Napoli vs Sassuolo Predictions

Napoli v Sassuolo predictions for Sunday’s Serie A fixture. Defending champions started the title defence with a resounding 3-1 win over Frosinone. Can they get the second win in two games when they host Sassuolo this weekend? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Napoli vs Sassuolo Predictions


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A High-Octane Clash at Stadio Maradona

Key Stats
– Napoli have remained undefeated in 20 of their last 22 Serie A home fixtures.
– Sassuolo recorded just four away victories in the last Serie A campaign.
– Victor Osimhen boast an average goal involvement every 57 minutes against Sassuolo.

As Stadio Maradona prepares to welcome football fanatics this Sunday evening, the football world awaits an intense duel between reigning champions Napoli and their Serie A counterparts, Sassuolo. As Napoli look to continue their march after a triumphant start, Sassuolo’s journey appears a bit dimmer.

A Glorious Start for the Defending Champs

Napoli began their title defence on a high, rebounding from an early shock against newcomers Frosinone. Stadio Benito Stirpe had foreseen an unexpected upset, but the champions turned the tide in style. The saviour in chief? Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian striker was in a phenomenal form, bagging a brace and ensuring a victorious start with a 3-1 scoreline. His contribution last season, with 26 Serie A goals, was instrumental, and he will be a pivotal figure for Napoli this term too.


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After the magnificent victory last season that ended a 33-year-long wait, Rudi Garcia’s men have their sights set on another trophy. However, with Luciano Spalletti off to lead Italy’s national team and a rather quiet transfer window, the journey might prove to be a tad challenging. With no significant changes, Napoli will be fielding a familiar lineup for their season debut at Stadio Maradona, a ground where they’ve been historically dominant.

Sassuolo’s Search for Momentum

Sassuolo’s story so far presents a stark contrast. Their journey has been a rocky one, having concluded the previous season disappointingly and suffering a loss in the opener against Atalanta. Alessio Dionisi, the head coach, is under immense pressure, with the team enduring the longest winless streak in Serie A, spanning seven games. Their 13th-place finish last term didn’t do justice to the heights the club had achieved during Roberto De Zerbi’s tenure. The start to Dionisi’s third year seems to be on rocky grounds. Their talismanic forward, Domenico Berardi, remained absent amidst transfer speculations, further weakening their squad.

Players to Watch Out For

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, having missed Napoli’s opener, is set to return against Sassuolo. His impressive stats against Sassuolo will be a cause of concern for the visitors. Meanwhile, Osimhen’s incredible goal involvement rate against Sassuolo makes him a player to keep an eye on.

For Sassuolo, in Berardi’s absence, the responsibility will lie on the shoulders of their new signings, Andrea Pinamonti and Samuele Mulattieri. Maxime Lopez’s notable presence in the midfield, evidenced by his outstanding passing stats, could be instrumental in carving opportunities.


1. Napoli’s Dominant Home Display

A. Win to Nil for Napoli: One cannot ignore the sheer prowess and dominance Napoli have showcased, particularly when they’re playing at home. Their recent statistics further underline their supremacy – losing just two of their last 22 home games in Serie A. This impressive feat becomes even more potent when contrasted against Sassuolo’s unimpressive away form. Sassuolo managed only four victories on the road in the previous league campaign. Taking into consideration Napoli’s stalwart defensive record – keeping 18 clean sheets last season (only surpassed by Lazio and Juventus) and conceding a meagre 15 goals in their 19 home matches, it seems highly probable that they’ll restrict Sassuolo from finding the back of the net.

Given the Neroverdi’s inability to score in their opener against Atalanta, coupled with their underwhelming performance on the road last season, a ‘win to nil’ scenario for Napoli isn’t just likely, it’s almost expected. The Stadio Diego Armando Maradona will be a fortress difficult to breach for Sassuolo.

2. A Conservative Goal Margin

B. Correct Score Prediction – 2-0 in Favour of Napoli: Sassuolo’s trip to Naples seems poised to be an uphill battle, especially when we remember the 4-0 drubbing they received in the corresponding fixture last October. While Napoli are known for their offensive might, the early stages of the season often see teams still gelling and finding their rhythm.

Considering Napoli’s defence-first approach (emphasised by their low goal concession record at home) and their comprehensive win over Frosinone, a 2-0 victory seems a well-calculated prediction. It’s a scoreline that respects Napoli’s attacking threat but also acknowledges that they might not hit their top gear just yet.

3. Osimhen – The Man to Watch

C. Goalscorer Prediction – Victor Osimhen: Victor Osimhen has not just been a name; he’s been a statement. Fresh from his heroics in the last match and having started this season with a sharp appetite for goals, Osimhen seems the man most likely to get on the scoresheet. The Nigerian striker’s stats against Sassuolo further solidify this prediction. He’s been directly involved in six goals from only four encounters with Sassuolo, averaging a goal involvement nearly every hour.

Given his predatory instincts, which played a pivotal role in him netting 26 Serie A goals last term and his present form, it’s hard to see past Osimhen as the prime candidate to score at least once in the upcoming fixture.


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Luca Semproni
Luca Semproni was born in Italy and loves Italian football to the core. A well-known Youtuber in the tipping space, he has collaborated with BettingTips4You for several years, providing great tips, especially on the Italian football and European Cups. A disillusioned Roma fan!