The reigning champions wasted little time in showcasing their dominance in Serie A last weekend, as they landed a comfortable win on the road. However, Napoli will be chasing a first home success of the season on Sunday when they host Sassuolo.
Serie A Preview
Napoli finally got their hands back on the top prize in Italian football at the end of last season, but retaining the Serie A title is a much more challenging feat. However, the team would have been delighted with their performance in the opening round of matches, as they managed to overcome newly promoted Frosinone to land a 3-1 victory on the road.
A lot was made surrounding the future of Victor Osimhen throughout the summer, but the Nigerian picked up from where he left off last term on the opening day. He scored two excellent goals to secure the win for Napoli. The Italian club’s opening effort was netted after 24 minutes through Matteo Politano. Napoli have an excellent record in their first home match of the new season, as they have opened their home campaign with a win in each of the last seven seasons.
Sassuolo were handed a wake up call on the opening day of the Serie A season, as they were routinely beaten by Atalanta last weekend. The Italian side managed to register just three shots on target in the defeat, but never looked like getting themselves back into the contest.
Sassuolo will be wary of the form that they were showing at the end of last season, as they went six without a win. They are now on the longest active run without a win in Serie A after defeat on matchday one, and they will need to change that quickly if they are to avoid getting dragged into a relegation scrap this term.
Napoli vs Sassuolo Head to Head
Sassuolo have a poor record in this fixture, as they have won just once in their last 15 clashes against Napoli. Napoli have won eight times over that period, and they are unbeaten in their last five.
Napoli vs Sassuolo Prediction
The pressure will be on the hosts this weekend, as they look to continue their winning sequence this term. We fully expect the reigning champions to land victory on Sunday, as they could win their opening two league matches to start the new season for the ninth time in 13 seasons.
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