Napoli enter the weekend looking for a ninth successive win at the start of the Serie A season. Their trip to Roma on Sunday is their toughest test of the campaign since they beat Juventus 2-1 on September 11. The first fixtures have been kind to Luciano Spalletti's side, but they have gone about their business in a professional manner.
Inconsistency has seen Roma lose ground on the leaders in the table with a loss following a win in their last six league games. Defeat for Jose Mourinho's side will leave them with a 12-point gap to overturn if they are to win the Scudetto this season.
Napoli have won the last three meetings and both successes last season were to nil. Dries Mertens scored three goals against Roma last season and after missing the start of this campaign, he's ready to open his account. The Gli Azzurri are 6/4 with MansionBet to make it nine league wins from nine while Roma are 9/5 with the same bookmaker to inflict the first defeat on the visitors.
Crisis? What crisis? When Juventus failed to win any of their first four league games, the knives were out for manager Massimiliano Allegri who returned to the club after a couple of seasons away. However, 12 points from their last four games have seen the Bianconeri move to within three points of champions Inter.
Therefore a win this Sunday night will see Juventus join Inter on 17 points and put Allegri's team back in the title chase. Juventus have won their last four league and cup games 1-0 and they will happily take that score for a fifth successive game. At the opposite end of the scoring spectrum, all eight of Inter's league games have seen a minimum of three goals scored.
Inter might want this game to be an open affair while the visitors will want to keep it close and low-scoring. Juventus have scored first in all but one of their league games and they are 13/10 with SpreadEx to score the first goal at the San Siro on Sunday. Inter won't be too bothered if they concede the opening goal as they have won all three league games in which their opponent broke the deadlock.