MX23RW : Saturday, September 22 13:37:37
Oct 18, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Olimpico
Roma
2-0
Napoli
Pjanic (45', 71' pen.)
Pjanic (74'), Benatia (90')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Pandev (25'), Cannavaro (45'), Inler (74')
Cannavaro (70')

Preview: Roma vs. Napoli

Roma host Napoli on Friday night in Serie A looking to maintain their 100% record.

The two sides at the top of the Serie A table clash at Stadio Olimpico on Friday night with Roma having the chance to temporarily move five points clear of Napoli with victory over them.

Roma have won all seven of their games to start the new league season and they have also conceded just one goal in those games.

Napoli, too, are undefeated in the league and have won all three of their games away from Stadio San Paolo.

For Roma, Morgan De Sanctis will play in goal against his old side while Daniele De Rossi is expected to win a fitness battle to play.

For Napoli Christian Maggio, Juan Zuniga and Gonzalo Higuain could all return to the side for this vital clash.

Recent form

Roma: WWWWWW

Napoli: WWWDWW

Possible starting lineups

Roma: De Sanctis; Castan, Benatia, Balzaretti, Torosidis; Florenzi, Pjanic, De Rossi, Strootman; Totti, Gervinho

Napoli: Reina; Fernandez, Britos, Zuniga; Maggio, Behrami, Hamsik, Inler, Mertens; Callejon, Higuain

Sports Mole says: 2-1

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Morgan De Sanctis of AS Roma reacts during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and AS Roma at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 5, 2013
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