Serie A – Napoli at home to Sassuolo

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Napoli hope to maintain League lead, as they take on Sassuolo at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona this Saturday at 3:00pm GMT.

Leaders Napoli are currently eight places higher than their rivals Sassuolo, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and ninth positions respectively.

League leaders Napoli will seek to win every game, this match is no exception

Napoli will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Roma at Stadio Olimpico. Luciano Spalletti’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.

Also, can League leaders Napoli extend their incredible run of seven wins? 9 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws; That’s worth the number one spot in the League having won nine games and drawn two fixtures.

Playing at home, Napoli have won four meetings and drawn one game.

The ultimate prize this season will be for Napoli to finish top of the Serie A and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.

Good atacking and defensive team

Napoli’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding nine goals in their previous games. Napoli have a good scoring record this season, with 26 netted so far (24 from open play and two penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (5), Victor Osimhen (4), and Matteo Politano (3).

It is likely that two key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Luciano Spalletti and his Napoli team.

Sassuolo have so far accrued 15 points in this season of the Serie A

Sassuolo will be hoping to increase their row, after victories over both Hellas Verona and Atalanta.

Also, Sassuolo keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season. Their position is ninth in the League and they have 15 points, that is, 4W, 4L and 3D having won four meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost four matches.

Sassuolo will travel to Napoli with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one win, two darts, and two losses.

Winning this fixture will see Sassuolo on 18 points.

Alessio Dionisi could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.

Napoli v Sassuolo – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Napoli and Sassuolo have faced each other 19 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Napoli’s favour (10 – 2). Additionally, Napoli recent form against Sassuolo has been outstanding, winning on nine out of the last 15 fixtures. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 6-1 win for Gli Azzurri.

Performance Report

For Napoli, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, one of their best scorers, has nettedfive goals in 11 League matches this campaign, while Davide Frattesi scoredfour goals in 11 League games so far for Sassuolo.

Other standout players for Napoli are Victor Osimhen and Matteo Politano with four goals and three goals respectively and for Sassuolo are Andrea Pinamonti and Armand Lauriente with two goals and two goals respectively.