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Napoli take on away team Roma at Stadio San Paolo in this Serie A meeting on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Napoli v Roma can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Napoli won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-0 Serie A defeat last time out to Atalanta.
In that game, SSC Napoli had 54% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Atalanta had 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Mario Pašalić (47') and Robin Gosens (56') scored for Atalanta.
In their prior six fixtures, Gennaro Gattuso's SSC Napoli have managed to score a combined total of 8 times resulting in an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Ahead of this meeting, Napoli have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Udinese in Serie A action, Roma and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Roma had 54% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Udinese got 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Kevin Lasagna (12') and Ilija Nestorovski (78') scored for Udinese.
Showing their involvement in high-scoring matches, goals have been scored 20 times in the previous six games in which Roma have taken to the field, giving an average of 3.33 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have managed 9 of those goals.
Ahead of this meeting, Roma remain undefeated by SSC Napoli in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 04/03/2017 tells us that Napoli have won 3 of these and Roma 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
In all, 20 goals were scored between them in these games, with 11 for Partenopei and 9 netted by i Giallorossi. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league meeting between the two was Serie A match day 11 on 02/11/2019 when the final score was Roma 2-1 SSC Napoli.
In that match, Roma managed 43% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorers were Nicolò Zaniolo (19') and Jordan Veretout (55').
At the other end, SSC Napoli had 16 shots at goal with 4 on target. Arkadiusz Milik (72') was the scorer.
The referee was Gianluca Rocchi.
Team News: Napoli
There’s just one fitness concern for the Napoli gaffer Gennaro Gattuso to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Allan (Muscle Fatigue) won’t play.
Team News: Roma
Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has not got a full squad to pick from. Nicolò Zaniolo (Fitness) and Pau López (Broken wrist) are not ready for selection. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Lorenzo Pellegrini and Jordan Veretout.
Our thinking is that Roma will need to put in a solid display to get anything against this Napoli team who we reckon should score one, at least.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 1-0 winning margin for Napoli after 90 minutes.
There should be little in it.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo (60,240)
Captain: Lorenzo Insigne
Chairman: Aurelio De Laurentiis
Manager: Gennaro Gattuso
Competitions: Serie A position 6, Coppa Italia (Final), Champions League (Last 16)
🔑 Star Man: Dries Mertens
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Dries Mertens was born in Leuven, Belgium. After having played his first senior match for AGOVV Apeldoorn in the 2006 - 2007 season, the talented Forward has hit 7 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 season so far coming from a total of 23 appearances.