here to try and contain a strong Sampdoria side.