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Friday, April 3, 2015

AS Roma vs Napoli Italian Serie A - 04-04-2015

AS Roma vs SSC Napoli - Competition: Italian Serie A
Match date: 4 April 2015 - Kick Off Time: 11:30 BST
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Roma

AS Roma team ended last match-day their poor streak of 5 games without a victory in Serie A. After great start and being one of the best home teams, now they are without a home victory in last 7 games. Before the international break they won 0:1 in away game against Cesena. From last 5 home games they gained just 4 points. In March they were hosting Juventus (1:1) and Sampdoria (0:2) in Serie A as well as Fiorentina (0:2) in Europa League. They lost contact to Juventus and now they must fight for the 2nd place with Lazio Roma, Sampdoria, Fiorentina and Napoli who are really close to each other. Roma won last three home games against SSC Napoli in all competitions, but earlier this season they lost 2:0 to them. There are few injured players like M. Pjanić, K. Strootman, Saido Keita, Gervinho and F. Totti, who couldn’t help the team in recent games. A. Ljajić who is the best scorer in the team made return to National Team and played 85 minutes in France 2016 qualifications against Portugal. R. Nainggolan had an assist in National Team during this break.
SSC Napoli team after great start of the new year (6 wins in first 7 games) are without a win in last 4 league games. They also lost last three away games in Serie A. From last 5 games played they gained just 5 points and that’s even worse than Roma’s six points. They won last 3 games against Roma, but all this games were played in front of their home fans. In away table SSC Napoli are placed on the 5th place with: 6 wins, 3 draws, 5 loses and 21 points gained. They are also on the 5th place in Italian Serie A table, 6 points behind the 2nd Roma. They must at least draw in this game if they want to keep close contact to UCL places. G. Higuain who scored 13 goals in Italian Serie A this season is best scorer in the team. He played just one National game during the international break, so he shouldn’t be tired. SSC Napoli lost last three away games (3:1 against Palermo, 1:0 against Torino and 2:0 against Verona). There are no new injures in the team after Nation Teams games.

Probable lineups:
AS Roma: de Sanctis – Torosidis, Manolas, Yanga-Mbiwa, Holebas – Pjanic, de Rossi, Nainggolan – Iturbe, Doumbia, Ljajic.
SSC Napoli: Andujar – Maggio, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam – Lopez, Gargano – Callejon, Hamsik, Mertens – Higuain.

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]





 




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