A fiercely fought contest is expected at Stadio Olimpico when Roma host Napoli on Monday afternoon.
Napoli are second in the Italian Serie A and are separated by 5 points from the third placed Roma. Both teams have no chance of having a shot at the title, it will be all about securing Champions League spots.
The host Roma are in 3rd position in the Italian Serie A with 68 points, they are 5 points adrift the visitors in the 2nd place, they are hoping for a home win to close the gap to 2 points.
Napoli will be coming into this game on the back of a huge victory and high spirit after beating Bologna 6-0 on Tuesday. They will be looking forward to another victory and extend the gap between them and their Roman opponents
Roma are on a 13 match unbeaten run in Serie A, with 10 wins and 3 draws. All of the 3 draws have come inside their last 5 matches.
Roma’s overall form at home this season is excellent and they have lost just once in 16 games so far. Their only loss this season came against Atalanta on November 2015 and since then they are yet to lose in 10 games at Stadio Olimpico.
Napoli lost twice inside their last 4 games in the league, but lost just 5 from 34 matches so far this season. They are coming on a back of a 6-0 win over Bologna Tuesday after fielding a heavily rotated squad.
Napoli have lost their last two away matches in the league and have tasted win just once from their last 5. Their away record in last 5 matches read, 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses.
Roma are the highest scoring team in Serie A with 73 goals. They have scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 13 Serie A games.
Roma: Team News
Luciano Spalletti has the luxury of a fully fit squad at his disposal, with no players injured or suspended.
They are likely to go with the same starting eleven as in the previous match, which means club legend Francesco Totti has to satisfy with a place in the bench despite scoring three goals in the last three matches.
Roma: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Digne, Rudiger, Manolas, Florenzi
Pjanic, Keita, Nainggolan
Perotti, Salah, El-Shaaraway
Napoli: Team News
Just like their opponents, Napoli have no missing players, Gonzalo Higuain is back and available.
Napoli: predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam
Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik
Callejon, Higuain, Insigne
Roma vs Napoli: Head-To-Head stats
Roma seem to be Superior to Napoli when Head to Head stats are being compared, they have won a double portion of Napoli’s win, they have won 16 times against Napoli while Napoli have won 8 times.
- Roma have won their last 4 home games against Napoli.
- Napoli have kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 5 games against Roma.
- Roma have lost only 2 games at home against Napoli, they have won 10 times at home against Napoli.
Roma vs Napoli: Prediction
Both team are in great deal of form, but looking at Roma’s current form and their lethal finishing coupled with their domination in home games I think it will be safer to pitch your tent with Roma.
Considering Roma’s current scoring form and giving that they are the highest scoring team in Serie A this Season and Napoli are 2nd in the chart with just a goal behind them, I expect the game to record above two goals
Best bets: Over 2.5 goals. Roma win or draw
Risky bet: Roma win
Big money Bet: Roma win both halves