Sassuolo vs Napoli predictions for Sunday’s Serie A match at the Mapei Stadium – Citta del Tricolore. Napoli seeking a win that would put them second in the table. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.
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Sassuolo vs Napoli betting tips
Napoli have a terrific record away from home this season (see stats below) and can enhance it further with victory in Reggio Emilia, where Sassuolo play their home games.
Maurizio Sarri’s side will again fall short this season in their quest to dethrone the now perennial Italian champions Juventus, but an excellent recent run of form means they can leapfrog Roma into second position before their rivals from the capital visit Pescara on Monday night.
Regular readers of our Italian previews may remember we backed Napoli to win away to Lazio at odds of 7/5 recently and they duly did so 3-0 and then followed up by the same scoreline at home to Udinese last weekend.
Although Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik has failed to find the net since his return from four months out due to injury, Napoli’s creative forces have been supplying plenty of goals and Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon are all enjoying strong seasons.
Napoli's Dries Mertens (right) in action against Juventus (Getty Images)
They should have too much firepower for Sassuolo, who contested the group stage of this season’s Europa League having finished sixth in the table last term but have fallen way short of that standard this time around, currently in the lower part of the mid-pack.
The Neroverdi have missed exciting young striker Domenico Berardi who, like Milik, has missed a large part of the campaign due to injury and since his return to action has failed to contribute goals with anything like his previous regularity.
Playing for second place is not what Napoli would have hoped for at this stage of the season, but with Juventus at the level they are it’s the best they can expect and the Partenopei can strengthen their claims for that position by recording another comfortable away victory.
Sassuolo vs Napoli stats
- Both teams have scored in all of the three meetings of these clubs this season and last
- Napoli have the best away record in Serie A this season, both in terms of points collected and goals scored
- Sassuolo had lost six consecutive home matches before last week’s 2-1 win against Sampdoria