AS Roma vs Napoli: Preview, kick-off time and where to watch on TV and online – Serie A 2023/24

AS Roma and Napoli square off in the Derby del Sole at the Stadio Olimpico as both sides look to close in on a Champions League qualification spot in Matchday 17 of Serie A.

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AS Roma are looking to get back into Champions League qualification contention when they welcome champions Napoli to the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 17 of Serie A.

The Giallorossi have seen their top four hopes slip after picking up just one point from their last two games, including a comprehensive 2-0 defeat to Bologna last time out, to drop down to eighth place. They have the chance to leapfrog Napoli with a win in the Derby del Sole though.

Meanwhile, reigning Serie A title holders Napoli sit in fifth but must bounce back from a humbling Coppa Italia exit to Frosinone in midweek, after being thrashed 4-0 at home.

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen celebrates. [@sscnapoli]

AS Romavs Napoli: Predicted line-ups

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma are still waiting on the return to fitness of Tammy AbrahamMarash Kumbulla, and Chris Smalling, whilst Houssem Aouar is ruled out through injury. Paulo Dybala and Sardar Azmoun remain in doubt.

However, coach Jose Mourinho can call upon Romelu Lukaku following his return from suspension.

Napoli have an almost full-strength squad to pick from, with just Mathias Olivera and Elif Elmas out injured. Victor Osimhen is expected to lead the line for the Partenopei, flanked by Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Matteo Politano.

Roma centre-back Gianluca Mancini is one booking away from suspension, whilst Napoli’s Jens Cajuste will also face a ban should he pick up a yellow card in the match.

AS Roma predicted XI vs Napoli (3-5-1-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Llorente, Ndicka; Karsdorp, Cristante, Paredes, Bove, Pellegrini; El Shaarawy; Lukaku.

Napoli predicted XI vs AS Roma (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Natan, Mario Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.

AS Roma’s Romelu Lukaku heads in for AS Roma. [@OfficialASRoma]

Serie A: When does AS Roma vs Napoli start?

Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 17 fixture of AS Roma vs Napoli is set for 20:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Saturday, December 23.

For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 19:45 GMT. That is 14:45 ET / 11:45 PT in the United States.

Serie A: Where to watch AS Roma vs Napoli?

For fans in the United States, AS Roma vs Napoli will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 17.

AS Roma vs Napoli will be shown on TNT Sports 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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