By claiming all three points at Sassuolo on Friday night, Napoli appears well-positioned to move closer to clinching the Serie A title.
Every week that passes, Napoli’s chances of winning their first Scudetto since 1989-90 increase. They enter Friday’s match against Sassuolo with a 15-point advantage over second-place Inter Milan, having lost only once this season.
Napoli has won four consecutive matches in all competitions and has won six consecutive matches in Serie A.
With only seven points separating them from the relegation zone, Sassuolo cannot completely rule out a relegation battle despite their current four-game unbeaten streak.
I Neroverdi tend to perform better at home, with 14 of their 24 points coming at Mapei Stadium, but a fifth home loss of the season appears likely when the league’s runaway leaders visit.
Sassuolo vs Napoli Betting Tips
- Napoli to win and both teams to score @ 15/8
- Over 1.5 goals and Victor Osimhen to score anytime @ 10/11
Right-back Jeremy Toljan has missed Sassuolo’s last three games with a hamstring injury and he’s set to be sidelined once again.
Nadir Zortea has been deputising in Toljan’s absence and is expected to retain his spot after their recent upturn in form.
Mert Muldur has been unavailable since August and he remains in the treatment room, although Rogerio is set to return after serving a one-game ban for an accumulation of yellow cards.
Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has done a remarkable job of keeping his players fit and they travel on Friday with a clean bill of health.
Spalletti has the luxury of rotating ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg tie at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Tanguy Ndombele and Giacomo Raspadori are likely to benefit, with Piotr Zielinkski and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia expected to be rested.
Napoli to win and both teams to score @ 15/8
Napoli already appear to hold an insurmountable lead at the summit and it’s merely a case of going through the motions to keep second-placed Inter Milan at bay.
With thoughts ahead to next week’s Champions League return, Napoli are unlikely to be at full strength for this clash and that could offer Sassuolo the chance to get on the scoresheet in defeat.
Sassuolo have netted at least one goal in eight of their 10 home Serie A fixtures, while both teams have scored in this fixture at Mapei Stadium in each of the last seven editions.
Ultimately, Napoli should have too much for their rivals and backing an away win with both teams to score looks the value bet.
#PickYourPunt – Over 1.5 goals and Victor Osimhen to score anytime @ 10/11
We’ve got two legs in our #PickYourPunt, with the first requiring over 1.5 goals in the game.
At least two goals have been scored in seven of Sassuolo’s 10 home outings, while that is also true in eight of Napoli’s 11 away engagements.
We’ve picked Victor Osimhen to score anytime for the second leg and he looks an obvious candidate as he continues to dominate defences in Serie A.
The Nigeria international is the top scorer in the division, netting 17 times this campaign, and he has struck eight times in his last six league appearances.