Date: 25th July 2020 at 9:00am
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Sassuolo are chasing just their second ever flight win over Napoli when they travel to the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday night (kick-of 21:45).


Napoli (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, , Mario Rui; , Lobotka, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik, Insigne.

Unavailable: Ospina, Llorente.

Sassuolo (): Consigli; Toljan, , Ferrari, Kyriakopoulos; Magnanelli, Locatelli; Berardi, Djuricic, Haraslin; Caputo.

Suspended: Bourabia.

Unavailable: Boga, Chiriches, Defrel, Obiang, Romagna.


– Napoli and Sassuolo have met 13 times in A, with the Partenopei leading by seven wins to one (D5).

– Napoli have scored in each of their 13 Serie A games against Sassuolo so far – 22 goals in total, at an average 1.7 per game.

– Sassuolo have never scored more than one goal away to Napoli in Serie A, netting only four goals in six trips to the San Paolo.

– Napoli have conceded goals in each of their last 11 home games in Serie A, equalling their longest such run from 1960.

– Sassuolo have scored in each of their last 11 league games, and could equal their best such run in the competition (12 games in 2014/15).

– Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi made only three Serie A appearances as a player, with all three coming for for Napoli in 2007/08. He has never beaten Napoli so far as a manager (D1 L4).

– After winning four games out of five following the restart of the Serie A season (L1), Napoli have won just one of their last four league games (D2 L1).

– Napoli forward Matteo Politano scored 20 goals in his 96 Serie A appearances for Sassuolo between 2015 and 2018. He has yet to score in three games against them in the competition since, however.

– Domenico Berardi made his Serie A debut in a game against Napoli in September 2013 – Berardi has been directly involved in five goals in his last four league appearances.

has scored four goals and made two assists in his last four league games, and could become Sassuolo’s first player to score in five consecutive Serie A games.