Napoli V AS Roma : All You Need To Know About The Serie A Match
Coming off a very disappointing loss to AC Milan on Sunday night at home at the stadio olimpico Roma see their position dropped two places in the standings falling out of the Champions League places in the process. It gets even more difficult this week as Roma travel to the San Paulo Stadium in Naples to take on League leaders Napoli in a big Showdown. Roma and Napoli will be facing for the second time this season with Napoli winning the first meeting and a narrow 1-0 win at the stadio olimpico. This is a massive game for Napoli as they continue to fight off Juventus for the title. As well for Roma who want to get themselves back into the Champions League spots as the battle for it only intensified.
Date: Saturday March 3rd, 2018
Venue: San Paulo Stadium, Naples
Kickoff: 1:45 PM (USA), 7:45PM (ENG), 8:45 (ITA)
TV Broadcast: Sky Italia
Team News :
Team news Roma
Roma has the majority of their team there and healthy the only injury I currently have on the books is the Pellegrini who has a sore calf muscle. he may play but is unlikely to start. Roma also have three players in risk of suspension with edin dzeko Federico Fazio and daniele de Rossi. If any of the three received a yellow card in this game they will miss next week’s game.
Napoli also have a fully-fit team with only
Faouzi Ghoulam missing out on Saturday’s game. Two key players in Koulibaly and Jorginho both are in Risk a suspension if they are given a yellow card in this game.
Roma’s Projected starting 11 4-2-3-1
GK: Alisson Becker
DEF: Alex Kolarov, Federico Fazio, Kostas Manolas, Alexandro Florenzi
DEF: Gerson, Kevin Strootman
ATT Midfield: Diego Perotti, Cengiz Under, Radja Nainggolan
Striker: Edin Dzeko
Manager: Eusebio Di Franessco
Napoli’s Projected starting 11 4-3-3
GK: Pepe Renia
DEF: Rui, Koulibaly, Albioi, Hysaj
ATT Midfield: Hamsik, Jorginho,Allen
Front Three: Insigne, Mertens, Callejon
Manager: Maurizio Sarri
Recent Form :
A.S Roma LLWWW
After winning three in a row Roma have lost two straight to Milan and Shakhtar as they try to avoid losing yet another.
Napoli have not lost since December 1st against Juventus are in excellent form winners of 12 straight one of the most inform teams in Football at the moment .
Writer’s Take :
when Napoli and Roma faced off for the first time this season it was a very close game with Roma being a bit unlucky hitting the crossbar three times throughout the 90 minutes it was a narrow victory for Napoli with a Lorenzo insigne goal being the difference. Roma haven’t quite got Back to the form they showed at the beginning of the season but they are in better form then they were in the month of December where they struggle to win in seven games. the bottom line for Roma is the have the ability to beat Napoli and it would be such a defining moment in the season if they were able to do it because of their Chase for the champions league and what it would mean for the title race with Juventus having a game in hand it could derail Napoli. If this is to happen Roma have to find some way to slow down the attack and able to counter it with goals it is.The only way to beat this Napoli team is hit back with your own attack. Radja Nainggolan will be very important he will need to play out of his mind to give Roma a chance. As Roma tries to avoid their third loss in a row. Napoli is playing unbelievable type football very Barcelona like in terms of style they are ripping teams apart if they find one gap in Roma’s defense they can exploit it could be game over Alison is a world-class goalkeeper but with the attack they have eventually they could score on him. Right now Napoli is just too good Roma needs to play their best football of the season just to slow them down Napoli is just on another level they’re playing total football a lot of quick passing creating counter attacks they are just punishing teams. As much as my heart says I want Roma to win this game you just don’t know what you’re going to get from Roma they could have a great day and they could have a really bad day. I think Roma will show up on the day and do everything it takes to keep it close but in the end I don’t think it will be enough I think Napoli will take advantage when they get their opportunities as Napoli will take the derby Del Sol in what will be a very tense matchup with everything on the line for both teams