Sassuolo is looking to halve the deficit between themselves and Napoli, as they make a late push for Europa League qualification.
Gennaro Gattuso has revitalized Napoli and is rightly receiving the plaudits coming his way. The former AC Milan and Rangers midfielder has ensured his team plays with the same intensity that he managed during his playing days.
The result is that Napoli has been a force to reckon within the second half of the season. Especially after the restart, the Blues have been in terrific form.
Their off-color defeat at the hands of Parma was unexpected and they would be looking to bounce back. That defeat was their first in their last six Serie A games (W3, D2, L1).
Meanwhile, Sassuolo is on an unbeaten away form. The Black and Greens have managed 11 points (W3, D2) from their last five fixtures on the road. More interestingly, the Serie A minnows have scored more than 2 goals in four of these outings.
The Partenopei should be favored to win. Oddschecker has Napoli as the clear favorites at -182 but does not expect Sassuolo to go down without a fight.
Both teams like to concede and it is the statistic that best describes them. Especially Napoli, who are unbeaten in their last five home games (4W, 1D) but have conceded in all these games.
Overall, 71.43% of Napoli’s fixtures have witnessed both sides troubling the scoreboard. For Sassuolo, the statistic is slightly higher at 74.29%. The odds for both teams to score are -175 to land by Bet365.
Moreover, 12 Napoli fixtures have ended in a 2-1 result. For Sassuolo, this full-time result was witnessed in 10 of their fixtures. The odds for 2-1 correct score are priced at +750 by Bet365.