Napoli put the pressure on Milan last weekend when it managed to come away from Bergamo with a 3-1 win over Atalanta. They were rewarded with Milan’s goalless draw with Bologna on Monday and will now look to take three points from this one against Fiorentina.
Where and when: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona – 10 April, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Napoli vs. Fiorentina: BT Sport
Last time: Fiorentina won a feisty Coppa Italia game 5-2 back in January that saw three players sent off. The Serie A clash between the two in Florence ended in a Napoli victory.
Napoli vs. Fiorentina Predictions and Preview
Napoli’s win against Atalanta last weekend was overshadowed by Inter’s first victory away at Juventus for ten years. But it is Luciano Spalletti’s side that now has the scudetto in their sights. Inter would be level on points with the Partenopei if they won their game in hand but Napoli hold second place at the moment.
None of those three title candidates will play each other before the end of the season now, so games like this one are crucial. Spalletti will be pleased that Victor Osimhen is due to come back into the squad after sitting out his suspension.
Fiorentina have continued to impress, even after losing Dušan Vlahović to Juventus in January. La Viola may have struggled to score a lot of goals but they have now gone four unbeaten and will regard this game as a chance to win more points as they chase one of the European spots.
Napoli vs. Fiorentina full time result odds
Napoli have now won their last three Serie A games and have lost just once since the turn of the year – that 1-0 defeat to Milan that had looked like the end of their scudetto hopes. Now the title race has been blown wide open and the home side must be considered favourite to win this one on Sunday. Napoli are priced at 3/4 and should be able overcome the fighting talent of Fiorentina.
Napoli vs. Fiorentina both teams to score odds
Napoli may be winning games but they are still having problems keeping clean sheets. Fiorentina, on the other hand, are not scoring that many but have managed to find the net in every game since the beginning of February. That suggests that, whatever the final result on Sunday, odds of 8/11 for both teams to score actually seems like pretty good value.
Napoli vs. Fiorentina correct score odds
Only Inter have scored more goals than Napoli this season in the league and the return of Osimhen to the home side’s starting line-up should be a worry for Vincenzo Italiano and his Fiorentina players. La Viola do still have the capacity to score though, so this looks like being a fascinating battle between two clubs desperate for points to keep up with their own individual Serie A battles. A price of 15/2 for a 2-1 Napoli win seems as good as any.
Napoli vs. Fiorentina first goalscorer odds
With Victor Osimhen back in contention for a start after missing out on the Atalanta trip, the Nigeria striker would seem an obvious choice for first goal scorer on Sunday and is priced at 16/5. There is plenty of choice in the home side though, with Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens both perfectly capable of finding the net. It seems unlikely that Fiorentina would score first here but that would certainly make it an even more interesting encounter.