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Serie A’s Saturday blockbuster clashes feature the match between AS Roma and Napoli with the Stadio Olimpico playing host to this vital clash. Roma pipped Napoli to the second position on the final day of the last season while it is the team from Naples that started this season with a bang. The visitors boast of a 100% start to their Serie A campaign and will look to continue that this weekend. Can Roma stop them?
AS Roma vs Napoli Match Preview
Roma started the season under new coach Eusebio Di Francesco with a loss to Inter Milan but bounced back with five straight wins. All those wins featured at least two goals from the Giallorossi. Netting 14 goals and allowing just two has got the team back on track. Having defeated AC Milan in the last round by 2-0 away from home, if the Capital side can overcome Napoli in this fixture, it would be a huge boost to their title hunt. For now, they stay sixth on the table with 15 points but a game on hand on everyone above them.
It is too early to talk of a Serie A title but there is silent optimism in Naples that this could be the season they finally break the hegemony of Juventus. What better way to give wings to those hopes than defeating one of the main rivals. Maurizio Sarri’s side have been incredibly confident in all the matches scoring 25 goals in seven matches and conceding just five. The Partenopei are led by Dries Mertens with the Belgian striker scoring seven goals so far.
AS Roma vs Napoli H2H
AS Roma vs Napoli fixture was played 36 times so far with Roma winning 18, Napoli winning nine and the rest nine ending in draws. Every season, they tend to share wins and even last season was the same. Last year, AS Roma vs Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico ended in a 2-1 win for the visitors with Mertens scoring both goals.
AS Roma vs Napoli Team News
Roma have some injury concerns as Patrick Schick is sure to miss the game. Midfielder Kevin Strootman and winger Stephan El Shaarawy remain doubts for this clash.
Napoli will be without Arkadiusz Milik although the Polish striker is not a certainty to be in the starting XI.
AS Roma vs Napoli Probable Line-ups
AS Roma: Alisson, Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, Nainggolan, Rossi, Gonalons, El Shaarawy, Dzeko, Perotti.
Napoli: Reina, Hysaj, Koulibaly, Albiol, Ghoulam, Jorginho, Allan, Hamsik, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.
AS Roma vs Napoli Predictions
This should be a high scoring affair because all of Roma’s home games have seen at least three goals. Napoli too have scored at least three goals in each of its seven Serie A encounters. Backing 2.5 goals from the match looks a very solid bet.
AS Roma vs Napoli Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 (Bet365)
Mertens has been in inspiring form for the visitors and has scored both the goals here last season. Back him to score a goal anytime in this AS Roma vs Napoli fixture.