Napoli vs. Fiorentina 1/17/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Napoli 10-1-5, Fiorentina 4-6-7

1/17/21 6:30 pm

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Napoli is hosting Fiorentina at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in round 16 in the Italian Serie A.

Napoli is now on a 2-game winning streak, while winning 3 of their last 4 games, but that loss was in Serie A against weak Spezia. With 31 points, 34 scored goals, and 16 conceded goals, Napoli is now in 6th place, and they are getting closer to the Champions League spot. In their latest Serie A game, Napoli was playing against Udinese on the road, and they were solid with 63% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a high 89% of the correct passes. With an early goal in the 15th minute and a late goal in the 90th minute, Napoli has deservedly won this match 1-2. Napoli is averaging over 2 scored goals per game, while they are averaging 1 conceded goal per game, and they are a good team overall this season. Insigne and Lozano are leading goalscorers for Napoli with 7 goals each, while Mertens added 6 assists. Osimhen, Malcuit, and Manolas are injured, while Di Lorenzo is suspended because of the yellow cards. Mertens is still questionable but could be ready for this game. The competition is incredibly strong this season in Serie A, but Napoli has the quality to end up in the top 4 if they can stay consistent.

Fiorentina has had a few blitzes of some good things, but they have been playing bad soccer throughout the entire season. Fiorentina has won only 2 of their last 10 games, and they have lost their Coppa Italia game to Inter earlier this week. In their last Serie A game, Fiorentina was hosting Cagliari, and they were the better team with 51% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a decent 83% of accurate passes. Fiorentina’s goalkeeper has saved a penalty kick in the 37th minute, while their offense was able to score a goal in the 72nd minute. Fiorentina has won this game 1-0. With these precious 3 points, Fiorentina has climbed the standings to 13th place, and they have given themselves some space from the relegation zone. Fiorentina isn’t a particularly good offensive team, and they have scored only 18 goals so far while conceding 23 goals. Vlahovic is Fiorentina’s leading goalscorer with 6 goals, while Biraghi has 4 assists. Ribery, Valero, and Pezella are still questionable for this game. Fiorentina was hoping for that Europa League spot, but then they sold their best player, and everything went down the drain. This will be yet another bellow average season for Fiorentina.

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Fiorentina has won only 1 game on the road this season, and they have had very little success against Napoli on the road. Napoli is the better team here, and in better form, and they are a big favorite in this game. Napoli must keep winning f they want to stay in the run for the Champions League spot, and I will take Napoli here.

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Goran’s Pick Napoli -1.5 +135

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