Napoli vs Roma Predictions and Betting : This Sunday bulk of play takes place in Italian Serie A, among all the games, all eyes will be on clash between Napoli and Roma. The two teams will meet each other at San Paolo Stadium. This will be the 9th match of this season for both the teams.
Roma is unbeaten in last five matches. They have won 4 while drew on one occasion. They are currently placed at number 3 position in Serie A 2020 points table. Napoli on the other hand are at 6th position with 5 wins and 3 losses.
Win in this match for Roma may push them to number one position in points table while win for Napoli may take them to 4th position. Roma is coming off a win in last match, they beat Parma by 3-0 goals while Napoli lost to Milan in their last Serie A game.
Sunday's clash between Roma and Napoli will be live streamed from Napoli and Roma from 19:45 GMT.
Napoli vs Roma Predictions and Betting Tips
Roma vs Napoli Prediction and Betting : Serie A 2020 Form
Roma started off their Serie A campaign with a defeat. In very first match Verona beat them by 3-0 goal difference. They went on to draw their very next game against 10-men Juventus.
After beating Udinese in 3rd game of Serie A, they thrashed Benevento by 5-2 goals. Edin Dzeko found the nets twice in this match. Against Inter Milan with the help of last minute goal by Marash Kumbulla, they were able to avoid a defeat after being 3-2 down.
In last three matches they beat Fiorentina, Roma and Parma. They have been able to score at an average of 2.5 goals per match in last 3 of their Serie A games.
This season they have forwarded 19 goals while have conceded a total of 11 goals.
Napoli too have had a very good run this Serie A season. Of 8 matches that they played they have won 5 and conceded defeat in 3 matches.
They started off with a 2-0 win over the Parma and hammered 6 goals to Genoa in very next match. However, in 3rd game of the season, Juventus thrashed them by 3-0 goals.
They recovered in their next game when they beat Atalanta by 4-1 goals. Hirving Lazano scored once again for Napoli. In next 4 matches, they won 2 and lost 2. Their loss includes defeats at the hands of No 1 and 2 placed teams in Serie A table as of now. First Sassuolo beat them by 2-0 goals and in last match playing with 10-men, Milan hammered 3 goals.
In all Napoli at present has 14 points. They have found nets 16 times this season while have conceded 10 goals.
Napoli vs Roma Predictions and Betting : H2H
Head to head stats between Napoli and Roma suggests that Roma has had an upper hand over Napoli.
The two teams have so far played 32 matches. Napoli won 10 direct matches while Roma won 15 matches. 7 matches ended in a draw.
In last five clashes between the two teams, Napoli won 2 while Roma also won 2. One match between them ended in draw.
The last time these two team met was in July 2020. Napoli beat Roma by 2-1 goals.
Roma vs Napoli Prediction and Betting : Offensive and Defensive Stats
The Napoli will probably field a 4-2-3-1 that gives them a proper spread in terms of defense, possession and attack. The Roma might stick to their default formation of 4-2-3-1 that has got them wins in the recent games.
The attack of Napoli is actually led by their lead scorer Dries Mertens even though Osimhen is the striker. The Belgium forward has scored 3 goals and assisted thrice with 2.1 shots on target and a 80% pass completion.
Victor Osimhen has played 6 matches this season and has 2 goals to his name. He has a beautiful finishing touch and is great in aerial duels with 3.5 shots and 2.5 key passes per game.
Lorenzo Insigne will accompany him in the frontline who scored twice this season. He is someone who creates ample opportunities but is cited for inconsistencies. He has 2 goals along with 83% pass accuracy.
Looking at Roma, the return of Edin Dzeko has changed fortunes for the team with the prime striker missing out in the initial games. He has scored at an average of 0.6 goals per match, 1.4 key passes and 71% pass success.
Edin Dzeko will be assisted by Pedro and Carles Perez. Pedro and Perez are expected to create more chances as the wingers. Pedro has scored thrice this season while Perez has found nets 1.
In mid filed, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Henrikh Mkhitarayan and Bryan Cristante have been great support Roma's strikers.
Henrikh Mkhitarayan is a pretty important candidate in this line up who can provide you with key passes as well has a wonderful finishing touch. He enjoys 2.7 shots per game and has score 5 goals in the last 7 outings.
Napoli's midfield will be guarded by Fabian Luiz, Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas.
The Napoli backlines consist of center backs Koulibaly and Manolas along with Hysaj and Lorenzo who play at either extremes.
Koulibaly has been a lead player of this pack that helped them take a clean sheet in the last game. He has over 93% pass completion along with 2 tackles, 1 interception and 1.5 clears per game.
Kostas Manolas is one of the best players in aerial duels and controls the pace of the game pretty well. The Greece player has 100% pass success and wins at least 1 aerial per match along with 2 tackles per match.
It is important for someone like Hysaj to step up in high voltage game. He has quite missed crosses and is a loose tackler. He has 82% success in passes and 1.5 tackles per game.
The Roma’s defense has often been vulnerable to opposition’s attack with Ibanez, Cristante, Mancini and Spinazzola guarding the backline.
Bryan Cristante who is the center back will have to improve in the coming games but has 72.6% pass success, 0.8 tackle and 1.5 clears per game. The defender will have to take his game to the next level of he has to survive.
But the most impressed player was Leonardo Spinazzola who has 1.2 dribbles, 1.8 shot on target along with 1.2 dribbles and 1.8 clears per game so far. He is proving to be an asset and the management should make sure that he is taken care of.
Napoli vs Roma Predictions and Betting : Predicted Winner
Napoli and Roma go head to head at Stadio San Paolo in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Sunday’s program.
The football predictions and betting platform are expecting a very close game between the two Italian giants. Virtualbet24 gives Napoli a slight edge by giving 36% chances of win while for Roma the chances stands at 34%.
As per Footballpredictions.net, Napoli seems to have an edge in the game. They predict a comfortable 3-1 winning score for Napoli at full-time.
The odds of Napoli is placed at 2.20 and for Roma at 3.25 as of now at Betting Expert.