Serie A: Sassuolo vs Napoli Preview

Sassuolo

22 December 2019 live

20:45 UTC

Serie A

Napoli

 

Sassuolo beat Brescia 2-0 away midweek and have lost just one of their last seven Serie A (SA) matches (W2, D4). That was just their fourth clean sheet this season (25%), and marked the first time since January that Sassuolo have kept back-to-back shutouts.
Despite scoring 18 home goals (joint second best in SA), Sassuolo have won only three of their eight league matches here (D1, L4). That’s mainly because they have conceded 15 goals in last six home fixtures, with their opponents scoring exactly four goals twice. In turn, all their home SA matches have seen at least three goals.
Napoli have lost two of their last three SA matches (D1) by a 2-1 scoreline and are now amid a run of eight SA rounds without a victory (D5, L3). Seven of those fixtures saw both teams score with Napoli conceding the final goal in three of the four draws (that didn’t end goalless).
The ‘Partenopei’ have conceded only five goals after the break during that run, but with three arriving in the last ten minutes of play (including added time). On the road though, Napoli have won just two SA games this season (D4, L2) and four of their last five conceded goals have arrived before the break.

Players to watch: Ciccio Caputo (SAS) has netted eight SA goals this season, with four of his five home goals arriving before the break.
Arkadiusz Milik has scored four of Napoli’s last five competitive goals and found the net in seven of the last eight matches he has played in.
Stat attack: Sassuolo have scored eleven of their 18 league goals at home in the first half.
Napoli haven’t scored here before the break in last three H2Hs.
There have been at least five yellow cards shown in Sassuolo’s last five competitive matches (6.8 per game).

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 20:45.