With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, first placed Napoli remain in contention as they travel to fifth placed Fiorentina.
Fiorentina’s Serie A season, has so far seen them gain 12 points, going into this game
Fiorentina will be buoyant, following a 0-1 away win against Udinese in their last fixture.
Fiorentina keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season. With fifth, they currently sit 12 points in the League having won four fixtures and lost two games.
Fiorentina have won one game and lost one game of their two League matches at home this season.
Winning this fixture will see Fiorentina on 15 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Fiorentina have a good scoring record this season, with nine netted so far (6 from open play and three penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Dusan Vlahovic (4), Nikola Milenkovic (1), and Riccardo Saponara (1). Fiorentina have shown a poor consistency in defence so far, having conceded nine goals in their previous matches.
Fiorentina are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Vincenzo Italiano’s selection choices significantly.
To retain first position in the Serie A is Napoli’s target this week
They are the current League leaders with 18 points having won six meetings.
Napoli have won three meetings of their three League matches away from home this season.
The ultimate prize this season will be for Napoli to finish top of the Serie A and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.
It is likely that one key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Luciano Spalletti and his Napoli team.
Fiorentina v Napoli – Head-to-Heads.
These two clubs have already faced each other 42 times with the result being 18 wins and 11 draws for Fiorentina. Also, Fiorentina remain unbeaten in their last five games with Napoli at Stadio Artemio Franchi. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2021, when The Purple One walked away as 0-2 winners. With both sides conceding goals in their most recent game together, the probability of both sides scoring on Sunday is 62.11%.
There is a 49.5 percent probability of a Napoli win.