The Italian Serie A continues with the 17th round on Sunday. Sassuolo is hosting their opponents from south Italy at Mapei Stadium on Sunday evening (Sassuolo – Napoli).
Napoli continues with indifferent results both at home and on the road. In fact, the visitors have failed to win their last 8 Serie A matches. Seven of those fixtures saw both teams score with Napoli conceding the final goal in three of the four draws. The ‘Partenopei’ have conceded only five goals after the break during that negative run, but with three goals arriving in the last ten minutes of play (including overtime). On the road though, Napoli has won just two SA games this season and four of their last five conceded goals have arrived before the break. In general, Napoli has picked up 21 points in 16 matches in Serie A this season: their worst points tally at this stage since 2000/01 when they were relegated at the end of the season.
On the other hand, Sassuolo won against Brescia in Brescia during the week and have lost just one of their last seven Serie A events. Although at home, Sassuolo has scored eleven of their 18 league goals in the first half. Nevertheless, Sassuolo has only managed to gather 10 points out of 8 home matches. In general, the hosts have lost just once in their last seven in the league. Their form is thus improving a lot and will have a good motivation at their home stadium against struggling ‘Partenopei’, especially when Kalidou Koulibaly is ruled out on Sunday.
Gennaro Gattuso has now a lot of pressure on him and we’ll see how and the visitors will handle this important event with possibly a lot of goals scored. All in all, we see value by backing up the home team with +1 Asian Handicap line in this Sassuolo – Napoli encounter. And if you also want to bet with the best odds and limits on the market, open an account with the best betting software, BET-IBC’s VIP-IBC!