Napoli vs Roma prediction

Napoli

Napoli

1 : 1

Roma

Roma

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  • Date: 18/04/2022  
  • Competition: Serie A  
  • Time: KO 19:00
  • Venue Stadio Diego Armando Maradona

Just 3 points behind Serie A leaders Inter, Napoli will be desperate to get their title charge back on track when they welcome Jose Mourinho´s improving Roma to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

In what is proving an incredibly tight and topsy-turvy season in Italy, Napoli remains very much in the title fight despite several recent slip-ups including a 3:2 home reversal at the hands of Fiorentina last weekend. 

Indeed, the hosts come into this fixture having dropped points in 4 of their last 8 league matches while their home form since December has been particularly poor with 5 defeats suffered in their last 9 league outings at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Remarkably, Napoli had lost none of their previous 18 home league fixtures.

Defensive issues have certainly cost Napoli with Spalletti´s side managing just 1 clean sheet in those 9 home matches since December and Roma will be confident of making this a really interesting contest with the visitors arriving in Naples unbeaten in their last 11 league matches.

Indeed, having struggled to make much of an impact earlier in the season, Roma now seems to be responding to Mourinho´s methods, sitting 5th in the division just 5 points behind 4th placed Juventus while they claimed a spot in the Europa Conference League semi-finals on Thursday with a dominant 4:0 second leg victory against Bodo/Glimt. Bodo had stunned Roma with a 6:1 thrashing in the group stages while they had also claimed another 2:1 win in the first leg of their quarter-final tie before finally succumbing to a Nicola Zaniolo hat-trick at the Olimpico. 

Recent meetings between these sides have favoured Napoli with Gli Azzurri winning 3 and drawing 1 of their last 4 meetings. At this venue, 4 of the last 5 meetings have seen BTTS while Roma have returned north with a point or better in 4 of the last 6 meetings but not in their 2 most recent visits south to Naples.

Ultimately, this looks a really good contest on paper with Napoli desperate for all 3 points and Roma more than capable of causing the upset but goals look a good option here with Napoli struggling badly for clean sheets in recent months. Roma have also scored at least 1 goal in 25 of their last 28 away matches.

As such, we´re backing both to score with Roma strong enough to put another dent in Napoli´s faltering title charge.

Final score 2:2

Napoli vs Roma Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Napoli

    1 : 1

    Roma

    Serie A

  2. Roma

    0 : 0

    Napoli

    Serie A

  3. Roma

    0 : 2

    Napoli

    Serie A

  4. Napoli

    4 : 0

    Roma

    Serie A

  5. Napoli

    2 : 1

    Roma

    Serie A

Last matches of Napoli

  1. Spezia

    0 : 3

    Napoli

    Serie A

  2. Napoli

    3 : 0

    Genoa

    Serie A

  3. Torino

    0 : 1

    Napoli

    Serie A

  4. Napoli

    6 : 1

    Sassuolo

    Serie A

  5. Empoli

    3 : 2

    Napoli

    Serie A

Last matches of Roma

  1. Roma

    1 : 0

    Feyenoord

    Europa Conference League

  2. Torino

    0 : 3

    Roma

    Europa Conference League

  3. Roma

    1 : 1

    Venezia FC

    Europa Conference League

  4. Fiorentina

    2 : 0

    Roma

    Europa Conference League

  5. Roma

    1 : 0

    Leicester City

    Europa Conference League

Napoli

Napoli Team News

Andrea Petagna and Alex Meret remain absent for Napoli while Giovanni Di Lorenzo is not yet expected to make his return to the squad. 

Soon to be departing skipper Lorenzo Insigne will lead the Napoli attack alongside Victor Osimhen.  

Roma

Roma Team News

Leonardo Spinazzola remains Roma´s only absentee and having claimed a comfortable second leg win against Bodo/Glimt on Thursday, Mourinho is unlikely to make many if any changes to his starting line-up. 

As such, midweek hat-trick hero Nicolo Zaniolo will line up in attack alongside the impressive Tammy Abraham. Abraham has scored 24 goals in his debut season for I Giallorossi.

Napoli vs Roma Predicted Lineup

This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.

Napoli vs Roma Predicted Lineup
1

Alex Meret

59

Alessandro Zanoli

13

Amir Rrahmani

26

Kalidou Koulibaly

6

Mário Rui

99

André Zambo Anguissa

68

Stanislav Lobotka

8

Fabián Ruiz

11

Hirving Lozano

9

Victor Osimhen

24

Lorenzo Insigne

1

Rui Patrício

23

Gianluca Mancini

6

Chris Smalling

3

Roger Ibañez

2

Rick Karsdorp

27

Sérgio Oliveira

4

Bryan Cristante

59

Nicola Zalewski

7

Lorenzo Pellegrini

22

Nicolò Zaniolo

9

Tammy Abraham

Key Facts Napoli vs Roma

  • 4 of the last 5 meetings between these sides at this venue saw BTTS
  • Roma have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 7 away league matches
  • Napoli have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 9 home league matches
  • Roma are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches
  • Napoli have won 3 and drawn 1 of their last 4 matches against Roma
  • Roma have lost both of their last 2 visits to Naples but none of the previous 4

Main prediction Napoli - Roma

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Team1 vs Team2 - FAQ

? Napoli Player to Watch
V. Osimhen - Osimhen has been in brilliant form for Napoli, scoring 5 goals in his last 5 appearances for Gli Azzurri.
? Roma Player to Watch
N. Zaniolo - Italian international Zaniolo bagged an impressive hat-trick against Bodo/Glimt on Thursay and looks ready to recapture his best form having missed the entirety of last season.
? Where to watch
This Serie A match can be viewed live on BT Sport and selected betting platforms.