Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Stadio San Paolo when Napoli and Sassuolo go head to head in the Serie A round 6. The Neapolitans have been producing fine displays in the Serie A of late, with the team recording back-to-back wins over Atalanta and Benevento in the previous two league fixtures. Genaro Gattuso’s men aim to overtake Milan in top position in the standings, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s football game.
The Neroverdi, on the other hand, aim to extend their unbeaten run to six games, and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Lorenzo Insigne has overcome his injury, and the experienced attacker who found the net in the 2-1 win over Benevento, will be the man to watch in the home team. Napoli defenders should have Serbia international Filip Djuricic at bay.
Highlighted Player (Dries Mertens):
Dries Mertens is a Belgian football player born on the 6th of May 1987 in Leuven. Mertens started his football career in the youth of RSC Anderlecht and AA Gent. In season 2005/2006 he made his debut for the first team of AA Gent.
After playing for AGOVV, FC Utrecht and PSV Mertens got transferred to Napoli for approximately 9.5 million euro. Mertens made his debut for the Belgian national team in October 2010 and played over 40 games for the national team already. Mertens played during World Cup 2014 and EURO 2016 for Belgium.
Mertens is a right attacking midfielder, which can play as a forward as well. Mertens is known for being a very small fast player, which has the ability to get past several defenders and deliver a cross to his team mates. In his career Mertens didn’t win any big prizes yet. The biggest achievements of Mertens are winning the Dutch national cup with PSV in 2011/2012, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa in 2014 with Napoli.
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.