AS Roma vs Napoli 31/03/19
31 March 2019
AS Roma and Napoli go head-to-head at the Stadio Olimpico as the hosts go in search of all three points to keep up the pace with fourth-placed AC Milan.
Severely weakened by numerous injuries, the Rome giants look to bounce back after a shock 2-1 loss to SPAL just before the international break, as they currently sit four points adrift of the Champions League promotion territory. Although Claudio Ranieri’s men go through a turbulent period having lost two of their previous three Serie A clashes (W1, L2), they have racked up an eight-game SA home unbeaten run (W6, D2). Far more comfortable at home, La Lupa have accumulated 59.57% of their total SA points at home, with eight of their 13 league wins coming at the Stadio Olimpico. However, the Giallorossi have lost both of their previous H2H meetings with Napoli at this venue, both by a narrow 1-goal margin.
Meanwhile, the visitors are on their way of securing another year in the Champions League as they sit second with a 13-point lead over their next rivals. But, Gli Azzurri are not going through the best of times having failed to pick up all three points in three of their previous five SA outings (W2, D2, L1). What’s more, Carlo Ancelotti’s players have managed just one triumph in their last five SA road games (W1, D3, L1), with four of those clashes producing under 2.5 goals. Although only two teams have scored more goals than Napoli (52) this campaign, the Partenopei the bagged just 36.54% of those goals away from home (19 in 13 SA road games).