Despite predictions that Fiorentina would return to a 3-5-2, Vincenzo Montella has stuck with a 4-3-3, and one with a slightly unconventional midfield. With Alberto Aquilani, Borja Valero, and Marko Bakic, Fiorentina have a deep-lying playmaker and two box-to-box midfielders, leaving no true holding or defensive midfielder. While that leaves some vulnerability that Marek Hamsik can hopefully exploit, I can't help but think that there's going to be danger of the Inler-Jorginho pairing getting overwhelmed by the running of Valero and Bakic.
As far as Napoli's lineup goes, there's not much to say but holy crap I actually nailed a lineup prediction for once. Right down to Henrique Buss starting over Federico Fernandez, despite everyone's second-favorite Argentine probably being Napoli's best defender over the past two months. Rafa's got his favorites, though, and he does tend to shoehorn them in to lineups. Managers gonna manage, I guess.
Napoli: Reina; Reveillere, Henrique, Albiol, Ghoulam; Inler, Jorginho; Insigne, Hamsik, Callejòn; Higuain
Bench: Colombo, Doblas, Britos, Mesto, Fernandez, Behrami, Dzemaili, Bariti, Radosevic, Mertens, Pandev, Duvan
Fiorentina: Neto; Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Savic, Pasqual; Bakic, Aquilani, Borja Valero; Cuadrado, Gomez, Joaquin
Bench: Rosati, Lupatelli, Diakite, Compper, Mati Fernandez, Ambrosini, Wolski, Matos, Matri, Tomovic, Vargas, Ilicic
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