AS Roma face Napoli in Round 11 of the 2022-23 Serie A season.
The match is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 23 October 2022. The match venue is Stadio Olimpico, Roma.
Latest odds on betting sites
AS Roma to win odds are priced at 2.90 (+190 American; 19/10 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while Napoli to win odds are priced at 2.36 (+136; 34/25).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: AS Roma — 33%, draw — 27%, Napoli — 40%.
Latest betting odds on AS Roma vs Napoli (23 October 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on AS Roma — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Napoli — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-164;
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
Match preview and statistics
Roma are fourth in the league standings with 22 points and a +4 goal difference. They have three wins, a draw and a loss in their last five matches.
I Giallorossi beat Sampdoria 1-nil in their previous league game. Lorenzo Pellegrini scored the winning goal in the ninth minute. Tammy Abraham won the penalty, and Pellegrini converted it with a shot to the top right corner.
Team statistics: 41% possession, 1.79 expected goals (xG), seven total shots, six big chances, four shots on target, 220 accurate passes, 72% pass accuracy, 20 fouls committed, three corners and three yellow cards.
Roma team news: Georgino Wijnaldum, Paulo Dybala and Mehmet Celik are sidelined.
Napoli are top of the league table with 26 points and a +16 goal difference. They are on a 10-game winning streak ahead of this fixture. Gli Azzurri beat Bologna 3-2 in their last game.
They were trailing by one goal in the 41st minute when Joshua Zirkzee scored for Bologna. Juan Jesus pulled one back before halftime with a shot from the middle of the box into the bottom left corner following a corner.
Hirving Lozano made it 2-1 in the 49th minute of the second half with a shot from the right side into the bottom corner. A minute later, Musa Barrow equalized with a shot from outside the box to the right corner.
Victor Osimhen scored the game winner in the 69th minute with a left footed shot from the centre into the top right corner. Kvicha Kvaratskhelia sent in the through ball. Kvicha was able to get a goal contribution following the brilliant display in the game.
Team statistics: 48% possession, 2.60 expected goals (xG), 31 total shots, five big chances, 11 shots on target, 407 accurate passes, 84% pass accuracy, six fouls committed, and six corners.
Napoli team news: Amir Rrahmani and Zambo Anguissa are ruled out because of injuries.
AS Roma vs Napoli H2H
Both teams have drawn the previous two meetings. They drew 1-1 in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Roma projected starting lineup:
- Rui Patricio
- Gianluca Mancini
- Chris Smalling
- Roger Ibanez
- Bryan Cristante
- Nicola Zalewski
- Leonardo Spinazzola
- Andrea Belotti
- Stephan El Shaarawy
- Lorenzo Pellegrini
- Tammy Abraham
Lorenzo Pellegrini is the key player to watch out for. He scored the match winner in the last match against Sampdoria. Pellegrini has four assists in 10 league games so far.
Napoli projected starting lineup:
- Alex Meret
- Giovanni Di Lorenzo
- Juan Jesus
- Min-Jae Kim
- Mario Rui
- Stanislav Lobotka
- Tanguy Ndombele
- Matteo Politano
- Piotr Zielinski
- Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
- Giacomo Raspadori
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is the key player to watch out for. He had a good game against Bologna, created three big chances, completed five dribbles and assisted the winning goal. Kvicha has gotten at least a goal contribution in each of his last seven games.
Prediction and betting tips
Napoli are top of the league table. They have the right momentum needed for this matchup. The Blues are unbeaten this season, having played 14 games. Roma have three wins in their last five matches. They were able to avoid another draw in their last game thanks to the penalty goal from Pellegrini.
The table leaders have three wins in the last five matches against The Giallorossi and drew two. The predictions for this HT/FT — Draw/Napoli, and over 2.5 goals. Napoli are a different breed this season. Regardless of how many goals their opponent score, they have scored at least 3 goals in five straight games.
Betting prediction: HT/FT — X/2
Odds: 6.00 (+500 American; 5/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)