Our prediction for this Serie A match:
High-flying Napoli will look to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Roma when they face Sassuolo in the Serie A round 12. The Neapolitans are eyeing their eighth consecutive league win, and the bookies see them as hot favourites to pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash as well. Fit-again Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen should keep his place up front after scoring the winner at Stadio Olimpico, while defender Amir Rrahmani continues to miss out with injury.
The Neroverdi, on the other hand, came from behind to beat Verona 2-1 on home soil, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Naples. Luciano Spalletti’s troops are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. Gian Marco Ferrari is back from suspension, while both Gregoire Defrel and Mert Muldur remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Salvatore Sirigu):
Born in Nuoro, Italy on January 12, 1987, Salvatore Sirigu began his career at the youth team of Venezia at the age of 15. After spending four years at the club, Sirigu moved to Palermo in 2005 and he continued playing for the Sicilian club at senior level. The 192-cm-tall shot-stopper made 69 appearances for the Rosanero in the league and it has to be noted that he played for the like of Cremonese and Ancona (on loan) in Italy as well.
On July 28, 2011 Salvatore Sirigu signed a four-year deal with big-spending French club Paris Saint-Germain and he did well to win four Ligue 1 titles with les Parisiens. In the summer of 2017 he returned to Italy, signing a two-year deal with Torino.
Speaking of his international career, Sirigu won silver medal with Italy at the 2012 European Championship as the Azzurri suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Spain in the title game at Olympic Stadium in Kiev. He made his international debut for Italy on August 10, 2010 in a 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast.
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.