Napoli vs Roma 12/13/2015 Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction
Roma vs Napoli
Sunday 13th December 2015 12:00(ET)
The Line: Napoli 1/2 Draw 10/3 Roma 9/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport
One of the games of the weekend in Serie A will see Roma travel to Naples to take on Napoli. Napoli have won four of their last five and have only lost one of their last twenty. Napoli's Higuain has been on fire this season with fourteen goals in fifteen games and Higuain is really the main danger man for Napoli. With the rest of the team struggling for goals if Roma can handle Higuain they may very well be able to shock Napoli here. Napoli have come good after a struggling start to the season. With a bunch of talent in the squad though Napoli have the look of a team intent on taking home a title at the end of the season. With Fiorentina traveling to take on Juventus on Sunday it's a chance for Napoli to move to second in the league table and they will be looking to close the gap on Inter Milan.
Roma are only three points behind Napoli and a win here on Sunday would take them level on points and if they could win by two goals it would take them above Napoli on head to head result. Roma though come into this game really struggling with three draws and two losses in their last five games. Roma's strikers have really struggled in fact combined they have scored less than Higuain. Gervinho, Salah and Pjanic are the main goal threats with Dzeko playing more of a center forward target man role. This is a Roma team though that are very solid and know how to defend. Roma have struggled in trips to Naples over the years but this team knows how to get results, I think they will not be phased by being under dogs here.
I'm going to take the draw here, while I think Napoli are a quality team and at home are deserved favourites I just think this Roma team are very difficult to beat and I think they will play a defensively minded game to stay competitive here.