Napoli remain in the hunt for a first Serie A Scudetto since the heady days of Diego Maradona in the late 80s, early 90s, with Luciano Spalletti’s men currently third in the table and only four adrift of current table-toppers Milan — and with a game in hand — but they face a Roma side unbeaten since January 9.
It’s been an excellent season for the Parthenopeans, who have been in and around first spot since the opening week of 2021/22, but a 3-2 defeat to Fiorentina last time out has just threatened to derail the progress of Spalletti’s side. The esteemed Italian coach will now be looking to put that defeat well and truly to bed.
Roma meanwhile have been on an upward trajectory under Jose Mourinho in 2022. The capital club are through to the Europa Conference League semi-finals and are currently up in fifth in Serie A. With Juventus slipping up on Saturday, a win for Roma would move them to just three points from fourth place.
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Napoli vs Roma: Match Stats
This could well be a game determined in the second half. Both of these sides have proven slow starters in 2021/22, with Roma and Napoli having scored more of their goals in the second half of matches in Serie A (28 and 33 respectively) compared to their first halves (both 25). The team talks appear awe-inspiring, it would seem.
And it may be the case that success comes from a deadball scenario, as Napoli and Roma have scored the most goals from set pieces in Serie A this season: 22 for the Yellow and Reds, and 21 for the Parthenopeans. In fact, Roma have found the net the most from corners (11), while Napoli have found the most from free kicks (seven).
It was a tame affair in the capital earlier this season, in which the spoils were shared in a bore draw. Neutrals will be hoping for a more exhilarating contest, particularly as this is the 150th time in Serie A that these clubs will meet, with 51 of their previous 149 matches ending in a draw.