Napoli – Fiorentina
Napoli welcomes Fiorentina in a match from the 37th round of the Italian Serie A.
This is a very important game for the home team because Napoli is still leading a battle with Roma for the 2nd place in the final standings. This position allows a direct qualification for the Champions League, without the need to participate in playoffs.
Right now Roma has one point advantage in front of Napoli, so the Azzurri must hope that Roma will make a wrong step in the final two rounds of the league. But in same time Napoli should be flawless until the end.
Their fist step in that direction is the home game against Fiorentina. Fiorentina is currently 7th in the standing, but they still have a lot to play for. They are on just one point behind the 6th Milan, so they still have a chance to overtake the Rossoneri and qualify for Europa League. But just like Napoli, they can’t allow themselves to make mistakes until the end.
How you could see, both teams have reasons to be motivated and try to win this game.
Napoli’s manager Maurizio Sarri will be without the services of Allan Marques Loureiro, who is still recovering from an injury. Everybody else in the squad is healthy, which is great news for the manager.
As for Fiorentina, the away team will be without the suspended aces Davide Astori and Borja Valero. This is a big problem for the manager Paulo Sousa, as they are two important players in his squad. He’ll be also without the services of Milan Badelj, who is still recovering from his latest injury.
We should expect a good and interesting game at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples. Both teams have a lot to play for, so we should expect to see a thrilling match. Let’s hope for that!