Napoli v Fiorentina

BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW

On Saturday evening, Napoli host Fiorentina in Serie A, as the visitors attempt to maintain their unbeaten record in the Italian top-flight this season. 

Napoli have kicked off the new Serie A campaign with two wins and a surprise defeat against Sampdoria last time out. New boss Carlo Ancelotti will be looking for his side to get back on track in this clash after the 3-0 humbling in Genoa last time out.

The defeat against Samp ended a four-game winning run in Serie A dating back to last season for the home side. The game also ended a prolific run of form in front of goal for Napoli, who had scored at least twice in their previous five league outings.

The men from Naples are strong on home soil in Serie A, as they have won ten of their last 12 games at San Paolo. They have also lost just once in their last 13 home games in the Italian top-flight.

After finishing last season in relatively poor form, Fiorentina have won both of their games in Serie A so far this season. The Viola’s 6-1 hammering of Chievo on the opening weekend of the campaign was certainly one of the more eye-catching results of the Serie A campaign so far.

Although the Viola’s recent away record in Serie A is inconsistent, the visitors have won five of their last eight games on their travels. They also have a relatively recent history of beating Napoli, having hammered the home side 3-0 in Florence back in April.

Team News

Napoli look set to be without Alex Meret, Vlad Chiriches and Amin Younes due to injury. Meanwhile, the visitors could be without Abdou Diakhate and Alban Lafont also due to injury.

Match Prediction

Fiorentina has started the Serie A campaign in a bright manner. The Viola are also dangerous opponents on their travels. However, Napoli are formidable at home and I can see the home side recording a victory in a high scoring clash.

11/2 Odds

PREDICTION – HOME WIN

Odds correct at time of publication – please check with your bookmaker before placing a bet as fluctuations can occur.