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Roma vs. Napoli 10/24/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Roma vs. Napoli
October 24, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -150, Under 2.5 +120
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Roma and Napoli are clashing at Stadio Olimpico in a derby of round 9 in the Italian Serie A. Roma have been hot and cold as of late, and they just got demolished by Bodo/Glimt in the Conference League. Napoli is still perfect in Serie A with 8 straight wins, and they have also won their Europa League game earlier this week.

Roma is a good team, especially in the attacking end, but they are riding a 2-game losing streak, and they need to bounce back as soon as possible. In the Serie A standings, Roma is now in 4th place with 15 points, 16 scored goals, and 9 conceded goals. Pellegrini has been Roma’s best player so far this season with 4 goals and 3 assists, while Veretout also has 4 goals. Spinazzola and Smalling are injured, and that is a huge part of why Roma’s defense is struggling. In that infamous game against Bodo/Glimt earlier this week, Roma has had 47% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 84% of the correct passes. Yes, Mourinho was resting some players in this game, but they still had a ton of quality. Roma was sloppy, they didn’t take their opponent seriously, and it cost them a lot. Roma has lost this game 6-1. After this terrible loss, Roma will look to bounce back, and some would say that game at home is the way to go, but they are playing against a tough opponent, and it will be a tough game for them.

Napoli is the best team in Italy right now, and honestly, I don’t think anyone can stop them. With 8 straight wins, 22 scored goals, and 9 conceded goals, Napoli is at the top of the table, and I wouldn’t mind if they stayed up there all the way until the end. Napoli has a lot of different goalscorers so far this season, but Osimhen is their top goalscorer with 5 goals. Insigne has added 2 goals and 3 assists. In their Europa League game against Legia at home, Napoli was the dominant team with 70% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 18 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a high 90% of the correct passes. It took a lot longer than expected for Napoli to score, but once they did in the 76th minute, they scored 2 more goals after that. The final score of this game was 3-0 in favor of Napoli. The only loss Napoli has had was in the Europa League against Spartak Moscow, but that was a few weeks ago, and Napoli is now playing really well, and they are on a winning streak.

Roma has 4 wins at home in a row, but they haven’t faced a team like Napoli just yet. Napoli is undefeated in Serie A, they are playing well defensively, and they are scoring a ton of goals. This will be a fun game to watch, and I think we will see goals. Roma will try to bounce back, and I think they can get on the scoreboard, but I just don’t see them winning this game.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Napoli and over 2.5 +225

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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