Italy: Serie A
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
On Saturday evening, just after finishing of the match Juventus-Lazio in Turin at the main arena Stadio Olimpico will start the super battle of Roma and Napoli. Having taken the advantage of Juventus’ failure that happened during the previous away match against Atalanta (2:2) Napoli became the only leader of the champions’ race.
And now Napoli has 21 points and 7 winnings in a row over Verona, Atalanta, Bologna, Benevento, Lazio, SPAL, Cagliari with the total score – 25:5.
Napoli: (the head coach Maurizio Sarri)
On the 17th-18th of October all participants of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League will held their matches of the third round. Azzurri is facing very difficult away match against Manchester City. And, of course, now all are worried because of the psychological state of the captain of team Marek Hamšík. As the Slovakian playmaker wanted so much to take part in the forthcoming World Cup Russia 2018. But his national team takes only the last 9 line.
Roma (the head coach Eusebio Di Francesco)
According to the most wonderful calendar plan, just after the match against Napoli Roma is also going to England but not to Manchester, it goes to London to meet with Chelsea.
That is why, we don’t think that now the team of Eusebio Di Francesco is more ahead of the game than its nearest opponent. But still, Roma is playing at its home arena and bearing in mind the equality of the level and class game of the opponents this factor is extremely important:
19.05.2013. Roma – Napoli – 2:1 (Marquinho, Destro-Cavani);
18.10.2013. Roma – Napoli – 2:0 (Pjanić 2);
04.04.2015. Roma – Napoli – 1:0 (Pjanić);
25.04.2016. Roma – Napoli –1:0 (Nainggolan);
04.03.2017. Roma-Napoli - 1:2 (Strootman – Mertens 2);
As we see, during last 5 meetings in Rome Napoli has gained only one victory at the final stage of the previous season. And what team is the favorite of the forthcoming meeting between two top Champions League teams?
In opinion of experts, these are the guests! But as we see it, here and now the most actual is the bet on Roma not to lose and on scored goals by both teams.
Roma – 2.90, draw – 3.30, Napoli –2.40;
Our tip: Roma to win or draw (1X) - odds 1.77 SBOBET