Roma vs Napoli Prediction: Serie A Match | 23.12.2023

Two sides that will be in need of finding a return to winning momentum will collide in Serie A this weekend. Roma have gone two without a win in the competition, while Napoli have suffered defeats in two of their last three in the Italian top division.

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Things were looking incredibly bright for AS Roma just over seven days ago, as Jose Mourinho’s side sat fourth in the standings, and had a potential eye on catching AC Milan in third. However, two matches without a victory have seen the club drop to eighth in the standings, and a return to winning ways will desperately be required this weekend to enhance their chances of getting back in the hunt for a top four spot.

Napoli would have been relieved to get back to winning ways in Serie A last weekend, as they ended a two-match losing sequence by claiming maximum points in the competition. That win lifted the reigning champions up to fifth in the standings, but their title defence already looks to be over this term.

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Roma’s home record has been excellent throughout this calendar year, with only Inter picking up more wins in home matches than Mourinho’s side. Meanwhile, they have also been in excellent form in the attacking third throughout the year after netting 40 goals. Only Atalanta have managed to score more goals over the same period.

However, Napoli will take confidence from Roma’s record against sides starting the matchday in the top five places. Roma haven’t won any of their last 13 against sides in the top five positions, losing on nine occasions and playing out just four draws.

Roma vs Napoli Head to Head

Napoli have an impressive record against Roma after going seven without defeat against their rivals. The visitors have won on five occasions over that period, with Roma’s most recent success coming in November 2019. Meanwhile, Roma have failed to score in their last three home matches against Napoli in Serie A.

Roma vs Napoli Prediction

Roma’s overall record in this fixture is a concern, but they look good value to end their scoring drought against their Italian rivals. However, the most likely outcome on Saturday could be the draw, with both teams finding the back of the net on at least one occasion.

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