Napoli vs Roma prediction and betting tips (April 18)
Roma travel to Naples for their next game, following the big win in the Conference League. Napoli are still in the title race and every win is important at this time of the season. Who wins the clash?
Victor Osimhen (Napoli) had a good performance against Fiorentina in their last match
Victor Osimhen (Napoli) had a good performance against Fiorentina in their last match

Napoli play Roma in Round 23 of the 2021-22 Serie A season.

The match is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. GMT on Monday, 18 April 2022. The match venue is Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Naples.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Napoli vs Roma (April 18) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

Napoli vs Roma latest odds on betting sites

Napoli to win odds are priced at 1.86 (-116 American; 25/29 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while Roma to win odds are priced at 4.20 (+320; 16/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Napoli β€” 50%, draw β€” 27%, Roma β€” 23%.

Latest betting odds on Napoli vs Roma (18 April 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals β€” 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Under 2.5 goals β€” 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on Napoli β€” 1.89 (-112; 25/28)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) on Roma β€” 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) β€” 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
  • Both teams to score (No) β€” 2.00 (+100; evens)

Napoli vs Roma match preview and statistics

Napoli are third in the league table with 66 points and a +32 goal difference. They have 20 wins, six draws and six losses so far this season. The Blues have three wins and two losses in the last five matches. They lost 2-3 at home to Fiorentina in their last game.

Nicolas Gonzalez gave the Viola the lead in the 29th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Dries Mertens pulled one back in the 58th minute with a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Victor Osimhen.

Jonathan Ikone made it 1-2 in the 68th minute with a shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Nicolas Gonzalez. Arthur Cabral increased the lead in the 72nd minute with a right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Youssef Maleh.

Osimhen made it 2-3 in the 84th minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner, assisted by Mario Rui. But it was not enough to level the scores or help them pick up points from the game.

Team statistics: 50% possession, 1.25 expected goals, 15 total shots, three big chances, three big chances, 415 accurate passes, 84% pass accuracy, 10 fouls committed, five offsides, three corners.

Napoli team news: Kevin Malcuit is doubtful due to a leg injury.

Roma are fifth in the league standings with 57 points and a +17 goals difference. They have 17 wins, six draws and nine losses in the league. The Giallorossi have four wins and a loss in the last five played. They beat Bode/Glimt 4-0 in their last match and advanced to the semi-final 5-2 on aggregate.

Tammy Abraham gave them the lead in the fifth minute with a right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Nicolo Zaniolo doubled the lead in the 23rd minute with a low shot that passed between the legs of Nikita Haikin from the centre of the box to the centre of the net, assisted by Lorenzo Pellegrini with a through pass.

Zaniolo scored his brace in the 29th minute with a chip over the goalie from the left side of the box to the far corner, assisted by Nicola Zalewski. Zaniolo scored his third of the game in the 49th minute of the second half with a brilliant strike from the right side of the box to the top left corner, assisted by Bryan Cristante.

Team statistics: 40% possession, 18 total shots, six big chances, nine shots on target, 283 accurate passes, 83% pass accuracy, 15 fouls committed, three offsides, five corners, one yellow card.

Roma team news: No player is injured or suspended for this match.

Napoli vs Roma H2H

Napoli have not lost to Roma in four matches, with three wins and a draw. Both teams played a goalless draw in their last match.

Napoli vs Roma lineups and key players

Napoli projected started lineup:

  • David Ospina
  • Alessandro Zanoli
  • Amir Rrahmani
  • Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Mario Rui
  • Fabian
  • Stanislav Lobotka
  • Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • Hirving Lozano
  • Lorenzo Insigne
  • Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen is the key player to watch out for. He had a good performance in their last match against Fiorentina, scored a goal and provided an assist. Osimhen has 12 goals and an assist in the league this season. The striker looks forward to scoring in this match.

Roma projected starting lineup:

  • Rui Patricio
  • Gianluca Mancini
  • Chris Smalling
  • Roger Ibanez
  • Rick Karsdorp
  • Bryan Cristante
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • Lorenzo Pellegrini
  • Nicolo Zalewski
  • Nicolo Zaniolo
  • Tammy Abraham

Nicolo Zaniolo is the key player to watch out for. He had a top performance in their last match against Bode/Glimt, scoring a hattrick in the 4-0 win. Zaniolo is in good form and should be able to net a goal in this match.

Napoli vs Roma predictions and betting tips

Ahead of this clash, both teams are in good form. Napoli still have their eyes on winning the league title and every point is important going into the final lap of the season. Roma, on the other hand, are fighting to book their spot in Europe for this season. Lazio and Fiorentina are chasing them.

In the last four meetings, Napoli have been the better side, with three wins and a draw. They drew the last h2h game. Predictions for this match are a draw and both teams to score. They are very good at the moment. The hosts haven’t kept a clean sheet in 10 consecutive games.

Betting prediction: A draw

Odds: 3.60 (+260 American; 13/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 1.74 (-135 American; 20/27 Fractional)

Napoli β€” Roma
Won
Both teams to score (Yes)
1.74
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