Ancelotti guarantees goals
Napoli v Sampdoria
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Napoli’s approach to their opening two games of the campaign indicates that there’ll be goals at the San Paolo as well this weekend, as Carlo Ancelotti’s team look to recover instantly from that heartbreak against Juventus.
There are injury issues in forward areas for Napoli, with Arek Milik and Lorenzo Insigne doubtful, but Ancelotti still has an abundance of attacking talent on which to rely, with Fernando Llorente a sensible deadline day signing.
Both of Napoli’s games so far have featured seven goals, and when you factor in the frailty of a Sampdoria side that has conceded seven in their opening two, and yet which will continue to play in Eusebio Di Francesco’s open style, I can only see more goals here, and ultimately a powerful display by the home side.
Fireworks in Florence
Fiorentina v Juventus
The Serie A weekend starts at the unusual time of 2pm UK on Saturday afternoon, as Juventus are given as long as the schedule allows to prepare for next week’s Champions League trip to Atlético Madrid.
On the form that we’ve seen so far this season, Juve might be struggling to extricate themselves from a Group that also contains Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow, but there’s time for the Champions to improve, and that may well start in Florence.
Juve have won both of their opening Serie A games, but were pushed to the limit by Napoli last time,