La Viola might have been safe already from the relegation threat, although they are still stuck on the mid lower table. Napoli, on the other hand, needs to pick up more points to secure one UCL spot next season. This weekend they will be locking horns the better position in the standings, though it is more riding for Il Partenopei here.
The teams’ previous matches
Fioretina was unable to snatch a win last weekend while visiting Cagliari. They held the home side in a goalless draw, which should be safe for staying at the top flight next season.
Napoli, on the other hand, sealed another big win last weekend while hosting Udinese. They ran riots and hammered Rodrigo de Paul and Co 5-1. Their winning goals were shared equally by Piotrs Zielenski, Fabian Ruiz, Hirving Lozano, Di Lorenzo and Lorenzo Insigne.
Guiseppe Iachini will still be counting his preferred formation, 3-5-2. The Serbian youngster, Dusan Vlahovic will be featuring upfront alongside the veteran Franck Ribery or Christian Kouame. Unfortunately, their main man between the sticks, the Polish goalie, Bartolomej Dragowski is ruled out as well as Borja Valero.
His counterpart, Gennaro Gatusso, is still in favor of 4-2-3-1 formation. His only concern is the absence of Kalidou Koulibaly and Nemanja Maksimovic at the back, plus Faozi Ghoulam and Nemanja Slobotdka. Kostas Manolas and A Rrahmani are deputised for them at the backline. Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen is still the main forward with Lorenzo Insigne, Hirving Lozano and Piotr Zielinski are deployed on both wings and behind the frontman.
Players to watch
Dusan Vlahovic is certainly the new figure on the spotlight this season. He has bagged 21 goals and made three assists this season. Another notabls man to watch for this fixture is the former Milan man, Giacomo Bonaventura with three goals and two assists.
In Napoli, the skipper Lorenzo Insigne has always indispensible in the team. He has scored 18 goals and provided seven assists. Some other key figures of the team are The top assist provider, Piotr Zielinski with 10 assists plus eight goals, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and the second top scorer of the club, the Mexican international Hirving Lozano.
Fiorentina vs Napoli Prediction
La Viola’s positive’s trend might be in danger due to Napoli’s explosive form lately plus Gatusso’s men have much more crucial target. The visitors have a chance for picking up three points on the road.
The punters seem to back Lorenzo Insigne and Co as the slight favourite. They are projected to win at 8/15, whereas Guiseppe Iachini’s men’s win market is at 27/5. The odds for the draw result are at the value of 39/10.