23rd round of the Italian top-tier is scheduled to start on Friday night at MAPEI Stadium in Reggio Emilia where Sassuolo welcome the table leaders Napoli. If visitors secure a win, they could increase their lead in Serie A by an impressive 18 points.
On the other hand, Sassuolo, the home team, are currently seven points ahead of the relegation zone, having managed to remain unbeaten for four matches. Previously, they experienced a challenging phase with eight defeats in ten league matches. However, recent performances have alleviated concerns about being relegated to the second tier of Italian football, which they have not experienced in ten years. Check our betting tips and predictions below.
Sassuolo vs Napoli Betting Tips
After losing their first game of the season against Inter Milan, Napoli supporters must have been worried about another potential setback for their team, especially given their recent unsuccessful attempts to win the title.
Napoli’s only two Serie A wins were in the 1986-87 and 1988-90 seasons, during the Diego Maradona era. However, it is highly unlikely that they will not secure their third title this season, especially after Inter Milan drew 0-0 against Sampdoria, leaving them 15 points clear of their closest rivals. In the current season, Napoli has only lost seven points in 22 matches, and a seventh consecutive league victory against Sassuolo would surely cement their lead, which is already massive. Luciano Spalletti’s team are in a strong position to take the Scudetto this season.
You Can Count On Sassuolo to Score At Least One Goal On Friday
Sassuolo have improved their game and stats drastically in comparison to pre-World Cup months. They are entering this match with high team spirits after defeating AC Milan and Atalanta very recently. The last divisional clash last weekend against Udinese ended in a four-goals thriller draw.
As mentioned above, Napoli are playing out of their minds throughout the entire campaign, and we are not questioning their high chances to beat Sassuolo. Spaletti’s men did concede six goals to this opponent in the last four head to head encounters though. Away win and both teams to score is going to be our first pick at 2/1 odds with bet365.
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22-years old striker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is one of the biggest rising stars in Europe right now. He has 18 Serie A appearances so far this season, scored nine goals and provided nine assist. While top scorer Victor Osimhen might be more logical choice, we see huge value in backing Kvaratskhelia to break the deadlock on Friday night at 6/1 odds. He scored three goals in his last four domestic games.