Napoli vs Fiorentina
Coppa Italia – Quarter-final
Date: Tuesday, 24th January 2017
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Naples.
An entertaining match is on the prospects when Napoli welcome Fiorentina to the Stadio San Paolo for the Coppa Italia Quarter-Final clash on Tuesday.
Napoli are flying in bright colors in the Serie A and are third in the standings, with Juventus and Roma above them at a 4 point distance. It is their recent form that impress the most as they are yet to lose a match since Juventus beat them 2-1 in the Serie A clash on October 2016. A streak of 14 match unbeaten in all competitions and 8 wins from the last 9 says how good their confidence is at the moment. Napoli defeated second division outfit Spezia 3-1 in the previous round of the Coppa Italia.
Fiorentina are 8th in the standings and are an improved side after experiencing a turbulent start to the season. They had a hard time against Chievo in the round of 16 of the tournament and needed a last minute penalty to edge the tie by a 1-0 margin. The best came in the following week as they defeated league leaders Juventus 2-1 at home which is arguably their best performance of the season. The Viola are currently unbeaten in their last four matches, with the latest three being all wins.
Napoli vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head stats
It was an absolute thriller when these two met for the Serie A clash at Florence on 22nd December 2016. Six goals and a point shared in the match that ended 3-3 at the final whistle.
Napoli have won in the last two home matches against Fiorentina and scored at least 2 goals in each of those. Fiorentina have won just twice in their last 11 visits to Naples, and the hosts hold a formidable record of 6 wins and 3 draws during the period.
Their last meeting in a cup match was at Florence on 2014. The visiting side Napoli won it 3-1 inside the regulation 90 minutes. This was the only cup meeting between them since over 17 years.
Napoli vs Fiorentina: Prediction
The hosts for Tuesday night, Napoli are the team to back here and the bookies are offering their win at 1.65. However, there are some other proportions to consider as both sides are coming on the back of some excellent run.
The last 9 matches that involved Napoli has seen over 2.5 goals, while 8 of Fiorentina’s last 10 have seen the same. Both teams are scoring for fun at the moment, which makes a strong case for both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Napoli vs Fiorentina: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10)
Napoli to win at 7/11 (1.65).