Fiorentina were struck by tragedy earlier in the season after the death of their captain Davide Astori. They went on an inspired run of six wins in a row, but their form has dropped off in recent weeks, losing their last two.
It’ll be a special atmosphere at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, as the visiting supporters will make plenty of noise. Even if Juventus were to win on Saturday, three points for Napoli keeps the pressure firmly on the league leaders going into the final three weeks of the campaign.
NEW YORK CITY VS. FC DALLAS
Sunday, April 29, 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Amid recent speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal to replace Wenger, New York boss Patrick Vieira will want to see his side continue their strong start to the campaign against FC Dallas.
The former Gunners midfielder has been doing a fine job in charge of NYCFC this term, as they’ve marched to the top of the Eastern Conference. However, a draw and a defeat in their last two outings are threatening to stunt the momentum built up by a brilliant start.
Sunday’s meeting with Dallas is unlikely to be straightforward either. Oscar Pareja’s side have won three and drawn three of their six MLS games so far, showcasing a real steel at the back. With just three goals conceded so far, they have comfortably the best defensive record in either conference.
New York will definitely put that robustness to the test, as they have some excellent attacking talent in the form of Maximiliano Moralez, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and, of course, David Villa. Still, Dallas will go there confident of soaking up pressure for long spells and snatching something away from home.