Napoli vs Sassuolo lineups, 3 predictions – Serie A

Napoli vs Sassuolo lineups, 3 predictions – Serie A
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Spotlight will be at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples as Napoli vs Sassuolo lock horns in the Serie A. Kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 BST on Sunday, 27 August 2023.

This clash marks a return to league action back at the champions home ground where they will be looking to continue their impressive start to the new campaign.

A Victor Osimhen brace inspired Napoli to a 1-3 victory against newly promoted side Frosinone last Saturday, while Sassuolo suffered a 0-2 defeat at home to Atalanta in their opening match of the league season. Which team will come out on top in this clash?

Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli
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Napoli vs Sassuolo probable lineups

We have here the lineups of how we think these teams will start this Serie A game.

Napoli

Goalkeeper: Alex Meret
Defenders: Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Mathias Olivera
Midfielders: Frank Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka, Piotr Zielinski
Forwards: Matteo Politano, Victor Osimhen, Kvicha Kvaratskhelia

Rudi Garcia is expected to field a 4-3-3 formation that worked so well for the Partenopei last season with an exact lineup from the Frosinone encounter.

Sassuolo

Goalkeeper: Andrea Consigli
Defenders: Matias Vina, Mattia Viti, Martin Erlic, Jeremy Toljan
Midfielders: Maxime Lopez, Matteus Henrique, Nedim Bajrami
Forwards: Armand Lauriente, Gregoire Defrei, Andrea Pinamonti

Coach Alessio Dionisi could decide to still stick to his 4-2-3-1 setup that failed at home last week as his side square off with Napoli.

Napoli vs Sassuolo confirmed lineups

Napoli

it
4-3-3
1
Alex Meret
it
22
Giovanni Di Lorenzo
it
13
Amir Rrahmani
xk
17
Mathias Olivera
uy
99
Andre Zambo Anguissa
cm
68
Stanislav Lobotka
sk
20
Piotr Zielinski
pl
21
Matteo Politano
it
9
Victor Osimhen
ng
81
Giacomo Raspadori
it
Substitutes
55
Leo Ostigard
no
24
Jens-Lys Cajuste
se
23
Alessio Zerbin
it
7
Eljif Elmas
mk
3
Natan
br
77
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
ge
11
Hirving Lozano
mx
6
Mario Rui
pt
38
Lorenzo Russo
it
95
Pierluigi Gollini
it
18
Giovanni Simeone
ar
14
Nikita Contini
it

Sassuolo

Sassuolo
4-2-3-1
5
Martin Erlic
hr
17
Matias Vina
uy
24
Daniel Boloca
ro
11
Nedim Bajrami
al
9
Andrea Pinamonti
it
Substitutes
23
Cristian Volpato
it
3
Marcus Holmgren Pedersen
no
42
Kristian Thorstvedt
no
6
Uros Racic
rs
29
Yeferson Paz Blandon
co

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Napoli vs Sassuolo predictions

It's important to point out that both teams play attacking football, and we should expect an end-to-end affair in this clash.

Prediction 1: Napoli to win

The Partenopei have won all three last encounters with Sassuolo ahead of this clash; they defeated Frosinone in their opening game of the season, while today's opponents lost. Confidence is high on the side of the champions and there is little chance that they will drop points in this game.

Prediction 2: Napoli to Score both Halves

Napoli with Victor Osimhen leading the attack are a dangerous team and a guaranteed goal-scoring side. They scored on both halves in their last game against Frosinone; they've also netted on both halves in three of five last encounters with Sassuolo.

Players in action, Napoli vs Sassuolo
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Prediction 3: Both Teams to Score

Our last prediction for this skirmish is on both teams' scoring. Sassuolo may not have scored in their last game, but it is worth knowing that the last five encounters between these teams have seen both sides scoring on three occasions. Also, Napoli is a team that both scores and concedes, and these all makes this match a likely clash with goals on both ends.

Napoli vs Sassuolo Head to Head

Napoli and Sassuolo have played each other on many occasions. Since 2014, both teams have met 19 times; 11 wins went the way of Rudi Garcia's side while Sassuolo have 2 wins, with 6 games ending in draws.

The last five results between both teams:

Italy Serie A 17/02/23

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

0
it

Napoli

2

Italy Serie A 29/10/22

it

Napoli

4
Sassuolo

Sassuolo

0

Italy Serie A 30/04/22

it

Napoli

6
Sassuolo

Sassuolo

1

Italy Serie A 01/12/21

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

2
it

Napoli

2

Italy Serie A 03/03/21

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

3
it

Napoli

3

Where to watch Napoli vs Sassuolo live in Nigeria

Napoli vs Sassuolo clash will be broadcast in Nigeria live on Canal+ Sport 1, DSTV Now, GOTV, Supersport and ESPN for fans' viewing across the country.

Fans can as well catch up with the actions on both teams official TV platform and YouTube channels.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.