Looking for AS Roma vs Napoli prediction and betting tips? You better be, because games between these two Serie A teams are never easy to predict. You need as much information as possible in order to choose the right betting tips for the Sunday’s clash. So, who’s gonna win the battle of the Stadio Olimpico? Let’s find out!
The international break came at the right moment for AS Roma, who were in a real crisis. Their former manager Eusebio Di Francesco got sacked after being knocked out by Porto in the Champions League and after losing the Rome Derby to Roma’s arch-rivals Lazio.
After Eusebio’s departure, legendary Italian manager Claudio Ranieri has appointed the job, but even his tenure hasn’t helped much. They did win against Empoli in the first match with Ranieri in charge, but just before going on the international break, Roma lost to SPAL, a team with big relegation worries.
Two weeks have passed since that defeat and it seems that Ranieri had enough time to analyze everything about his team and try to find a way to get them back into a winning form. And it’s essential for them to get back in a good form ASAP because there are several teams breathing by their necks.
Unless Roma start winning again, the chances are that they are gonna fail to qualify for one of two big European competitions. But, can they beat mighty Napoli? You will have to read this AS Roma vs Napoli prediction till the end to find out!
Unlike AS Roma, Napoli are almost guaranteed to feature in Europe next season. We’ll probably see them in the Champions League, because they’re currently at the 2nd spot on Serie A table, with 13 points more than AS Roma who are 5th (before the round 29). And considering that top 4 teams get to qualify for the Champions League, Napoli got nothing to worry about their European future.
But, this doesn’t mean they’re traveling to the Italian capital with zero motivation. Sure, winning this game isn’t essential, but they would love to beat one of their biggest rivals on the rival’s turf. And considering the current state AS Roma are in, something like that seems like a real possibility.
The problem is that Napoli have some problems with injuries. Still, this doesn’t mean that our AS Roma vs Napoli betting tips are gonna be in the favor of the host. The thing is that Napoli have a very long bench. The biggest injury blow is the absence of Lorenzo Insigne, but they do have decent enough backups. There are some players who are patiently waiting for their moment to shine.
AS Roma absentees:
- Daniele De Rossi (injury)
- Konstantinos Manolas (injury)
- Lorenzo Pellegrini (injury)
- Aleksandar Kolarov (doubtful)
- Javier Pastore (doubtful)
- Cengiz Under (doubtful)
- Raul Albiol (injury)
- Vlad Chiriches (injury)
- Lorenzo Insigne (injury)
- Fabian Ruiz (doubtful)
- Amadou Diawara (doubtful)
Olsen – Marcano, Fazio, Karsdorp, Jesus – Cristante, N’Zonzi, Kluivert, El Shaarawy – Schick, Dzeko
Ospina – Koulibaly, Maksimovic, Malcuit, Ghoulam – Allan, Zielinksi, Callejon, Younes – Mertens, Milik
AS Roma vs Napoli Prediction
Roma need points, Napoli not so much. Napoli are in a good form, Roma not so much. This means that we’re guaranteed to see a close game. In my opinion, a draw is the most likely outcome. But, maybe betting on the outcome is not the right solution. Instead, putting money on over 2.5 goals seems like a better choice.
AS Roma vs Napoli Betting Tips
- Draw @3.50 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.84 (1XBET)