Fiorentina vs Napoli
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 9 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).
Fiorentina host Napoli in a super exciting Serie A fixture on Saturday evening at Artemio Franchi. The hosts failed to take advantage of the momentum after a 7-1 drubbing of Roma as they only drew 1-1 away at Udinese on Sunday.
The draw left Viola five points behind the fourth-placed Milan and they now need to look for an upset and Napoli scalp to raise the spirits and keep ground on teams above them in the battle for the Champions League football next term.
The visitors come into this as favourites following a fine display in a 3-0 victory over in-form Sampdoria at San Paolo.
It was an important victory which returned Partinopei on winning tracks after the team failed to find the back of the net in two subsequent clashes against Milan (a 0-0 draw in Serie A and a 2-0 defeat in Coppa Italia).
Fiorentina vs Napoli: Head-to-head
Napoli have a positive head to head record as they lead the tie by three wins coming into 38th meeting with Viola.
Interestingly, just one of past five H2H encounters produced goals at both ends.
Napoli won three, drew one and lost one of past five ties against Fiorentina.
Fiorentina vs Napoli: Prediction
Both Stefano Pioli and Carlo Ancelotti have powerful attacking options in their ranks and we would be surprised to see the continuation of a low-scoring head to head trend here. Fiorentina are very dangerous in the final third, especially when they play in their own backyard.
Viola scored 20 goals in 10 league matches on the home patch so far in the season. They bagged as many as ten past the likes of Sampdoria and Roma in last two home outings. Napoli, on the other side, have third strongest attacking record with 42 goals scored in 22 matches.
Backing goals at both ends is our top betting suggestion at 1.75. The value is enormous with Fiorentina to score two or more goals on the evening at the odds of 3.25.
Fiorentina vs Napoli: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.75 (3/4)
Fiorentina Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.25 (9/4).