Prediction and odds for the game: Napoli (3/5) v Fiorentina (19/4)
We are backing the home win at odds of 3/5
When: Saturday 18th January 2020, Kick-off 7:45 PM
Where: The Stadio San Paolo
On Saturday night, Napoli host Fiorentina at the Stadio San Paolo, as the home team looks to get their Serie A campaign back on track.
The home side’s recent Serie A has been poor, as the Azzurri have won just one of their last 11 outings in the Italian top-flight. To make matters worse, a 1-0 defeat at Lazio last time out in Serie A means that they have suffered defeats in three of their last four league matches.
Napoli’s recent matches in Serie A have been relatively high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four matches in the Italian top-flight. Both teams have also scored in six of their last seven Serie A outings.
The home sides recent form has seen them drop to 11th place in the Italian top-flight table, five points outside the European berths in Serie A.
Napoli’s recent home form in Serie A has been poor, as the team from Naples have failed to win in five matches on home soil, suffering three straight home defeats in the league.
One positive for the home team is that they have lost just one of the last 13 meetings with the visitors in all competitions.
The Viola are enduring another underwhelming campaign in the Italian top-flight. However, the team from Florence kicks off this encounter just three points behind the home side in the table.
The visitors recorded a 1-0 win over SPAL last time out that ended an eight-match winless run for Giuseppe Iachini team. The fact that the Viola has taken four points from their last two league games suggests that things are moving in the right direction for Fiorentina.
Fiorentina’s recent games have been relatively low-scoring in Serie A, as six of their last nine league matches have produced under 2.5 goals. However, both teams have scored in four of their last five outings in the Italian top-flight.
The visitors have struggled for away victories dating back to last season, winning just two of their last 15 matches on their travels in Serie A. More recently, the Viola have suffered defeats in three of their last four league matches on the road.
The fact that Fiorentina have kept just one clean sheet in 18 away games in the league has contributed to their recent poor away record.
Neither of these team’s head into this clash in great form. In reality, it could go either way. However, we are just siding with the home side in this clash, as Fiorentina are just so unconvincing on their travels. Napoli also have too much quality for their current slump to continue for too long.
We are also backing the over 2.5 goals, as Napoli usually scores on home soil, while Fiorentina struggles defensively on their travels.
Verdict: Back the home win at odds of 3/5 and or the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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Who will end their recent poor runs of form in this clash?