AS Roma (ROM) host Napoli (NAP) in the Derby del Sole in Matchweek 9 of the 2021-22 Serie A season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday, October 24. The game will kick off at 9:30 PM IST.
ROM vs NAP Dream11 Prediction
Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli have won all eight league games in the Serie A 2021-22 season so far, and are favourites to win the latest Derby del Sole against AS Roma.
Jose Mourinho’s Giallorossi may lead the head-to-head record against Napoli (65 wins, 51 defeats and 54 draws in 170 meetings) but need to win on Sunday to end their run of three successive derby defeats to enter the top-three in the Serie A.
ROM vs NAP Dream11 tips for Serie A 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is in red-hot form, scoring nine goals in his last 10 games for Napoli. The 22-year-old will look to frustrate a Roma side that recently conceded six goals in their Europa Conference League outing on Thursday, alongside Dries Mertens - the leading scorer in the derby with nine goals to his name.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Lorenzo Pellegrini is AS Roma’s best hope to seal a win in the Derby del Sole. The club captain has contributed with four goals and one assist in the Serie A and is well-placed to outmanoeuvre his way past the Napoli defence.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Napoli have conceded just three goals in the Serie A this term, with Kalidou Koulibaly being the chief in the backline. The centre-back has contributed with two goals and an assist this season and could be an asset for fantasy players with regards to a goalscoring defender.
When it comes to goalkeepers, David Ospina is the first-choice pick. The Napoli custodian has kept five clean sheets in the league this term, and given the league leaders’ run of form, fantasy players can place their trust in the Colombian to deny the Roma attackers on Sunday.
ROM vs NAP probable playing XI
ROM playing XI (probable): Rui Patricio (goal-keeper), Rick Karsdorp, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez, Matias Vina, Bryan Cristante, Jordan Veretout, Stephan El Shaarawy, Lorenzo Pellegrini (captain), Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Carles Perez
NAP playing XI (probable): David Ospina (goal-keeper), Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Fabian Ruiz, Matteo Politano, Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne (captain), Victor Osimhen
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