Sports Innovation previews the Serie A match between AS Roma and Napoli and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Victor Osimhen and Napoli pay a visit to Jose Mourinho’s Roma side at the Stadio Olimpico for the first Derby del Sole of the season.
Nine points separate the two southern giants in the Serie A table. Napoli are ahead in second place, having won all eight of their opening games. The Partenopei have also scored 19 times, yet conceded only three goals. They’ll be determined to maintain their 100%-winning start and reclaim top spot from AC Milan.
Roma, on the other hand, have hit a rocky path of form under Mourinho recently and need a response. The Giallorossi are in fourth place on 15 points from eight games.
Facts and figures for Roma vs SSC Napoli
- Roma has won the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Roma unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row at home;
- Roma has won in the last 7 of 8 matches at home;
- Roma scored in the last 16 of 18 matches.
- SSC Napoli has won the last 8 matches in a row;
- SSC Napoli unbeaten the last 17 matches in a row;
- SSC Napoli has won the last 8 matches in a row when playing away;
- SSC Napoli has won in the last 11 of 12 matches.
Current form — Roma v. SSC Napoli
The Giallorossi looking for more
It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Roma with performances showing little sign of stability. Jose Mourinho’s side have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it started with a 2-0 against Empoli. Unable to follow that up, they went down 1-0 against Juventus, before handing over all 3 points in a 6-1 defeat against Bodoe/Glimt in the Europa Conference League.
The Partenopei are in awesome shape.
SSC Napoli look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Luciano Spalletti’s side have been in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last 3 matches on the bounce. Fiorentina got left behind in a 1-2 win before Torino got hammered in a 1-0 victory. Legia Warszawa was the most recent victim in a 3-0 win for SSC Napoli.
According to the bookmakers, SSC Napoli are favourites to win. Betting on the away win will get you odds of 2.60, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a solid chance of taking home all 3 points. For placing your bet on Roma, the best price at the time of writing is 3.00.
Roma v. SSC Napoli — fixture history
SSC Napoli not only managed to beat Roma in their last two meetings in Serie A, but they also kept a clean sheet on the way winning 2-0 in March 2021 and 4-0 in November 2020.
Roma enter the match against SSC Napoli with a 3-1-6 record in their previous 10 encounters in Serie A. This amounts to a 30% winning ratio for the Giallorossi, with their rivals victorious in 60% of the last 10 encounters.
The past 10 matches between Roma and SSC Napoli have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 7 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Sunday.
Current table in the Serie A
Primary goal getter
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Tammy Abraham or Lorenzo Pellegrini to supply the goods for Roma.
Napoli, meanwhile, will turn to an in-form Victor Osimhen to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. The Nigeria international netted 6 goals in the club’s last 6 matches.