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AS Roma vs Napoli Match Preview

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AS Roma would host underperforming title challengers SS Napoli in this game with the home side looking to continue their recent fine run of form.

Roma thrashed Udinese 0-4 away from home in their last league. It was a performance so good that Chris Smalling scored for the visitors, in all fairness though, Udinese is not at the same level as Napoli at the moment.

Napoli on their part, have struggled for form recently and Carlo Ancelotti’s men who are supposed to be challenging for the title find themselves 6th on the league table ahead of their visit to this in-form Roma side.

Roma have won their last 2 league games while Napoli have drawn theirs against SPAL and Atalanta, the latter a 2-2 draw at home

Team News

Roma has several injury absentees for this clash. Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Nikola Kalinic, Davide Zappacosta, Juan Jesus, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are all injured while Federico Fazio is suspended for this game.

Napoli would be without the services of Faouzi Ghoulam and Kevin Malcuit for this game.

Head to Head records

Roma has the better h2h records in the games involving these sides. The capital city club has 14 games and lost 9 of the 30 times they have both come up against each other.

The home side hasn’t found much joy in the recent h2h clashes between these sides as the last 6 clashes between these teams have seen the away side take all the points on 5 occasions.

Napoli did go unbeaten against Roma last season after drawing 1-1 at home and beating the Romans 1-4 in Rome earlier this year.

Team form

Both of these sides are in fine form with just one point separating them from each other ahead of this game.

Roma’s 0-4 win at Udinese means they are unbeaten in their last 7 games across all competitions and have won their last 2 league games.

AS Roma last 5 matches in all competitions; WWDDD

Napoli are also unbeaten in their last 7 games in all competitions and have won 2 of their last 5.

Napoli last 5 matches in all competitions; DDWWD

Betting Preview

AS Roma seem to have found some consistency under their new manager who joined them over the summer. They have been scoring the goals as well and have scored in all but one of their last 7 games.

SS Napoli have been held back by inconsistency but they remain one of the league’s top sides and would be looking to get back to winning ways here.

Napoli also have goals in them with 7 goals scored in their last 3 games. They have also scored every single time in the last 4 times they have visited Roma.

Dries Mertens has scored in 4 of the last 5 h2h between these sides and looks a get bet for anytime scorer.

With both of this team scoring goals and failing to shut out opponents, Both Teams to Score and a 2-2 entertaining draw could be on the cards here and is an appealing bet for this game as well.

Suggested Bets:

Both Teams to Score (YES) @ 8/15

AS Roma 2-2 SS Napoli  @ 12/1

Dries Mertens anytime scorer @ 15/8

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