SSC Napoli vs AC Fiorentina / Serie A – The most interesting Saturday’s match in the Italian Serie A brings us the fifth Napoli and third Fiorentina, which has so far won six points, which have so far recorded six points, but the team from Florence has one game less. In addition, the popular “Violas” had more success in their last season's clashes, since they first played 0-0 in Naples and then celebrated with 3-0 on their field.
SSC Napoli vs AC Fiorentina begins 15.09.2018 at 18:00 CET
However, this would only be additional motive for the Napolitans to try to revenge to them on their San Pao in a similar way, especially since they owe it to their supporters after the unexpected defeat in the last round with as many as 3-0 by Sampdoria. Before that, coach Ancelotti’s players have made two very valuable victories, as guests over Lazio with 2-1 and at home with 3-2 over Milan.
However, it is now clear that the team from Naples is having a lot of problems in defence at the beginning of this season, so this break was very welcome, while we now expect that Fiorentina will look much better defence, while they have a handful of quality options in attack. As for the composition itself, after the debut in Genoa we certainly expect a few changes in the starting 11, with the proviso that goalkeeper Meret, defenders Chiriches and Ghoulam and midfielder Younes are all out of action due to injuries.
Probable lineups SSC Napoli: Ospina – Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Mario Rui – Allan, Hamsik, Zielinski – Callejon, Milik, Insigne
We have already said for the guests from Florence that they are awaiting this derby in Naples in a much better mood, since they in the first two appearances this season used the home field advantage and first celebrated with 6-1 over Chievo, and then with 1-0 over Udinese. And that means that only them and Juventus are have a maximum effect in Serie A, with the proviso that Fiorentina still has not played a match with Sampdoria in Genoa, which was postponed due to the terrible accident in that city.
Otherwise, coach Pioli has in those first two matches used the services of eight new players, while five are still waiting for their debut, and among them are the experienced Belgian striker Mirallas. We should also add that goalkeeper Lafont got injured in their duel with Udinese, so his place will be occupied by Dragowski, while on the other hand, Veretout returns to the midfield after the suspension.
Probable lineups AC Fiorentina: Dragowski – Milenkovic, Pezzella, Vitor Hugo, Biraghi – Benassi, Veretout, Gerson – Chiesa, Simeone, Pjaca
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Regardless of the fact that Fiorentina has celebrated victories in their previous two appearances, it is really hard to expect the continuation of this great series in their first hosting this season, especially since Naples will do their best to redeem to their fans for that serious defeat from Sampdoria in Genoa.
Pick: Napoli wins
Odds: 1.65 at sportingbet (down to 1.60 can be played)
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