Sassuolo welcome Napoli to the Mapei Stadium for this Matchday 15 encounter in the Italian Serie A. Both teams come into this match on the back of excellent wins with Sassuolo upsetting high flying AC Milan 3-1 and Napoli beating Lazio 4-0. The home team are in 12th position with 18 points and the visitors are top of the pile on 35 points. Sassuolo are 12th on the table but a win could take them as high as sixth position. The table is very congested in the middle so a good run by the home team could see them challenging for the Europa League positions. They have a mixed home record with two wins, two draws and three losses. In their last five home matches against Napoli they are yet to record a win with four matches ending in draws.
Napoli bounced back after suffering their first league defeat of the season to Inter Milan by crushing Lazio 4-0. The league leaders are three points clear of second placed AC Milan. They know a victory in this match could potentially open up a six point gap at the top. Napoli were on a 14 match unbeaten run away from home before losing their last two matches against Inter and Spartak Moscow in the Europa League. The visitors last lost a match away to Sassuolo in 2015. Napoli have only lost two matches in their last eleven matches across all competitions.
Napoli have the opportunity to increase their lead while Sassuolo will be hoping the win over AC Milan will be the turning point in their season. Napoli are in great form and have an excellent record against Sassuolo therefore we are backing Napoli to win this match and more than 2.5 goals to be scored.