If you are a football fan and also loves watching big movies during the weekend, then this is the weekend that you may want to skip all those big movies which you have been planning to watch for quite some time.
Just take a look at the fixtures list, Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, Lazio vs Juventus, Napoli vs Roma, Manchester City vs Chelsea, and RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund. These are the matches which can create long-lasting memories and which we, as a football fan, wait impatiently.
Talking about this match, Serie A leaders Napoli will be hosting the once title-challengers and now 5th in the table, Roma at the Stadio San Paolo. The hosts will be aiming for all the three points to keep the defending champions at bay, and also break the stronghold of Juventus over the Scudetto.
Napoli are favorites in this match as they are on a marauding run after racking up 10 straight wins heading into this match. Also following their 5-0 thrashing of Cagliari, the Naples will be confident enough to score few goals against the 2nd best defensive team in the Italian league.
Roma, on the other hand, are better travelers than then when playing as hosts. The Giallorossi have lost just once on the road and have lost another five at their home Stadio Olimpico. That sole defeat came against Juventus, and apart from that, they are unbeaten. So Napoli are certainly in for some match.
Take a look at some statistics-
1. Napoli have lost just one home game all season.
2. Roma have lost the last two games against Napoli.
3. Napoli are on a 10 game winning streak and have scored 25 goals in those matches.
4. Napoli have scored 18 goals from set-pieces this season, most among any Serie A team this season.