FIORENTINA VS NAPOLI MATCH PREVIEW – Team news, Head to Head, match Predictions
Fiorentina welcome Napoli to the Stadio Artemio Franchi as they begin their 2019/2020 Seria A campaign. The hosts endured a torrid campaign last season as they went on the brink of relegation but managed to finish 16th while Napoli on the other hand will look to consolidate on their 2nd place finish last season and possibly challenge Juventus for the scudetto.
FIORENTINA VS NAPOLI TEAM NEWS
Fiorentina will desperately be looking to atone for the disastrous and utterly shambolic season they had last season which saw them win just 8 of their 38 league matches. They went on an abysmal 16 match winless run to end their season.
The viola have got a new look this season with a exciting blend of youth and experience, with a few low- and mid-key signings coupled with the astonishing acquisition of Franck Ribery on a free transfer.
However they will need to maintain a defensively solid unit as they look to contain whatever this frightening Napoli attack throws at them. Their attacking threats will most likely come from Federico Chiesa and the ageless Frank Ribery as they will look to exploit the wings and hit Napoli on the break.
The major injury worry for Fiorentina is Marko Pjaca.
Napoli come into this tie with a lot of confidence knowing they’ve won five of their last six visits to the Artemio Franchi.
Last season’s runners up will be looking to get their season underway with a convincing victory here and send a message to the Turin giants they mean business this season.
The Naples club have duly fortified their ranks with flamboyant winger Hirving Lozano, Combative Greek defender Kostas manolas and hot prospect Eljif Elmas.
Napoli will most likely adopt a high line, trusting their defenders’ pace to see off any threat in behind from Fiorentina while also maintain the fluidity in midfield and attack that has seen them become a menace to most clubs in the Seria A.
Napoli have no major injury worry as they go into this game.
FIORENTINA VS NAPOLI HEAD TO HEAD
- Napoli have won 10 of their last 12 matches against Fiorentina.
- Napoii have won 5 of their last 6 visits to Fiorentina
- Fiorentina have just one win against Napoli in their last 10 matches
FIORENTINA VS NAPOLI MATCH PREDICTIONS
- Napoli to win
- Both teams to score
- Napoli to win and both teams to score
- Fiorentina most yellow cards
- Fiorentina most fouls