Napoli play Sassuolo in Round 12 of the 2022-23 Serie A season.
The match is scheduled at 1:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 29 October 2022. The venue is Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Napoli.
Latest odds on betting sites
Napoli to win odds are priced at 1.30 (-330 American; 10/33 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 5.50 (+450; 9/2), while Sassuolo to win odds are priced at 10.00 (+900; 9/1).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Napoli — 70%, draw — 20%, Sassuolo — 10%.
Latest betting odds on Napoli vs Sassuolo (29 October 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.44 (-225; 4/9)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.75 (+175; 7/4)
- Asian handicap (-1.5) on Napoli — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
- Asian handicap (+1.5) on Sassuolo — 2.06 (+106; 53/50)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
Match preview and statistics
Napoli are top of the league table with 29 points and a +17 goal difference. Their unbeaten streak continues so far. The Gli Azzurri beat the Rangers 3-nil in the last game in the UCL.
Giovanni Simeone opened the scoring with the right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Giovanni Di Lorenzo with the through ball. Simeone doubled the lead in the 15th minute with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Mario Rui sent in the cross.
Leo Ostigard made it 3-nil in the 80th minute with the header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Giacomo Raspadori assisted with the cross following the corner. Team statistics: 65% possession, 1.86 expected goals, 14 total shots, six shots on target, three big chances, 728 accurate passes, 92% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, two corners and two yellow cards.
They beat Roma 1-nil in their last league match. Victor Osimhen scored the match winner in the 80th minute with a blistering straight into the left corner following the through ball from Matteo Politano.
Napoli team news: Amir Rrahmani and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa are ruled out for the game.
Sassuolo are ninth in the league table with 15 points and a +1 goal difference. They have three wins and two losses in the previous five games. I Neroverdi beat Hellas Verona 2-1 in the last match.
Verona took the lead just when the match started, as Federico Ceccherini’s shot from long range went into the bottom corner. Armand Lauriente pulled one back in the 32nd minute with a shot from the left side into the bottom right corner. Pedro Oblandg with the assist.
Davide Frattesi scored the winning goal in the 74th minute with a shot from the left following the cross from Hamed Traore. Team statistics: 51% possession, 1.47 expected goals, 14 total shots, three shots on target, two big chances, 320 accurate passes, 77% pass accuracy, seven fouls committed, four corners and one yellow card.
Sassuolo team news: Gregoire Defrel and Mert Muldur are sidelined due to injuries.
Napoli vs Sassuolo H2H
Napoli won 6-1 in the last game against Sassuolo. Both teams had drawn back-to-back in the two matches before this one.
Lineups and key players
Napoli projected starting lineup:
- Alex Meret
- Giovanni Di Lorenzo
- Leo Ostigard
- Min-Jae Kim
- Mario Rui
- Stanislav Lobotka
- Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
- Giovanni Simeone
- Giacomo Raspadori
Giovanni Simeone is the key player to watch out for. He scored two goals in the previous match against the Rangers. Simeone has two goals in six league matches. I’m sure the forward will be thinking about upping the league numbers.
Sassuolo projected starting lineup:
- Andrea Consigli
- Jeremy Toljan
- Martin Erlic
- Kaan Ayhan
- Giorgos Kyriakopoulos
- Pedro Obiang
- Kristian Thorstvedt
- Luca D’Andrea
- Davide Frattesi
- Armand Lauriente
- Andrea Pinamonti
Davide Frattesi is the key player to watch out for. He is the team’s top scorer, with four league goals scored in 11 games. The midfielder scored the game winner in the previous match against Verona.
Prediction and betting tips
Napoli are in excellent form ahead of this match. They haven’t lost a single game this season. The Gli Azzurri top their league table and their UCL standings. Sassuolo bounced back with a 2-1 win in their last game. Prior to this, they lost two straight games against Inter and Atalanta.
From the h2h record, Sassuolo have proven to be a difficult side, but Napoli beat them 6-1 in the most recent meeting. The predictions for this match are Asian handicap (-1.5) on Napoli, over 3.5 goals and BTTS (Yes). Napoli have the home advantage, which should guarantee them a win. They’ve totalled over 3.5 goals in the previous meetings and both sides have scored as well in the previous three games.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-1.5) on Napoli
Odds: 1.83 (-120 American; 5/6 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 3.5 goals
Odds: 2.10 (+110 American; 11/10 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)