• Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuaín.

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuaín. (Photo : Getty Images)

A high-profile matchup between 2015-2016 Serie A season contenders SSC Napoli and AS Roma is scheduled on Sunday, December 13 at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples as both squads try to go to the summit of the league table.

Napoli briefly held league leadership last week when it defeated current league leaders Inter Milan at their home stadium.

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However, Partenopei lost it immediately after their stunning 2-3 loss to lowly club Bologna last Sunday at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, as per SkySports.

Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuaín scored a brace at the 87th and 90th minutes for Maurizio Sarri's team, but they were already down by three scores at that point courtesy of goals by I Rossoblu's striker Mattia Destro, who also had a double at the 14th and 60th, and defender Luca Rossettini, who struck at the 21st.

Bologna suddenly went from the bottom three relegation group to the 15th spot in the overall standings with their upset victory.

Meanwhile, Roma settled for a 1-1 draw against Torino last Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino to fall to the fourth spot in the league table, via Goal.

Midfielder Miralem Pjanic scored the opening goal late in the 83rd, but Il Toro forward Maxi Lopez was able to equalize it in injury time to share the point with Rudi García's team.

It was I Giallorossi's fourth winless performance in their last six matches, which saw them leave the top three of the standings.

The prediction is a tough 2-1 victory for Napoli. Gli Azzurri bounces back from a shocking loss last week against one of the best teams in the current season.

Napoli starting lineup (4-3-3 formation): Reina; Soderlund, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Higuaín, Insigne

Roma starting lineup (4-3-3 formation): Szczesny; Florenzi, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne; Pjanic, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Gervinho, Dzeko, Falque