Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(69) 50 Goals 58 (72)
(17) 10 Assists 14 (19)
(6.8) 7.2 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.8)
28.8 Average Age 30.5
182 Average Height (cm) 183.8
(1.1) 1.4 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(50%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 52% (53%)
(1) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.9) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ahmed Hegazy Out 6.32
Giuseppe Rossi Out 5.94
David Pizarro Doubtful 7.41
Player Reason Status Rating
Juan Zuñiga Out 7.22

Team News

  • Pizarro is back after suspension and will play in the middle of the field unless he fails to overcome a minor injury.
  • Neto should be the goalkeepr once again despite his mistake for the third goal against Udinese last week.
  • Ljajic and Toni are battling for a starting place alongside Jovetic.
  • Napoli were this week cleared of all accusations, had their two points reinstated and will have Cannavaro and Grava back available.
  • It is not clear whether coach Mazzarri will field the captain since he has been out for a while.
  • Zuniga is injured, so Mazzarri will be forced to field new signing Armero, who will make his debut in Napoli colours.

Prediction

  • All the many preparations that Fiorentina made during the winter break were wiped out by a terrible start to 2013. Now Montella has to work to make his players focus on realistic goals like a Europa League spot, and he must work fast to prevent Milan, Roma and Udinese from overtaking.
  • Napoli are on a three-game winning streak and also obtained their points back in the appeal for their part in the betting scandal. The defensive problems are gone since Cannavaro and Grava are available again, and now morale in the city should be high.
  • The psychological condition of both teams suggests that Napoli should be the favourites, but Fiorentina always play patiently, never conceding too much to their opponents. Mazzarri has to prevent his players from getting complacent and losing focus.
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