Fifth-ranked in the 2017/2018 Italian Serie A, AS Roma takes on league leaders Napoli today at 2:30 PM EST in Stadio Olimpico.
Date and Time: October 14th, 2017 2:30 PM EST
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
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ROMA with 15 points has won their last five in Serie A encounters and are searching for their past glory. They are coming off a 2-0 shutout win over AC Milan with goals from Edin Dzeko and Alessandro Florenzi.
Roma has collected 15 goals into the season and half of it came from deadly forward Dzeko. Thanks to Aleksandar Kolarov who has taken control of the Roma Defense this season.
Besides domestic play, Roma is playing really well in the International meetings. They defeated FK Qarabag 1-2 most recently in the UEFA Champions League.
Patrik Schick remains doubtful along with Stephen El Shaarawy (Groin), midfielder Kevin Strootman (Groin) and winger Diego Perotti (thigh). However, left-back Emerson Palmieri could back in the filed on Saturday.
Leading the season with 21 points and a huge 20+ goal difference Napoli has won all seven of their games so far and are two points ahead of reigning champions Juventus. They are coming off a 3-0 win over Cagliari, in a game where Napoli had 72% percent of the ball possession. Kalidou Koulibaly, Marek Hamsik, and Dries Mertens all netted once.
Napoli has scored a record 25 goals in the seven games played with veteran Dries Mertens notching 7 goals in 7 matches.
Striker Akadiusz Milik will be out of the Napoli attack until March 2018 due to a knee injury. Left-back Faouzi Ghoulam is a questionable for Saturday’s clash after straining his hamstring in the training.