Our football match prediction:
Stadio San Paolo will host Saturday’s football game between Napoli and Fiorentina. The Partenopei hammered Torino (5-0) at the weekend and thanks to the triumph they stayed in the race for the title. The Neapolitans have been impressive in front of goal of late and they are likely to give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. It has to be noted that Napoli are after their third consecutive win at home in the national championship. The Viola, on the other hand, recorded a 3-2 victory over Lazio in their last league fixture and they are only one point behind Milan, who are sitting in the Europa League berth. Paulo Sousa’s men, though, face an uphill task in Saturday’s game against Napoli and they are unlikely to shock the high-flying Neapolitans at Stadio San Paolo. Dries Mertens is enjoying a season to remember and we predict that he will prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Mertens):
Dries Mertens is a Belgian football player born on the 6th of May 1987 in Leuven. Mertens started his football career in the youth of RSC Anderlecht and AA Gent. In season 2005/2006 he made his debut for the first team of AA Gent. After playing for AGOVV, FC Utrecht and PSV Mertens got transferred to Napoli for approximately 9.5 million euro. Mertens made his debut for the Belgian national team in October 2010 and played over 40 games for the national team already. Mertens played during World Cup 2014 and EURO 2016 for Belgium.Mertens is a right attacking midfielder, which can play as a forward as well. Mertens is known for being a very small fast player, which has the ability to get past several defenders and deliver a cross to his team mates. In his career Mertens didn’t win any big prizes yet. The biggest achievements of Mertens are winning the Dutch national cup with PSV in 2011/2012, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa in 2014 with Napoli.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accomodate 47282 suppoters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in clubchistory.One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the Euopean Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice.Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.