Sassuolo vs Napoli
Italy Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Kick-Off at 17.30 UK
Venue: MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore, Reggio nell’Emilia.
Napoli travel to Reggio nell’Emilia to take on top-half rivals Sassuolo on Wednesday evening at MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore. I Partinopei managed to bounce back from the UEFA Europa League elimination by beating bottom-half Benevento 2-0 on Sunday.
Matteo Politano and Dries Mertens were on the scoreline in a match which saw Kalidou Koulibaly getting sent off nine minutes from time. Gennaro Gattuso will thus be without the influential centre-back, certainly not something he can feel happy about ahead of the clash with Sassuolo.
The Neroverdi had additional days of rest as their clash against Torino was postponed. Sassuolo had previously taken four points from the last two league affairs against Crotone and Bologna.
It is worth mentioning that Roberto De Zerbi’s men kind of disappointed their fans with a 1-1 draw to Bologna who had 10 men on the pitch or more than an hour of the contest.
Sassuolo vs Napoli Head-to-head
- Napoli were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
- I Partinopei won 9, drew 5, and lost 2 of 16 encounters with Sassuolo.
- Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that I Neroverdi picked up a 0-2 victory when they met Napoli in the first part of the season.
- Only one of the last seven head to head encounters saw three or more goals scored.
Sassuolo vs Napoli Prediction
Despite the most recent head to head history, this match has “Both Teams To Score screaming out of it”. Napoli have a powerful attacking line with the likes of Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens, and Matteo Politano and they are capable of scoring against any team in the division. Sassuolo have not kept a clean sheet in 13 successive outings across competitions (12 in the league).
On the other side, Napoli have lost five subsequent away matches in all competitions conceding at least two goals in each of the defeats along the way. Both Teams To Score is a banker pick at the odds of 1.57.
As for the match-winner, we can’t quite see the value in backing the away victory at the 2.00 odds knowing I Partinopei head into the game off the back of five straight away defeats. We’ll go with Sassuolo not to lose at the 1.72 odds.