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Napoli meet guests Roma at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in the Serie A game on Sunday.
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Napoli, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-2 Serie A triumph against Salernitana.
In that game, SSC Napoli had 74% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. For SSC Napoli, the goals were scored by Giovanni Di Lorenzo (45') and Victor Osimhen (48'). Salernitana had 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Fixtures involving SSC Napoli have usually been entertaining ones lately with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six games, a grand total of 20 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 14 of them accredited to SSC Napoli. In any event, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend shall be maintained here in this game.
Their prior results show that SSC Napoli:
- have not lost a league tie with Roma in their last 6 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 12 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Roma go into this meeting following on from a 0-2 Serie A win over Spezia in their last fixture.
In that game, Roma managed 48% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For Roma, the scorers were Stephan El Shaarawy (45') and Tammy Abraham (49'). For their opponents, Spezia had 8 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
A succession of hard-working displays by the Roma defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their previous 6 outings combined. Over that same time, their forwards have scored 9.
Their past results show that Roma:
- have not emerged victorious against SSC Napoli when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 away league matches.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results going back to 05/07/2020 shows that these encounters have not been kind to Roma. They’ve not been able to come away with any wins at all while Napoli have just been stronger than them, winning in 67% of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for Partenopei and 2 being from i Giallorossi. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league fixture between the two was Serie A match day 11 on 23/10/2022 which ended up with the score at Roma 0-1 SSC Napoli.
In that match, Roma managed 40% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
At the other end, SSC Napoli got 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Victor Osimhen (80') scored.
The referee was Massimiliano Irrati.
Team News: Napoli
The Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever before this match thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Roma
Roma manager José Mourinho has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Ebrima Darboe (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) and Georginio Wijnaldum (Tibia Fracture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Zeki Celik, Eldor Shomurodov and William Bianda.
It looks to us that SSC Napoli certainly have the ability to score at least once when they line up against Roma, who may well struggle getting goals.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a 2-0 winning margin for SSC Napoli at the conclusion of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (54,726)
Captain: Giovanni Di Lorenzo
Chairman: Aurelio De Laurentiis
Manager: Luciano Spalletti
Competitions: Serie A position 1, Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Man: Victor Osimhen
Typically taking up the Striker position, Victor Osimhen was born in Lagos, Nigeria. After having made a senior debut playing for VfL Wolfsburg in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has managed 13 league goals in the Serie A 2022 - 2023 campaign so far from a total of 15 appearances.