AS Roma – Napoli: 14th October 2017
With a conspicuously weak lot after Rudiger, Salah and Paredes left during the summer mercato, Rome continues to hold the flag under the command of Eusebio di Francesco. Former Sassuolo technician manages to impose his style in the capital of Italy, wearing “giallorossI” both to the top of the Serie A hierarchy and the UCL group. With five victories in sae matches and an overdue match (the one with Sampdoria), the Romans are in fifth place and promise a real hell to the current leader in Italy, Napoli, who has won the cause in the previous duel on “Olimpico” .
Stronger, more homogeneous and more glorious than ever, Napoli excels under the command of Maurizio Sarri. With victory on the Serie A convoy and making a flawless journey, Napoletans are currently enjoying a well-deserved first place in the Italian hierarchy. Having already scored 25 goals only in the championship and confirming his candidacy for the title this season, Azzurra can now be considered Juventus as a form and a game so that Rome will have a really difficult mission Saturday evenings, even in their own sanctuary.
In the last ten direct confrontations between the two bands, AS Roma imposed five times, Naples in four other rows, while a single duel ended in undecis;
The previous direct dispute took place in March this year, when Napoli was forced to “Olimpico”, score 2-1;
AS Roma (4-3-3): Alisson – Peres, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov – Pellegrini, De Rossi, Nainggolan – Florenzi, Dzeko, Perotti
Absent: Emerson, Defrel, El Shaarawy (?), Schick (?), Strootman (?) (All injured)
Napoli (4-3-3): Reina- Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam- Hamsik, Jorginho, Allan- Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Absent: Milik (injured)
Conclusions & tips
Given the circumstances of this game, we expect a spectacular hostile run. No matter how much we try to ignore the scenario of a total Saturday night show on “Olimpico,” the gameplay of the two groups will inevitably lead the course of the match to such a conclusion. In addition, the Napoletans, who were on the wave this season, could make a decisive difference on the scoreboard.