|Nikola Milenković #4||Alex Meret #1|
|Germán Pezzella #20||Kalidou Koulibaly #26|
|Pol Lirola #21||Mário Rui #6|
|Erick Pulgar #78||José Callejón #7|
|Federico Chiesa #25||Allan #5|
|Bartłomiej Drągowski #69||Fabián Ruiz #8|
|Milan Badelj #5||Piotr Zieliński #20|
|Riccardo Sottil #11||Dries Mertens #14|
|Lorenzo Venuti #23||Lorenzo Insigne #24|
|Gaetano Castrovilli #8||Giovanni Di Lorenzo #22|
|Dušan Vlahović #28||Konstantinos Manolas #44|
|2019-02-09||Serie A||Fiorentina : Napoli||0 : 0|
|2018-09-15||Serie A||Napoli : Fiorentina||1 : 0|
|2018-04-29||Serie A||Fiorentina : Napoli||3 : 0|
|2017-12-10||Serie A||Napoli : Fiorentina||0 : 0|
|2017-05-20||Serie A||Napoli : Fiorentina||4 : 1|
At the opening round of Italy’s Serie A, two great teams will face each other, Fiorentina vs Napoli, at Stadio Artemio Franchi, in Florence. After two absolutely different seasons, these teams will play again for every point to reach new heights. Since this is the first match in the new season after the summer in Serie A, for both should be difficult to show their best for, especially playing against such opponents.
During the last 2 seasons, teams have the same amount of wins. Fiorentina won the game at home ground and drawn the match at Stadio San Paolo in 2017/18. However, in 2018/19 season, Napoli won at home and drawn the match at Stadio Artemio Franchi. In any case, the team from Napoli played much better last year, and at some point, it seemed that the team from Naples would finally become champions of Serie A, but this did not happen. Read our thought here below about Fiorentina vs Napoli match here below.
Fiorentina finished at 16th position in Serie A last season. That was the worst result since 2004/05 season as they took that time 17th place. The Lilies won at home last season only 5 games out of 19. They lost 13 games and drawn 17, more than any other team in Serie A. Since February, they failed to win all matches in Serie A and they were lucky that they did not take a place in the relegation zone.
During the summer transfer window, many players came back from loan to Fiorentina. The biggest signings of the offseason are Kevin-Prince Boateng, legend Frank Ribery and Erick Pulgar from Bologna. These can make a big difference in teams game and should become great motivators for young and inexperienced players. It will be interesting to see how these players add a new style of play to the team. Moreover, the coach returned to the team, who worked several years ago and achieved not bad results – Vincenzo Montella. 45 years old Head coach likes to play 4-2-3-1, what perfectly fits Ribery and Boateng. We hope that this team will be more successful in the upcoming season.
Last season Napoli were one step behind taking the chance of becoming champions of Serie A. Finally, they took second place and failed second time in a row to be 1st in Italy. Moreover, this talented team played in the UEFA Champions League, where took 3rd place with the same amount as Liverpool in the group stage, and were relegated to UEFA Europa League. In the quarter-final they met Arsenal and lost in aggregate 0:3 after two matches, failing even to score.
Napoli during summer transfer window brought several new players mostly to defensive positions. Most valuable players become Konstantino Manolas from Roma for 36m € and Alex Meret, the goalkeeper from Udinese for 22m €. From Fenerbahche they took very talented 19 years old Macedonian as a perspective central midfielder and game creator. This year team from Naples coming to the arena with new strengths, however, their constant rivals are also much stronger and experienced.
Article image is taken from twitter.com/acffiorentina