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Clinical Callejon can stun Roma to keep Napoli’s top four hopes alive

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Jose Callejon's clinical form could lead Napoli to an away victory over second placed Serie A side Roma in a league encounter at the Stadio Olimpico

Italian giants Roma have endured a recent domestic decline, after previously stumbling to five consecutive league draws, before securing a victory over Cesena in their last outing.

The Serie A’s second placed side are a best priced 13/10 with William Hill to triumph, as they prepare to welcome Champions League hopefuls Napoli to the Stadio Olimpico, hoping to continue that recent revival with a win.

Rafael Benitez’s Little Donkeys have enjoyed a sensational goalscoring season, with their in-form forwards striking an incredible 32 goals, more than any other team’s domestic strikeforce.

Sublime Spaniard Jose Callejon will aim to continue his ferocious form against the Giallorossi, having netted in the last two consecutive meetings. The former Real Madrid marksman is a 33/10 chance with 888sport to strike again anytime in the Italian capital.

Clinical Callejon dispatched a late second half goal to secure a 2-0 triumph over Rudi Garcia’s men at the Stadio San Paolo last November, and also fired home a late winner last season in a narrow 1-0 home win.

The 28-year-old Madrid youth product has managed nine goals in all competitions this current campaign, with his Argenitne attack partner Gonzalo Higuain having bagged 23 goals, including a recent Europa League hat-trick over Dinamo Moscow. Higuain is available at 21/10 with Coral to add to his impressive season tally at anytime in his latest outing.

Meanwhile, Roma’s Miralem Pjanic is an 11/1 chance with BetVictor to open proceedings at the Stadio Olimpico, after bagging a brilliant brace in a 2-0 home triumph for his side in this fixture last season. Napoli will be confident of overcoming their rivals and they are sure to give their all to the final whistle, with Benitez’s boys having netted an Italian league-high 29 second half goals this term.

Although, a recent blip has saw the visitors stutter to four league games without a win, with Napoli having never gone five matches without a victory since former Liverpool boss Benitez took charge. That poor run will need to be overturned in able to topple Roma and keep their chances of earning a place in next season’s elite European club competition.

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