Fiorentina vs NapoliSerie A, KO: 17:00 Oct 3, 2021, Stadio Artemio Franchi
Napoli will put their 100% Serie A record on the line when they travel to the Stadio Artemio Franchi to face in-form Fiorentina. The league leaders are likely to face a stern test from their hosts but will still fancy their chances of coming out on top.
Fiorentina earned a 1-0 victory away at Udinese last time out in Serie A. Dusan Vlahovic’s first half penalty proved to be the difference as La Viola held on for the win and their first clean sheet of the season.
Manager Vincenzo Italiano has got Fiorentina firing again after struggling in recent seasons. They have won four of their opening six matches and are currently in the mix for a continental spot.
Fiorentina seem to still struggle against the big teams with their two defeats this season coming against Roma and Inter Milan. Their last fixture at the Stadio Artemio Franchi was a 3-1 defeat to the champions.
Napoli were finally beaten for the first time this season as they lost 3-2 against Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Europa League. They took an early lead through Eljif Elmas but conceded three goals before Victor Osimhen pulled one back deep into added time.
Manager Luciano Spalletti’s men have a perfect record in Serie A after six matches and are two points clear at the top of the table.
Napoli have impressed going forward this season with two or more goals in each of their six matches.
How the bookies view it
Napoli head into Sunday’s clash as favourites among the bookies with SBK offering 42/41 for an away win. A victory for Fiorentina is priced at 16/5 with William Hill while a draw is valued at odds of 13/5 with Unibet.
Recent head to head
Napoli have the upper hand in recent matches against Fiorentina and are unbeaten in five of the last six meetings. They did the double over La Viola last season with the clash at the Stadio Artemio Franchi ending 2-0.
Players to watch
Dusan Vlahovic has four goals for Fiorentina this season and will be the one to watch on Sunday. The Serbian striker scored the winner last time out against Udinese and is priced at 11/5 to find the net with Betfred.
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been excellent in front of goal this season and has now scored seven goals in his last four matches across all competitions. Four of those goals have come in Serie A and he could be worth a punt to score anytime at 15/11 with SBK.
Anything else catch the eye?
Fiorentina and Napoli have plenty of quality in attack and both teams can be backed to score at 20/27 with MansionBet. There have been over 3.5 goals in Napoli’s last two away matches and a repeat could be considered at 2/1 with BetVictor.
This Serie A match between Fiorentina and Napoli will be played on Oct 3, 2021 and kick off at 17:00. Check below for our tipsters best Fiorentina vs Napoli prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.