Roma battle Napoli in the pick of the Serie A fixtures of Matchday 29. The Giallorossi suffered a setback in their quest to finish in the top four after losing to struggling SPAL in the previous gameweek. Meanwhile, the Partenopei are virtually assured of a Champions League berth and second place.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – 31 March, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Roma vs. Napoli: FreeSports
Last time: Roma appeared set for all three points after Stephan El Shaarawy early strike before Dries Mertens netted in injury time.
|Napoli to win and both teams to score||29/10||Offer|
|Jose Callejon to score anytime||13/5||Offer|
Roma vs. Napoli Predictions and Preview
Interim boss Claudio Ranieri moved away from predecessor Eusebio Di Francesco’s 4-2-3-1 setup in the clash with SPAL. Roma lined up with a two pronged attack as Edin Dzeko and Patrik Schick featured together from the start but it proved to be a frustrating night for both as the Lupi toiled.
Dzeko is likely to keep his place with the prodigious Nicolo Zaniolo returning at the expense of Schick. Zaniolo has one of the few positives in what has been an underwhelming campaign for the capital club and the youngster is an attractive 11/1 to open proceedings. Meanwhile, Dzeko is 5/1 in the same market and will need to put in a more positive showing than recent weeks. Roma are 2/1 to get back to winning ways and 5/2 to earn a point and
Visitors Napoli are still in European competition and could yet crown their season with silverware. Boss Carlo Ancelotti has got the best out of his squad and has rotated to impressive effect. The former Roma player has an impressive focal point in Arek Milik and the Pole is heavily backed in the first scorer market at 4/1. Milik has 15 goals to his name domestically, only four less than compatriot Krzysztof Piątek.
Milik has enjoyed an injury free year and will relish the physical battle with Federico Fazio. Strike partner Dries Mertens is 5/1 in the same betting while the Azzurri are 5/4 to emerge triumphant in the capital city.
One to watch for Roma: Along with Zaniolo, Justin Kluivert can consider his debut season at the club a promising one. The Ajax youth graduate is 14/1 to net last.
One to watch for Napoli: Piotr Zielinski is 11/1 in the same market and is reportedly in line for a new deal after featuring heavily for Ancelotti this term.
Long shot: Both clubs have hit a mightily impressive 52 goals from 28 matches to date and this pattern should continue in Rome. A 3-2 final score in favour of the visitors, who are considerably stronger defensively, is priced at 29/1.