Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Napoli will be looking to retain top position in the Serie A with a win over Sassuolo at their Stadio San Paolo. The Partenopei recorded a hard-fought win at Genoa in their last league fixture, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to win their first Scudetto since 1990. Maurizio Sarri’s men are seen as hot favourites to win Sunday’s football game against Sassuolo and we predict that the league leaders are going to prove their worth on the field. Dries Mertens scored a brace in the 3-2 triumph over Genoa and all eyes will be on the pacey Belgian attacker when the two teams face each other at Stadio San Paolo. The Neroverdi, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Udinese in front of home fans on Wednesday evening and, no doubt, they are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Naples. Taking everything into account, we are positive that the visitors will return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Marek Hamsik):
Marek Hamsik is a Slovakian football player born on 27th of July 1987 in Banska Bystrica. Hamsik strated his football career playing for Slovan Bratislava where he made his debut in 2004. After 4 games he got transferred to Brescia where he played for more than 64 games. In season 2007/2008 Hamsik signed a contract at Napoli which paid Brescia approximately 5.5 million euro. Hamsik made his debut for the Slovakian national team in February 2007 and participated in the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Hamsik is a offensive midfielder which is known for his impressive vision. Hamsik was part of the Napoli team that managed to became runner up and reach to the Champions League. With Edison Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi Napoli was a feared team. Hamsik won the Coppa Italia twice in 2011/2012 and in 2013/2014 with Napoli. In the season 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 Hamsik was rewarded as the best Slovakian football player of the year.
Highlighted Team (Sassuolo):
US Sassuolo Calcio is an Italian football club from Sassuolo, state Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region. In the season 2012/2013 Sassuolo managed to promote to the Serie A before playing in the Serie B for four seasons. Sassuolo was founded in 1922 and is known for being one of the smaller teams in the Serie A.
Sassuolo hosts its home games in the Stadio Citta del Tricolore which holds a capacity for approximately 21 000 spectators. Sassuolo is also known as i Neroverdi and plays at home in black and green. The biggest achievements in the club history were in 2007/2008 where the club won the Serie C1 and in season 2012/2013 were Sassuolo won the Serie B as well.
Known players in the club history are Andrea Poli, Antonio Floro Flores, Simone Zaga and Reto Ziegler.