ROMA vs NAPOLI BETTING PREVIEWRoma have beaten Milan 0-2 ahead of the International break and extended the five-match winning streak. They sit 5th in the Serie A standings with one game in hand, so they potentially are only three points shy of table toppers Napoli. The Giallorossi have won all the domestic fixtures so far bar the home game against Inter Milan as they suffered a 3-1 defeat. Eusebio Di Francesco's men have started well their Champions League campaign, recording a goalless draw against Atletico Madrid at the Olimpico and beating 2-1 Qarabag on the road.
The hosts have been boosted by the return of Daniele De Rossi and Diego Perotti. Anyway, Kevin Strootman is a major doubt and Stephan El Shaarawy joined Emerson, Gregoire Defrel and Patrik Schick on the sidelines. As a result, Alessandro Florenzi will play as offensive winger, with Edin Dzeko speraheading the attack as usual. The four man backline is likely to be formed by Bruno Peres and Aleksandar Kolarov as full backs, Kostas Manolas and Federico Fazio as centre backs. Juan Jesus and Hector Moreno provide further alternatives.
Napoli have been almost perfect thus far in the Serie A, recording seven wins in seven games and topping the table with 21 points, two more than title holders Juventus. The Partenopei are scoring for fun - they have netted 25 goals in 7 games and boast a +20 goal difference. Their only slip came in the first CHampions League fixture, when they lost 2-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk. Anyway, Maurizio Sarri's men returned to winning ways in Europe as they beat 3-1 Feyenoord at home.
Arkadius Milik has suffered a knee injury, leaving Sarri with limited options up front. The Italian manager will confirm the attacking trio formed by Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne, with the youngster Adam Ounas as sole alternative. Jorginho will be the playmaker in midfield with Allan and Marek Hamsik on his flanks. No changes are expected in defense, where Raul Albiol and Kalidou Koulibaly will start as centre back, Faouzi Ghoulam and Elseid Hysaj as full backs.
ROMA vs NAPOLI PROBABLE LINEUPS
Napoli (4-3-3): Reina; Ghoulam, Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly; Jorginho, Hamsik, Allan; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
ROMA vs NAPOLI ODDS
|ROMA||3.00 with||Bet £10, win £30.00|
|THE DRAW||3.60 with||Bet £10, win £36.00|
|NAPOLI||2.50 with||Bet £10, win £25.00|
ROMA vs NAPOLI PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|2-2 Correct Score||12.75|
|Both teams to score||1.50|
|Nainggolan anytime goalscorer||4.20|