Napoli vs Roma predictions and betting tips January 29, 2023
On January 29, Diego Armando Maradona Stadium (San Paolo) (Naples) will host the match of the 20th round of the Serie A, in which Napoli will compete with Roma. The battle will start at 20:45 CET.
The club spent the first half of the season in a wonderful manner. To tell the truth, there were a lot of worries in the summer – having taken the 3rd place in the previous draw, a number of leaders, from Coulibaly to Immobile, had left the project for various reasons. Still, it happened that the new wave of players, including Khvicha, became even better. Moreover, it is reasonable to say that Spalletti remained in the club – this specialist knows how to survive almost everywhere, achieving the maximum. Nowadays, his results are higher than the expectations. For instance, one of the bright facts is that there had not been any defeat until January. Having lost the match against Inter with a 0-1 score, “the Parthenopeans” consistently defeated not only Sampdoria and Salernitana, but also Juventus, moreover, speaking about the old rival that was a 5-1 victory. At the same time, there was a fall-out from the Coppa Italia, when the team, being in the majority, lost to weak Cremonese on penalties at San Paolo. It seems that the club pragmatically decided to focus on the struggle for the Scudetto.
The team has received an unexpected gift made by “fortune” – a rather heavy punishment for Juventus. It got a 15-point penalty during the season, and de facto dropped out of the run for a place in the top 4. However, there are enough good rivals, and José Mourinho is well aware that one has to win as often as possible in order to finish in the higher mentioned top quartet. Even in this draw, “the Giallorossi” are far from excellence. On the other hand, after a long break, the wards of “the Special One” show almost 100% statistics in the winter. They overcame Genoa in the Coppa Italia and won the matches with Bologna, Fiorentina, and Spezia in the Serie A. Only the battle against Milan resulted in a draw, but even in this case, losing with a 0-2 score during the match until the 87th minute of the game at San Siro, the team from the capital managed to “snatch” a draw.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Napoli has been unbeaten for 6 head-to-head matches in a row. There were 2 draws in a row in the previous season, but in the autumn it won in the away match in Rome – the only goal was scored in the very end of the game by Osimhen.
Bookmakers believe in the victory of Napoli. Nevertheless, it is worth remembering that this is a confrontation between two pragmatic mentors. Thus, we are waiting for “total: under 2.5” (odd: 1.9).