Osimhen will NOT score and other safe bets in Roma-Napoli


This titanic clash in the capital will have a significant impact on the title race, but more significantly on the punters who could win big if they play their cards right.

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has a 1.33 chance at Bet9ja not to score in this game, which is plausible because he has a history of not scoring in big games.

A direct draw in this game is also very possible and has an odd of 3.40 at Bet9ja, which is tempting considering that the last two games between these teams ended in a draw.

When in doubt and hoping to play it safe, put it all on a Napoli double chance at odds of 1.39 at Bet9ja, which is correct because they have yet to lose a single game this season, they are unlikely to start this Sunday.

Sunday, October 16, 19:45 (GMT+1)

Roma and Napoli will each play for the 155th time in Serie A in what is called the ‘Derby del Sole’.

Napoli have had the advantage of late over Roma against whom they are undefeated in their last five meetings with three wins and two draws.

The management war in this one will also be interesting to follow, as Napoli’s Luciano Spalletti will go toe-to-toe with Roma’s more experienced and accomplished Jose Mourinho.

When it comes to form, there is no team on a better run than Napoli at the moment, having won 10 consecutive games in all competitions, six of which were in the league.

The Neapolitans have also never tasted defeat this season with draws against Fiorentina and Lecce being the only times they have failed to win a game this season.

While Napoli top the list, Roma are also not far behind in fourth place, just four points behind their high-flying visitors.

Mourinho’s men can also boast three straight Serie A victories, which means that one of these teams will lose its streak on Sunday, whatever the outcome.

Argentine ace Paulo Dybala leads Roma’s high-profile absences from this game as he battles a knee injury.

The same applies to Turkish full-back Zeki Celik and Gambian defender Ebrima Darboe, who are also out for Roma with knee injuries, while loanee Gini Wijnaldum remains out of the squad with a long-term injury.

Napoli will have to do without a key player in Andre Frank Zambo-Anguissa, who has been a revelation for them in midfield but is currently out with a muscle problem.

Kosovar defender Amir Rrahmani is also expected to miss this match for Napoli with a muscle injury.


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