Napoli vs Sassuolo Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview for Italian Serie A match on Saturday, 25 July 2020. Kick off 20:45 UK/ 21:45 CET at the Stadio San Paolo.
Gli Azzurri have already made sure of a Europa League berth, as they managed to lift the Coppa Italia this season defeating Juventus in the final. And they have ruled themselves out of contention for the Champions League as well.
While this may seem like a good thing, it has indeed led the team to drop intensity in their matches lately.
Contrary to how they used to perform before the Coppa Italia, the squad has been a bit inconsistent, and this is totally a bad news – considering they have a CL game coming up against Barcelona.
Suffice it to say that Gennaro Gattuso is trying to lift spirits, and get his team back into form. Meanwhile, I Neroverdi have no chance of making it to Europe, and this has led them to be a bit erratic in their games lately as well.
As such, the Gli Azzurri seem to have the upper hand this weekend, considering that want to be in form by the time their Spanish trip comes up. Meanwhile, Roberto De Zerbi’s men have nothing to look forward to, and this might lead them to experiment with some of their bench players as well.
Considering these factors, expect Napoli to deliver a win this weekend.
Napoli vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Gattuso’s men had won the reverse fixture, with a 1-2 scoreline on the road.
- They had also recorded eight of the former nine wins.
- In fact, they are unbeaten against this opponent since 2015.
- They had scored two or more goals in six of the preceding nine match-ups.
- They have a 100% unbeaten record at this stadium.
Napoli vs Sassuolo: Prediction
Gattuso’s men lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Parma. In the meantime, Zerbi’s men lost 1-2 at home the past game week, against Sassuolo.
By the looks of things, Gli Azzurri have the upper hand. They had won the reverse fixture, and are unbeaten against this rival in the past five years. They have also lost just once in h2h clashes over the past two decades, and impressively have a 100% unbeaten record in such games at this venue.
In fact, disregarding two draws at this stadium, they have a 100% winning record against I Neroverdi. Moreover, they have also scored two or more goals in all but two of such matches at this stadium.
Taking into account these observations, expect a winning performance from Napoli this weekend.
Napoli vs Sassuolo: Betting Tips
Napoli to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Score in First Half: Napoli @ 1.50 (1/2).