Tip Napoli - Fiorentina
Napoli go into the weekend in fifth place in Serie A with six points from their first three league games. That's three points behind the leaders and defending champions Juventus who have a 100% record from their first trio of league games. This weekend Napoli host the only other team in the league with a 100% record and that's Fiorentina who have only played two games to date. Napoli kicked off their season with an impressive 2-1 win away at Lazio and then had an incredible 3-2 home win over AC Milan after trailing 2-0 in the first half. Their unbeaten record went with a 3-0 away defeat at Sampdoria. Napoli have only lost two of their last 25 home league games and one of those was against Juventus and have won their last four home league games against Fiorentina beating them 4-1 last season.
Fiorentina haven't won an away league game at Napoli since 2010. They have made the best possible start to this season with two straight wins scoring seven goals and conceding just once and start the weekend in third place.Their season began with a 6-1 home thrashing of Chievo with two goals from Benassi. Chievo are currently bottom of the table with one point from three games. Fiorentina's other league win was a 1-0 home win over Udinese with Benassi again on target scoring the winner in the 73rd minute. That's two wins at home and we now get the chance to see what they are like on their travels and they ended last season wih two defeats in their last three away matches including losing 5-1 at AC Milan. Go for Napoli to get the home win in this match.
Key points Napoli - Fiorentina
Napoli have only lost two of their last 25 home league games.
Fiorentina haven't won an away league game at Napoli since 2010.
Napoli have won their last four home league games against Fiorentina beating them 4-1 last season.
Fiorentina have lost two of their last three away league games.
Conclusion Napoli - Fiorentina
Napoli suffered a shock defeat at Sampdoria in their last game and need to get back on track if they want to keep in striking distance of Juventus. They have a strong home record with four straight wins over their opponents in this game. Fiorentina are above them in the table going into this game with a 100% record from two matches. However, both of those wins have come at home, one against the team currently bottom of the table and lost seven away league games last season including two of the last three. Go for Napoli to get the home win here.
Napoli Fiorentina Prediction published on September 12, 2018