Sassuolo vs Napoli Prediction and Analysis
The opening match of the 23rd round in the Italian Serie A is between the teams of Sassuolo and Napoli.
The match was postponed to Friday at the request of the guests because of their upcoming 1/8-final of the Champions League .
Sassuolo are unlikely to face the leader of the standings who have gained serious momentum at this very moment.
Although the Green-Blacks are on a good streak of 2 wins and 2 draws .
And they have already shown that they are not afraid to play against the top teams.
Recording wins over two of the Top 4 contenders (Atalanta and AC Milan) in recent weeks.
But now they face the most balanced and playing with ethereal ease team in Serie A this season.
It is an indisputable fact that Luciano Spalletti managed to make a great weld out of his stars.
And his Parthenopei play equally strong both in attack and defense .
Because they are the team that simultaneously leads the ranking in both of these indicators.
Viktor Osimhen has made a major contribution to the 54 goals scored by Napoli in the championship.
Who has been like a fury lately and scores in every game.
I also expect the Nigerian to lead his team to victory with at least one goal.
The last 4 matches between these two rivals have been a real festival of high-scoring football.
With each of them finishing with 4+ goals.
Including two wins for Napoli in the most recent meetings, which ended with scores of 6-1 and 4-0.
This is how my combined prediction for this match was formed.
Sassuolo fired the coach due to poor results
The Sassuolo side have been on a terrible run that started at the end of October.
This streak included 8 consecutive matches without a win in Calcio, of which 6 were lost.
Because of these very poor results came the dismissal of the previous coach Roberto de Dzerbi.
Sassuolo reborn under Alessio Dionisi (2-2-0)
Alessio Dionisi was appointed as the new coach of Sassuolo. And the results of his work were not long in coming.
First they defeated the champions Milan 5-2 in an extraordinary meeting at the San Siro.
After that, Dionysi's men took maximum points from another strong club from Lombardy - Atalanta.
Lauriente's 55th-minute strike was enough to secure victory over fellow 10-man Bergamaschi.
With the 2-2 draw against Udinese last round, Sassuolo's unbeaten run extended to 4 matches in a row .
Napoli moved 15 points clear at the top of Serie A
Napoli's title crusade continued apace last week.
When at home to relegated Cremoense they cruised to an easy 3-0 win.
As the usual suspects, Kvartzhelia and Osimhen did not fail to sign off.
Napoli is on a streak of 6 consecutive victories in the Calcio
Of the teams in Europe's top five leagues, only Man United and PSG have won more games in all competitions than Napoli's total of 23 this season.
And ahead of their return to the Champions League later this month, they will now be looking for a seventh consecutive Serie A win.
Staying on course for 100 points at your current level.
Spalletti's side have also lost fewer games than any club other than Bayern in the top flight - just two from 29 games.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Consigli; Zortea, Erlik, Tresoldi, Markitsa; Fratesi, Obiang, Enrique; Berardi, Defrel, Loriente
Lineup: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rahmani, Kim, Oliveira; Anguisa, Lobotka, Ndombele; Lozano, Osimene, Raspadori