Roma vs. Napoli: Serie A – Match Preview

Juventus’ two biggest rivals for the Serie A title meet on Saturday as Roma host Napoli.

Both sides suffered two goal defeats in their Coppa Italia semi-final first leg’s during the week, losing to Lazio and Juventus respectively.

Roma eased to a 3-1 win away at Inter last weekend to remain second with an in-form Radja Nainggolan scoring twice.

Napoli were beaten at home by the division’s surprise package Atalanta last time out, with Mattia Caldara scoring both goals.

Serie A form: Roma W4 D0 L1; Napoli W3 D1 L1
Serie A top scorers
Roma – Edin Dzeko 19 goals
Napoli – Dries Mertens 16 goals

Match history
Roma won 3-1 away at Napoli earlier in the season, with Edin Dzeko scoring twice for the visitors.

Last five Serie A meetings
Napoli 1 Roma 3 – 15/10/16
Roma 1 Napoli 0 – 25/04/16
Napoli 0 Roma 0 – 13/12/15
Roma 1 Napoli 0 – 04/04/15
Napoli 2 Roma 0 – 01/11/14

Draw HT / Roma FT – 9/2 with William Hill

Team news
Roma are likely to name the same side that beat Inter on the weekend.

Dries Mertens is likely to lead the line, with the fit again Arkadiusz Milik set to return from the bench.

Expected starting XI’s
Roma (3-4-2-1): Szczesny; Rudiger, Fazio, Manolas; Peres, De Rossi, Strootman, Emerson; Nainggolan, Salah; Dzeko
Napoli (4-3-3): Reina; Hysaj, Koulibaly, Albiol, Ghoulam; Zielinski, Diawara, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne

Predictions

Result: Roma (23/20 with Betfair)

Correct Score: 2-0 (12/1 with William Hill)

Anytime Goalscorer: Mohamed Salah (7/4 with Betfair)

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