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Napoli vs Fiorentina Prediction & Betting tips
Napoli is currently playing the best of the clubs in the top three of the Serie A, yet it has not made it possible to get the holes with Juventus and AS Roma. The southern Italians are still in the race to force direct placement for the Champions League, but in order to achieve that, second place will have to be conquered. The strength measurement with Fiorentina will therefore have to be converted into profit.
Naples has been in a blood form in recent weeks. The team of Maurizio Sarri collected 26 of the 30 available points in the last ten games and that is straightforwardly impressive. The only real mistake was a 2-2 equal visit to low-flanker Sassuolo, and that point-sharing has made it possible for Naples to be found third and not second. Sarri’s men still have the chance to conquer second position, but then AS Roma will have to waste points, while Napoli will have to win the two remaining matches. Last week, Napoli once again felt confident. Turin, who recently held Juventus 1-1, appeared to be a tough opponent in advance, but the game itself showed that Naples once again had the form of a day to make an easy statement. Jose Callejon found it just after seven minutes and after the tea Napoli went out to a 0-5 position by producing four goals in eighteen minutes. So the attack is good. In the last five games, Naples found the match fourteen times and therefore the fans will expect Fiorentina again.
Napoli played a lot of time on three fronts for the prizes, but that did not affect the physical condition of the selection and that was a positive one during the preparation of this match. Sarri can thus use his best potential, which means that Napoli will be the big favorite to turn this gain into profit.
Dries Mertens is still the player to watch. The Belgian attacker is busy at the best season of his career and his scoring drift seems to be no end. To date, Mertens has scored 25 goals in 33 games, which is a great achievement. In recent weeks, Mertens has been in a blood form. In the final league matches he returned to Napoli again by making nine goals in ten duels.
Probable setup SSC Naples
Reina, Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Zielinski, Diawara, Hamsik, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Fiorentina is a typical midfielder in the Serie A this season, but the disappointing performance of teams such as Internazionale and AC Milan has made Paulo Sousa’s formation of hope for participation in the Europa League, a reward that seemed unattainable for months. To secure this latest European ticket, Fiorentina will have to show stability during the decisive weeks of the season, and that seems to be just the achilles heel of this team. One week, Fiorentina wins spectacularly with 5-4 from Internazionale and a while later Paulo Sousa’s men lose 2-0 from low-flying Palermo. However, Fiorentina is still in the race for European football, but then there will be points to Naples and Pescara. Last week, Fiorentina had a difficult game against Lazio Roma on paper, but that duel turned out to be a success. Fiorentina was lucky for Lazio Roma trainer Simone Inzaghi to give a few players rest because of the upcoming final of the Coppa Italia, which offered the hosts the opportunity to make a crucial victory. After nine minutes, Fiorentina produced three goals that were enough to keep the full loot in his own home: 3-2.
However, that heavy game has left behind the scars, causing Fiorentina to get worse at Naples’s exit. The biggest disappointment is the absence of Borja Valero. The experienced Spanish midfielder walked 90 minutes to his fifth yellow card of the season and therefore he will have to set off a match. This also applies to Davide Astori. The Italian defender also picked up a fatal yellow card so he would have to miss this strength. It can therefore be concluded that Fiorentina will not come up with the strongest possible setup and the question now is to what extent this will affect the team’s performance.
Probable setup Fiorentina
Tatarusanu, Tomovic, Rodriguez, Sanchez, Chiesa, Vecino, Christoforo, Milic, Bernardeschi, Babacar, Kalinic
Napoli vs Fiorentina head to head matches
24.01.17 COP Napoli Fiorentina 1 : 0
22.12.16 SA Fiorentina Napoli 3 : 3
29.02.16 SA Fiorentina Napoli 1 : 1
18.10.15 SA Napoli Fiorentina 2 : 1
12.04.15 SA Napoli Fiorentina 3 : 0