Betting tip: Napoli should be too strong for out-form Sassuolo

Napoli lacked a killer punch against Kiev in midweek, but the Sassuolo defence is a very generous. 

Napoli came through a difficult assignment in Udine last time out and will be looking to make it back to back wins. 


Bet365 make Napoli 3/10 favourites with Sassuolo priced at 9/1 

Napoli are missing some killer instinct. Losing Arkadriusz Milik was an almighty blow and one from which they have failed to recover. They should have stocked up on firepower pre-season as Manos Gabbiadini isn't the answer and is struggling for form. Rumours of Simone Zaza returning to Italy in January are positive, but Napoli need a frontman for important games such as this one. 

Their Champions League qualification hangs in the balance after failing to find the target on Wednesday night. It's a very competitive Group B and anything could happen on the final matchday. 

In the league, they got back to winning ways against Udinese, but they start this game 2 points outside the European spots and will be looking to climb back into the top six. 

They've won four of their six home matches this season dropping points against Roma and Lazio, but this should be an easier task. They have a number of talented players such as Marek Hamsik and Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon all impressing in recent weeks. Dries Mertens is inconsistent, but is capable of moments of magic. 

Sassuolo lost again on Thursday conceding another four goals to Athletic Bilbao. They disappointed last weekend, blowing a 2-0 lead away at Sampdoria. They are heading the wrong way down the table, but at least their focus can be channelled into Serie A now following their elimination from the Europa League. 

Domenico Berardi continues to be absent for the visitors, but they have won just once in 10 competitive games and it seems unlikely they will end that run here. 

Francesco Di Eusebio is finding himself under pressure and another loss here will only add to that. 


The best bet in this clash is backing Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score? Yes at 21/20 with Bet365 

Over 3 goals in the game is priced at 6/5 and should be backed. 

Lorenzo Insigne got back to form last weekend and is 11/10 anytime. 

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