Sassuolo vs Napoli
Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: MAPEI Stadium (Reggio Emilia).
Napoli will be aiming to close the gap on Juventus, and they have a perfect chance to do just that as they will face struggling Sassuolo on Saturday.
The Partenopei suffered a wobble as they lost to Roma and then were held to a scoreless draw with Inter. They were able to rebound by beating Genoa in their most recent fixture, which has pulled them two points behind Juventus. With the Bianconeri taking on AC Milan in a potentially tricky fixture, Maurizio Sarri’s men will be keen on taking advantage of Sassuolo’s bad form to put pressure on La Vecchia Signora.
Napoli clearly have thrown everything into winning the Scudetto, and that includes basically sacrificing other competitions. They boast arguably the best away record in the league, with wins in 12 so far. In fact, they have yet to lose an away game and they certainly are looking good to make it a 15th away win this term sans a loss.
As for Sassuolo they beat Udinese to finally end their long-standing winless run and finally pick up their first win of 2018. Still, the Neroverdi have floundered since Eusebio Di Francesco’s departure and are looking dangerously close to the drop as opposed to being anywhere near a European spot, let alone a place in mid-table. They come into this game having just two games at their home ground, and are without a win in their last five at MAPEI Stadium.
Sassuolo vs Napoli: Head-to-head
- Napoli are undefeated in their last 27 away matches
- Sassuolo have failed to win their last 5 home matches
- Napoli have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 away matches
- Sassuolo have won only one Serie A game against Napoli (L5 D3)
Sassuolo vs Napoli: Prediction
Napoli come into this game still unbeaten on the road and more important, they have managed to keep a clean sheet in their last five away fixtures. With Sassuolo struggling for goals – they’re the worst-performing side in terms of goal output (18) – the visitors not only should be able to pick up a relatively comfortable three points but also a clean sheet.
Sassuolo vs Napoli: Bet tips
Over 2.5 goals at 1.67
Napoli – WIN (YES) and BTTS (NO) at 2.20