Runaway league leaders Napoli can move another step closer to the Scudetto when they welcome AS Roma to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in the Derby del Sole in Matchday 20 of Serie A on Sunday evening. The Partenopei have already reached 50 points for the season and are on track for a first league title since 1990.
A comfortable 2-0 win over Salernitana last time out saw Luciano Spalletti‘s side build on their 5-1 demolition of Juventus, and the tactician will be eyeing another victory against his former club.
For Roma, a steady victory over Spezia saw them maintain their challenge for a Champions League qualification place, and the return of Paulo Dybala this month after the World Cup has seen the Giallorossi hit form.
Napoli v AS Roma: Predicted line-ups
Napoli have close to a full strength squad to choose from, but are sweating on the fitness of winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, whilst defender Juan Jesus may not return from injury in time to face his former club.
Roma are still without long-term absentee Georginio Wijnaldum after his leg break in August, and transfer rebel Nicolo Zaniolo is set to be unavailable as he attempts to force a move away from the capital.
Napoli predicted XI v AS Roma (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Mario Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Elmas
AS Roma predicted XI v Napoli (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Celik, Cristante, Matic, Zalewski; Pellegrini, Dybala; Abraham
Napoli v AS Roma: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 20 fixture of Napoli v AS Roma is set for 20:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Sunday 29 January.
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.
Napoli v AS Roma: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
Napoli v AS Roma in Serie A will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sunday 29 January.
For fans in the United States, Napoli v AS Roma will be on Paramount+ along with other key fixtures in Serie A Matchday 20.