Fiorentina v Napoli Preview

May 2, 2014 | By

Coral Free BetsCoppa Italia action Saturday Night comes from the Stadio Olimpico and features Fiorentina versus Napoli.

View our Betting Preview, Team News, Head to Head Statistics, Tips, Picks, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 20:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Fiorentina v Napoli Preview, Coppa Italia Cup Final, Saturday 3rd May 2014

Although the Serie A League is almost over I cant see Fiorentina stealing 3rd place from Napoli. It would require Napoli to lose all of their remaining games which may not be impossible but I highly see it as unlikely given their form all season. Fiorentina have beaten Napoli twice this season already so if they did end up on level points would take 3rd place on the new ruling brought in this year. Fiorentina have a reasonable easy running to finish the league so will be hoping Napoli fail under the pressure so they can take that Champions League final spot.

Napoli have dropped form slightly in the last two weeks with two bore draws away from home to Udinese and Inter Milan. They need just one more point to secure the 3rd place Champions League spot which they could easily get against Sampdoria or Cagliari who they play next week at home. They finish the season against mid table Hellas Verona and I can only imagine Napoli would be highly disappointed to lose any points against their remaining three opponents. As for Saturdays game Napoli should be slightly worried seeing as their challengers have beaten them twice already this season in the league, and could quite easily do so once more in the Coppa Italia if they are not on their best of form.

Fiorentina v Napoli Team News

Fiorentina Team News:

Brazilian goalkeeper Neto have played in a majority of the Fiorentina’s games this season with only a few games in Europe that he has missed. The 24 year old will no doubt be starting once more this Saturday as he looks to pick up his only trophy of the season. Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is the clubs top scorer this season and has grabbed himself 15 goals in all competitions.

Napoli Team News:

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been preferred by his old boss Rafael Benitez this season and will more likely than not start once more Saturday evening. Reina is hoping to make the move permanent as he no longer sees himself as needed at Liverpool with their new signing. Higuain is Napoli’s lead goalscorer this year with 24 goals in all competitions. While strike partner Jose Callejon has netted 18 times all together.

Fiorentina v Napoli Head to Head Statistics

In regards to the last 5 head to head encounters we see Napoli win the challenge here with 3 wins, a draw and a loss. In total though these two sides have met 26 times with Fiorentina winning 11 of these encounters to Napoli’s 8. We also have a total of 7 draws although that wont come into account on Saturday as either team will walk away a winner with extra time and penalties on off if the game does end a stalemate.

23/03/14 SEA Napoli – Fiorentina 0 : 1
30/10/13 SEA Fiorentina – Napoli 1 : 2
20/01/13 SEA FiorentinaNapoli 1 : 1
02/09/12 SEA Napoli – Fiorentina
2 : 1
17/02/12 SEA Fiorentina – Napoli 0 : 3

Average Goals Per Game?

In the 26 games played in total we have seen 68 goals scored which is giving us an average of 2.6 goals per game, and by looking at the above head to head table that statistics is reasonable accurate with three of the results ending as such. Hopefully the Coppa Italia final has plenty of goals on offer on Saturday night and brings with it the excitement we all are expecting to see.

Fiorentina v Napoli (Last 5 Games – Left to Right)

Fiorentina: D W W L W

Napoli: W L W D D

Fiorentina seem to be coming into this match in better form than Napoli even though they did lose to Roma the week before at home. With the extra win than Napoli and their loss being to 2nd place Roma you cant help but give them the upper hand here.

Fiorentina v Napoli Match Betting Odds Market.

Fiorentina have beaten Napoli twice this season already and for some reason the bookmakers don’t fancy them to do the treble. The best odds by the bookmakers can be found here @ 23/10 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

The Draw could be a good option for the end of 90 minutes, although one way or another we will have a winner after extra time then penalties. The bookmakers best odds can be seen here @ 12/5 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

Napoli as it stands are seen as favourites for the win on Saturday, which is surprising really being as they they have already lost to their opponents twice this season in the league. The bookies are setting the best odds up here @ 6/5 with Bet365 – £200 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

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Fiorentina v Napoli Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Saturday Night Italian action on Sky Sports this weekend has some exciting games on offer which I am sure you will agree, the one I am focusing on however is the Coppa Italia where Fiorentina play Napoli once more in a test of wits. Fiorentina as we know have already beaten Napoli twice this season in the league and could be set to make it a treble although the bookmakers are favoring Napoli this time round.

Both clubs have had a great season this year with Napoli finishing third, unless they decide to lose the rest of their games. While Fiorentina are currently in 4th and need a further two wins to stay there with pressure from Inter Milan forever growing. If Napoli do lose all their remaining games and Fiorentina win there’s then Fiorentina will be looking to book their place in the Champions League next season at the expense of Saturday opponents.

My predictions for this game will go either way here, this is purely based off the fact that Fiorentina have already beaten Napoli twice this season. On the other hand I will also back Napoli to grab their first win over Fiorentina this season as surely they are in the form to do so. So my first will be for both teams to score and Fiorentina to win with the other seeing Napoli to win and for there to be over 2.5 goals scored on the night.

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