18:45 GMT 20 May 2017
An end of season match-up between a side who have secured their final position and a side that have still got it all to play for. Napoli have been fantastic all season and have secured 3rd spot and a place in next season’s Champions League while Fiorentina are 1 point away from Europa League qualification. A win for the visitors and an AC Milan draw or loss would see Fiorentina sneak into 6th place, giving them the advantage going into the final game of the season.
Napoli have dominated this fixture recently and Fiorentina haven’t beaten them in their last 5 league attempts. However, it ended all square back in December as Manolo Gabbiadini’s 94th minute penalty meant the game finished 3-3.
Mathematically Napoli can still win the league if Roma and Juventus both slip up in their final league games but with 5 points between themselves and Juventus, it would take a miracle for Napoli to take the Scudetto especially as Juve are facing relegation candidates, Crotone, this weekend. They’re only 1 point behind Roma so they could still take 2nd place. Without any injuries or suspensions, Napoli have a great chance of taking all 3 points in their final home game of the season. Latest matches: SSC Napoli
Latest matches: SSC Napoli
With just 1 point separating Fiorentina and AC Milan, a win over Napoli would put the pressure massively on AC Milan. But a win over Napoli will be a very tough task for the visitors especially as Napoli are scoring goals at will against all of their opponents. Fiorentina are missing 3 very important players for the clash which won’t help their chances of victory. Milan Badelj (injury) as well as Borja Valero and Davide Astori (suspensions) are all unavailable for selection.
Latest matches: AC Fiorentina
|13.05.2017||Seri||AC Fiorentina||Lazio Roma||3:2||W|
|07.05.2017||Seri||US Sassuolo||AC Fiorentina||2:2||D|
|30.04.2017||Seri||US Palermo||AC Fiorentina||2:0||L|
|22.04.2017||Seri||AC Fiorentina||Inter Milan||5:4||W|
|15.04.2017||Seri||AC Fiorentina||FC Empoli||1:2||L|
Napoli should have no problem picking up all 3 points against Fiorentina and potentially ending the visitors’ hopes of European football next season. A win for the hosts could see them close the gap on the teams above and even give them a slight hope of winning the title on the final day of the season. A win for Napoli is expected and they’ll be expected to score a few goals but their leaky defence means they’ll probably struggle to keep a clean sheet.
20 May 2017 - 18:45 GMT
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