Sassuolo welcome SSC Napoli on Wednesday in Serie A. The host will be motivated by the possibility of closing the gap in the table on the visitors. On the other hand, the latter could distance themselves even further with a win in this exciting round 15 match. Ranked as number 12 Sassuolo have scraped together 18 points from 14 matches. With 35 points, SSC Napoli earned themselves a place as number 1 in the Serie A following 14 encounters.
Sassuolo trails SSC Napoli by double digits in the standings, but beating the league leaders in the Serie A still holds a lot of prestige. The hosts could gain a ton of confidence from a win here.
Sassuolo step into their next home match this coming Wednesday having scored a tolerable average of 1.8 goals in 10 matches. They managed a total of 18 goals, while also allowing 16 goals against. That is an average of 1.6 goals against per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet 1 time in those matches.
SSC Napoli enter their next Serie A match, averaging a highly satisfactory 2 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a presentable total of 20 goals, while also conceding 5 goals. That amounts to an average of 0.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 7 times. Get all our predictions here!
Stats and facts for Sassuolo and SSC Napoli.
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Sassuolo's last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Sassuolo's last 8 matches in the row;
- Sassuolo conceded the last 8 matches in a row;
- Both teams scored in Sassuolo's last 8 matches in the row.
- SSC Napoli scored in the last 39 of 41 matches;
- SSC Napoli have not conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in SSC Napoli's last 2 of 4 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in SSC Napoli's last 2 of 4 matches.
Current form — Sassuolo v. SSC Napoli
Sassuolo hope to boost points tally.
Results have been on par for Sassuolo in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. Sassuolo have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. First, they went down 3-2 against Udinese, before picking up a 2-2 draw against Cagliari. Their latest match brought a 3-1 win in their encounter with AC Milan.
SSC Napoli looking for more
Results have been on par for SSC Napoli in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. SSC Napoli suffered a couple of disappointments in their last 3 matches as they were run over by Inter in a 3-2 defeat. Spartak Moskva also proved too hard to handle as they won 2-1, before SSC Napoli were able to strike back last time out in a 4-0 win against Lazio.
In a match between two sides performing almost identical in recent weeks, we still favour SSC Napoli to first make a breakthrough. The bookmakers currently settle the price for a home win at 4.00. Should your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 1.90. Adding a draw to the accumulator will get you odds 3.60.
Sassuolo v. SSC Napoli — fixture history
Neither Sassuolo nor SSC Napoli managed a breakthrough when they last faced each other in Serie A. They ended up settling for a point in a 3-3 draw at Stadio Mapei - Citta del Tricolore. Sassuolo head into their upcoming match against SSC Napoli with a 10% winning record in recent Serie A meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 1-5-4 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 40%. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 10 matches between Sassuolo and SSC Napoli. Both teams found the back of the net 7 times in those 10 matches.
Current table in the Serie A
Looking at the Serie A standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 17 points. Sassuolo cannot squeeze past SSC Napoli in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. SSC Napoli, number 1 on 35 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Wednesday.
It is difficult to look past Dries Mertens, when searching for a goalscorer. He seems in wonderful shape and hit the target 3 times in recent matches for SSC Napoli. His season total reads 3 goals scored in Serie A matches right now.
With 4 goals lately for Sassuolo, Domenico Berardi is the player to look out for. He will be gunning for more Serie A goals on Wednesday.