Early Season Test
In a Round 3 match in Serie A, featuring Fiorentina and Napoli, both are looking to capitalize on improvements from the previous season. After a few years as a mid-table team, Fiorentina regained European play last season, finishing seventh. Napoli elevated themselves to title contenders after being slightly on the outskirts, finishing third in the league, just seven points behind the Champions.
Their meeting has a chance to test where the clubs are early in the campaign.
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Fiorentina Ready for Challenges
Fiorentina has had some hiccups through two games but still came out with four points. Without competing in European competition in a while, that is a challenge the club has to face. They have spent the summer transfer window trying to add some talent in order to prepare.
The return of Luka Jovic and the signing of Rolando Mandragora has already paid dividends as they scored in Fiorentina’s opening 3-2 victory over Cremonese. Mandragora scored a stoppage-time goal to seal the team’s first win. A red card right before the end of the first half helped out Fiorentina.
In their second game, Fiorentina got the benefit of the opposing team going to 10-men, again, but this time they couldn’t capitalize, drawing 0-0 with Empoli. Fiorentina dominated possession and out shot Empoli by 15 but could not find the net.
This game came three days after a EUROPA Conference League game, and the lack of rest seemed to have an effect. The game with Napoli will also be off with just three days’ rest, which could have an effect.
Napoli Ready To Compete for a Title
Despite some key players leaving in the summer transfer window, Napoli has been able to retool and continue on their quest for a Serie A title. They have gotten off to a hot start, and head into this game topping the table with an explosive offense.
The defense has added a new center back in Min-Jae Kim, who has looked fanatic so far. After a season on loan, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa made a permanent move to Napoli and has been joined by Tanguy Ndombele on loan to add depth to the midfield. Two more attacking threats have arrived on loan in Giovanni Simeone and Giacomo Raspadori. This is in addition to the signing of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who has already produced three goals and an assist.
Ndombele, Simeone, and Raspadori all joined within the last week, yet to make an appearance. The other three key signings have already shown their worth, playing massive roles in Napoli’s nine goals and only two allowed, with a clean sheet. The addition will help the team stay fresh from round to round, while also making a push in the Champions League.
Fiorentina vs Napoli Head-to-Head
The sides have played 27 times since 2010, with Napoli securing 14 wins. Fiorentina has won five games during that time, four since 2018. Furthermore, they have won the last two meetings by an aggregate score of 8-4, with one being a Cup match that went to extra-time.
Fiorentina vs Napoli Game Information
- Game: Fiorentina (1-1-0) vs Napoli (2-0-0)
- Location: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze
- Day/Time: Sunday, August 28th, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Fiorentina vs Napoli Live Stream: fubo.tv
Fiorentina vs Napoli Betting Lines
|Fiorentina||+½ -130||+235||3+110o||1½+160o |
|Napoli||-½ +110||+110||3-130u||1½-115o |
Fiorentina vs Napoli Prediction
Many matchup stats favor Fiorentina, winning the last two games against Napoli and being unbeaten at home in their previous seven games. However, with the lack of rest and Fiorentina is still finding their footing, Napoli has the upper hand. Napoli is in such good form and rested that it is hard to not see them as the better team.
Napoli may not score as many goals as they have in the last two games, but they will do enough to get their third win in a row.
Score Prediction: Napoli 3, Fiorentina 1
Fiorentina vs Napoli Match Detail
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