Napoli vs Roma Preview and Prediction – April 28, 2024

A highly anticipated showdown awaits in Naples as Napoli and Roma clash just one week after Napoli conceded their Serie A title to Inter Milan.

Match Preview

Napoli’s season has been disappointing, culminating in the loss of their league title to Inter Milan, despite defeating AC Milan last Monday. This season marks their poorest title defense since Fiorentina’s in 1992.

Currently, Napoli sits eighth in the standings, trailing fifth-placed Roma by nine points and league leaders Inter by a staggering 37 points, with only 49 points to their name.

With ten losses this season, including a recent defeat to Empoli and a 2-2 draw with struggling Frosinone, Napoli’s form has been inconsistent.

Their sole win this month came against Monza in a 4-2 victory, featuring goals from Victor Osimhen, Matteo Politano, Piotr Zielinski, and Giacomo Raspadori.

Recent results include a 3-0 home loss to Atalanta, draws with Inter and Torino, and a defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League. Since March, Napoli has won only twice.

While Napoli’s hopes for European football next season are fading, they still have a chance to finish sixth and secure a Europa Conference League spot with five games remaining.

Meanwhile, Roma is poised to finish fifth but suffered a setback with a surprising home loss to Bologna, leaving them behind in fourth place by four points.

Despite this setback, Roma remains focused on their upcoming Europa League semi-final, aiming for a third consecutive European final.

In their last outing against Udinese, Roma secured a win, with Romelu Lukaku and Bryan Cristante contributing to the victory.

Prediction & Analysis:

With both teams eager to secure points and improve their league standings, a tightly contested affair is expected.

Considering Napoli’s recent struggles and Roma’s determination to bounce back from their loss to Bologna, we predict a closely fought draw with fewer than 2.5 goals scored, reflecting the competitive nature of Serie A football.

  • Napoli 1-1 Roma
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