It’s a huge clash between Napoli and Fiorentina on Sunday, as the second-placed Partenopei hosts the Viola who sits eighth in the Serie A table. The pressure is on for both sides with every point being crucial at this stage of the season. You can live bet on the Italian Serie A by using our sportsbook.
Napoli: In full control
Napoli registered a crucial win as they beat Atalanta 3-1 last weekend in Bergamo. Lorenzo Insigne’s penalty gave the visitors the lead before Matteo Politano’s volley doubled it. Atalanta did manage to pull one back but Elif Elmas’ goal put the match to bed scoring his team’s third goal of the match. It was a much-needed win for Napoli as it keeps their Serie A hopes alive. Luciano Spalletti will be pleased with the three points and will hope that his team gets a mental boost from the victory that they can use in further matches.
The hosts are sitting just one point behind leaders AC Milan with seven games to go until the end of the season. They have a few tricky games ahead as they will host Fiorentina and Roma in the next two games. They will then visit Empoli and face Sassuolo and Genoa at home and Torino and Spezia on the road. Overall, their schedule looks a bit easier than AC Milan’s so, a win against Fiorentina will put even more pressure on the leaders.
Their star striker, Victor Osimhen who was suspended against Atalanta, will return to the starting XI against Fiorentina, which is a huge boost for Luciano Spalletti’s team. Napoli enters this clash on the back of three wins in a row and we expect them to dominate and extend their winning streak. That’s why we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Fiorentina: No Vlahovic No Problem
As we all know, Fiorentina lost their most important player in the January transfer window when Serie A’s top scorer, Dusan Vlahovic left the team to sign with Juventus for three seasons. That left a big gap in the attacking line but it looks like the visitors were forced to learn the hard way and started to defend better in recent months.
They enter this clash on the back of four unbeaten games, winning two and keeping two clean sheets in the process. On top of that, they pulled off the upset keeping Inter to a 1-1 draw just before the international break. Last weekend they totally dominated Empoli giving them no chance. They are still missing a true striker and they struggle to convert their chances into goals. Against Empoli, they had 11 shots on target and they scored just once.
The visitors are still fighting for a European spot sitting just two points behind the top six but with challenging fixtures against league Napoli, AC Milan, AS Roma, and Juventus all still to come, we don’t expect them to play in Europe next season. If you’re betting online you should know that La Viola have played the fewest draws in Serie A this season (five), so this game could produce a decisive result
Napoli vs Fiorentina Head-to-Head
Napoli has the upper hand on Fiorentina winning five of their last seven Serie A mutual encounters including a 2-1 away win in the reverse fixtures. They also played in the Italian Cup this season with Fiorentina knocking Napoli out of the competition with a 5-2 extra-time win. Napoli is one of the best home sides this season winning nine from their 15 home games and scoring 25 goals in the process. Victor Osimhen scored a brace in each of his last two appearances for Fiorentina, against Udinese and Verona.
Napoli vs Fiorentina Game Information
- Game: Napoli (20-6-5) vs Fiorentina (15-5-10)
- Location: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Napoli)
- Day/Time: Sunday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Napoli vs Fiorentina Betting Lines
Napoli vs Fiorentina Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -130 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
Having a full squad at their disposal is very tough to win points against Napoli, mostly when they are playing on home soil, at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. This is a do-or-die clash for the hosts as they are fighting to win the title for the first time in 32 years. With many of their most important players leaving the club at the end of the season, it will be important to end their contract with a trophy and give their fans something to cheer for.
The players are fully focused, and the confidence is at a high level so we expect a home win. Fiorentina’s away record this season is very poor, winning just five in 15 home games and conceding 22 goals in the process. We don’t expect too many goals in this match so if you want to bet on the goals market go for the under but for our official pick, we’re going with Napoli to win and keep their title hopes alive.