Serie-A News: Prediction: Fiorentina vs Napoli – Football News

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Verdict: Both teams will score

Best odds: 7/10

Bookmaker: Unibet

Looking for an immediate return to victory this weekend, Napoli will make the trip to the Stadio Artemio Franchi when they face Fiorentina on Sunday evening.

Fiorentina

Starting with the hosts, while Fiorentina may have found themselves having to settle for another disappointing season last season, the Viola have really come out of the traps this time around. The Viola, who appear to have made a number of improvements over the summer, are experiencing the brightest start to a Serie A season in recent times. With some in their field believing they can mount a serious charge for European football this season, the arrival of new manager Vincenzo Italiano has certainly given Fiorentina a real boost. While the Florentine side may have been disappointed to have been hit by a 3-1 defeat at the hands of reigning champions Inter on 19 September, the hosts on Sunday were able to return to victory immediately. Seen the last time to collect what was a deserved 1-0 victory at Udinese, the Italian team has collected 12 points in the last five Serie A matches. With the offensive talisman Dusan Vlahovic who has already collected Four goals in the top flight this season, the Purples could smell the possibility of causing an upset.

Team news

Still grappling with injury issues, it looks like the duo Lorenzo Venuti and Gaetano Castrovilli will be missing once again for Fiorentina this weekend.

However, in what is a boost for the hosts on Sunday, summer arrival Nicolas Gonzalez is available for selection after serving a suspension.

Naples

As for the hosts, who ultimately fell in what was an action-packed 3-2 defeat at the hands of Spartak Moscow at home midweek, there’s no doubt Napoli will be looking for an immediate boost here. Hoping to show that Thursday’s Europa League defeat was just a minor inconvenience, the mood in their field should still be at its peak. Luciano Spalletti’s team, which continues to collect acclaim from all over Italy since the beginning of the 2021/22 season, is in the midst of a stellar Viola national team. Opening this weekend’s matches at the top of the Serie A standings, the former Inter Milan manager also sees his team still clinging to a 100% start. Last seen in domestic action, scoring a well-deserved 2-0 win over Cagliari at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, the Blues will also be strengthened by their recent record against opponents on Sunday. Including the 2-0 on the occasion of the last trip to Fiorentina, he has collected nine points in his last four matches against Viola.

Team news

Once again skipping midweek Europa League homework, the duo of Stanislav Lobotka and Faouzi Ghoulam will be missing once again on Sunday.

However, the likes of Diego Demme, Dries Mertens and Alex Meret received the green light to return on Sunday.

Key factors to consider

  • When the two sides last met in May, Napoli claimed a 2-0 away win.
  • Likewise, the Blues have also taken nine points in their last four games against Viola.
  • However, the hosts on Sunday have collected 12 points from their last five Serie A games.
  • Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic has already scored four Serie A goals so far this season.
  • Napoli have won all six Serie A matches since the start of the 2021/22 season.

Conclusion

After a thrilling 3-2 away defeat in Europe midweek, Napoli should be happy to bring attention back to Sunday’s action in Serie A. However, while the Blues could have a splendid 100% start from opening of the 2021/22 season, Luciano Spalletti’s team could face a tough road test. Despite holding a captivating record against Fiorentina, the hosts this weekend are enjoying their national viola patch. By managing to get back to winning against Udinese in the last time away, the Viola have a European goal at the top of their agenda. In a game that could see chances from both sides of the pitch, we support both teams to find the net on Sunday.

Verdict: Both teams will score

Best odds: 7/10

Bookmaker: Unibet

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