Napoli vs Fiorentina 03/23/2014 Free Serie A Soccer Pick and Preview
Sunday 23rd March 17:30(GMT)
The Line: Napoli 17/20 Draw 5/2 Fiorentina 16/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Uk, Bein Sport
Napoli went out of the Europa League on Thursday night when they drew 2-2 with Porto. Napoli led early and looked like they were going through only to concede twice in the second half. Rafa Benitez did not put oout his strongest side for the game and its obvious that Benitez main target is the Champions League qualification. With an attacking side with the quality of Higuain, Hamsik and Callejon to go alongside Mertens and Pandev Benitez hasput together a good team that should finish in the top three but tomorrow's game with Fiorentina is a real six pointer. Napoli have a terrific homerecord this season, only losing one game all season there.
Fiorentina will travel to Napoli knowing that their slight hopes of a Champions League spot are reliant on beating Napoli tomorrow, currently ten points behind with ten games to go if Fiorentina dont get a win tomorrow I think their chase forChampions LEague football is done. The return to fitness of Mario Gomes and the January addition of Matri has added depth but the goals havenot been flowing as well as when top striker Guiseppi Rossi was present. Rossi is recovering from a knee injury and it is evident that Fiorentina still miss his talents up front, although Gomez when fit and match sharp should be able to cover the absence.
Two good teams going head to head here, I think Napoli will be more cautious that Fiorentina as a draw for Napoli would not be the worst decision. I'm going to take the draw at halftime. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo