Serie A preview: AS Roma vs Napoli – key stats, H2H, line-ups, Prediction

Victor Osimhen-Napoli

Roma will host leaders Napoli in an exciting Serie A clash on Sunday.

Venue: Stadio Olimpico

Key Statistics

  • AS Roma are fourth in the Serie A table this season, having picked up 5 wins and 3 defeats in 8 games. Meanwhile, Napoli have won all of the eight games and are leading the table with 24 points.
  • Napoli have prevailed in all of their last three encounters against Roma in Serie A.
  • Victor Osimhen has scored the most goals (5) for the Partenopei this season and ranks fourth in the league’s scoring charts. 

Head to Head record

In the last five meetings between the two sides in Serie A, Napoli have picked up the most wins (4) while Roma’s only victory came in 2019.

Recent form

Roma: L W W L L

Napoli: W L W W W

AS Roma

Roma are starting to lose their momentum after suffering back to back defeats. Not long after their 1-0 loss to Juventus in Serie A last week, Giallorossi suffered a humiliating 6-1 defeat against Norwegian minnows Bodo/Glimt in the Conference League.

Roma’s morale has been hit by the two consecutive defeats, and now they await league leaders Napoli in Serie A this weekend.

Despite their recent struggles, Jose Mourinho’s side are in a respectable fourth position in the table because of their impressive form at the start of the season.

Lorenzo Pellegrini and Tammy Abraham, the two best attackers in the team, have to step up if Giallorossi wants to return to winning ways.

Possible AS Roma line-ups

Rui Patricio, Rick Karsdorp, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez, Matias Vina, Bryan Cristante, Jordan Veretout, Stephan El Shaarawy, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Tammy Abraham


Napoli has been enjoying their dream run in Serie A this season, winning all of their eight games so far.

Furthermore, they are coming on the back of an impressive 3-0 win over Legia Warsaw in the Europa League, where Lorenzo Insigne and Victor Osimhen – two of the best forwards in Serie A this season – found the nets.

Luciano Spalleti has built a winning unit and none of them has come close yet to test their resolve.

Partenopei are the favourites against the struggling Mourinho’s side and a win on Sunday will extend their lead at the top of the table.

Possible Napoli line-ups

David Ospina, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Fabian Ruiz, Matteo Politano, Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen


Roma 1 – 3 Napoli