Napoli vs Fiorentina: prediction for the Coppa Italia match
Napoli won the last 3 games against Fiorentina. Can the Violets end this streak on January 13? Who is the favourite in this match? You can find our answers in the article below.
Napolilooked very powerful at the start of the season and were the leaders of Serie A for quite a while, but in winter Luciano Spalletti's charges lost the first line to Inter Milan. Currently, the Neapolitans are 3rd in the standings with a 43 points to their name. Napoli are 6 points behind the Nerazzurri, but the reigning champions have a game in hand.
The 4th Atalanta also have a game in hand and just two points fewer than Napoli, so they easily can overtake the Neapolitans. In the last two rounds of games, the hosts recorded a 1:1 draw with Juventus and got a narrow win over Sampdoria (1:0).
Fiorentina had a slow start to the season, but they have gradually improved their performance and strengthened their standings. Currently, the Violets are in the 6th position in the standings with a good shot at making the Champions League zone, but the competition is very intense: Roma and Lazio are behind the Violets only on goal difference.
Vincenzo Italiano's charges have suffered a slight dip in form in recent matches. In the 18th round of Serie A games, Fiorentina tied with Sassuolo (2:2), and after that, they shared points with Verona (1:1). In the last game, the Violets suffered a crushing defeat to Torino (0:4).
This score was recorded in 2 of the last 5 home games of Napoli.
Fiorentina conceded goals in each half in 2 of their last 3 away games.
In 5 of Fiorentina's last 6 games, this bet played.
Napoli had serious problems with the lineup in their last games, but they still managed to chalk up 4 points in the matches against Juventus and Sampdoria. The hosts are delivering quality football and will be looking to advance to the next round of the Italian Cup. Fiorentina, on the other hand, lack consistency and are unlikely to put up a fight.
Our prediction - Napoli to win
Napoli are the favourites in this fixture. They have superior quality and have looked more interesting in recent games. However, we do not expect a crushing victory of the hosts - they still are missing some of their key players, and Fiorentina are not an easy team to play against.
Second wager - Napoli to win by 1 goal