Marek Hamsik said Napoli expect “a real battle this evening” against Roma. “It’s a head-to-head between two of the best teams in Serie A.”
Napoli try to maintain their perfect start to the season and have Dries Mertens up against Edin Dzeko’s Roma in what should be a Serie A classic.
Sinisa Mihajlovic will start Umar Sadiq in place of injured Andrea Belotti and warned he’ll freeze out underperforming Torino substitutes against Crotone.
Napoli need just one goal against Roma to take their Serie A total to 200 since Maurizio Sarri took over in 2015.
It’s shaping up to be a monumental round in Serie A, as the top six all meet each other this weekend.
Kevin Strootman is out of Roma’s clash with Napoli in Serie A on Saturday, but Rick Karsdorp could make his Giallorossi debut.
Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco has refused to answer any more questions on Patrik Schick ahead of Napoli. “It puts pressure on him…”
Only Arkadiusz Milik is missing for Napoli in their squad to face Roma in Serie A on Saturday.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri notes that nine of the last 10 Scudetto winners have had the best defence.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri warns his side not to allow Lazio to counter-attack, as they did in the Supercoppa.
Rick Karsdorp could reportedly be called up to the Roma squad for the first time for this weekend’s Napoli game.
Napoli midfielder Allan says Juventus are still Scudetto favourites - “their record speaks for itself”.
Simone Zaza will forever be grateful to Sassuolo and Eusebio Di Francesco, but has “no regrets” about his time at Juventus.
Diego Perotti claims “Napoli are stronger than Juventus” right now, but Roma can still “hurt them” and he’s relishing Eusebio Di Francesco’s tactics.
Raul Albiol believes Napoli can achieve “the dream of the entire city” to win the Scudetto, but Manchester City are “the form side in Europe.”
Former Inter, Parma, Roma and Fiorentina striker Adriano discussed the depression that stalled his career and why at age 35 he wants to get back on the pitch.
Roma have an injury crisis going into Saturday’s clash with Napoli, as Kevin Strootman might also be left out of the squad.
Genoa’s 16-year-old sensation Pietro Pellegri is “a young Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” said his agent, and “it’s not surprising he has been linked with PSG.”
Juventus defender Daniele Rugani believes “our rivals for the Scudetto are Napoli and Roma, with Inter and Milan slightly behind.”
Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini admits the visit of Napoli is crucial, as “it’s a direct clash for the top places”.