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SSC Napoli vs. Sassuolo Calcio 3/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

SSC Napoli visits Sassuolo Calcio on 3/3/2021 at 12:30PM

Sassuolo Calcio encounters SSC Napoli in a regular season match. SSC Napoli with a record of 14-1-8 this season comes into this game with a 6-0-5 record on the road. Sassuolo Calcio is 9-8-6 this season and is 3-5-3 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for SSC Napoli and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their last match, Sassuolo Calcio won and now turns their attention to SSC Napoli at home in friendly territory.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Sassuolo Calcio and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Sassuolo Calcio played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

The SSC Napoli Roster

The Players to Watch for the SSC Napoli

Giovanni Di Lorenzo DF

Giovanni Di Lorenzo has 16 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Giovanni Di Lorenzo had 6 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Giovanni Di Lorenzo had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Giovanni Di Lorenzo has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Giovanni Di Lorenzo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 30 fouls this season. He has drawn 34 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Hirving Lozano FW

Hirving Lozano has 50 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Hirving Lozano has 23 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Hirving Lozano had 17 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his SSC Napoli teammates, Hirving Lozano had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Hirving Lozano has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Hirving Lozano has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 30 fouls this season. He has drawn 58 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Lorenzo Insigne FW

As a shooter, Lorenzo Insigne had 80 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Lorenzo Insigne had 22 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Lorenzo Insigne has 17 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Lorenzo Insigne has 10 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Lorenzo Insigne has 4 Yellow Cards this season. Lorenzo Insigne has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Kostas Manolas DF

Kostas Manolas has 4 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Kostas Manolas has 2 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Kostas Manolas had 16 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Kostas Manolas has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kostas Manolas has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kostas Manolas has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Piotr Zieliński MF

As a shooter, Piotr Zieliński had 37 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Piotr Zieliński had 16 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Piotr Zieliński has 16 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his SSC Napoli teammates, Piotr Zieliński had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Piotr Zieliński has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Piotr Zieliński has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Tiemoué Bakayoko MF

As a shooter, Tiemoué Bakayoko had 8 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tiemoué Bakayoko had 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Tiemoué Bakayoko had 15 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his SSC Napoli teammates, Tiemoué Bakayoko had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tiemoué Bakayoko has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tiemoué Bakayoko has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 23 fouls this season. He has drawn 39 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Kalidou Koulibaly DF

As a shooter, Kalidou Koulibaly had 7 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Kalidou Koulibaly had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Kalidou Koulibaly had 15 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Kalidou Koulibaly has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kalidou Koulibaly has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kalidou Koulibaly has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Fabián Ruiz Peña MF

Fabián Ruiz Peña has 23 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Fabián Ruiz Peña had 6 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Fabián Ruiz Peña has 14 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Fabián Ruiz Peña has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Fabián Ruiz Peña has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Fabián Ruiz Peña has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Serie A action.

The Sassuolo Calcio Roster

The Players to Watch for the Sassuolo Calcio

Manuel Locatelli MF

Manuel Locatelli has 28 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Manuel Locatelli has 6 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Manuel Locatelli had 20 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Manuel Locatelli has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Manuel Locatelli has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Manuel Locatelli has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 38 fouls this season. He has drawn 32 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Gian Marco Ferrari DF

Gian Marco Ferrari has 16 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Gian Marco Ferrari has 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Gian Marco Ferrari had 21 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sassuolo Calcio teammates, Gian Marco Ferrari had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Gian Marco Ferrari has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gian Marco Ferrari has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Domenico Berardi FW,MF

As a shooter, Domenico Berardi had 51 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Domenico Berardi had 18 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Domenico Berardi had 16 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sassuolo Calcio teammates, Domenico Berardi had 8 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Domenico Berardi has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Domenico Berardi has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 35 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Filip Đuričić MF,FW

As a shooter, Filip Đuričić had 38 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Filip Đuričić had 9 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Filip Đuričić has 14 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sassuolo Calcio teammates, Filip Đuričić had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Filip Đuričić has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Filip Đuričić has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 30 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Francesco Caputo FW

Francesco Caputo has 32 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Francesco Caputo has 15 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Francesco Caputo has 14 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Francesco Caputo has 10 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Francesco Caputo has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Francesco Caputo has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 19 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Rogério DF

Rogério has 12 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Rogério has 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Rogério had 13 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sassuolo Calcio teammates, Rogério had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rogério has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rogério has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 23 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Vlad Chiricheș DF

Vlad Chiricheș has 9 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Vlad Chiricheș has 2 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Vlad Chiricheș has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Vlad Chiricheș has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Vlad Chiricheș has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Vlad Chiricheș has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Serie A action.

Hamed Junior Traorè FW,MF

As a shooter, Hamed Junior Traorè had 27 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Hamed Junior Traorè had 9 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Hamed Junior Traorè had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sassuolo Calcio teammates, Hamed Junior Traorè had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Hamed Junior Traorè has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Hamed Junior Traorè has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Serie A action.

SSC Napoli Team Stats

The SSC Napoli Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, SSC Napoli was able to score 1.43 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. SSC Napoli scored those goals off assists 210.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 3 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, SSC Napoli was able to score on 0.32 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, SSC Napoli attempts 6.0 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, SSC Napoli is able to get 35.4% of their shots to be on goal(target). They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

SSC Napoli Defensive Stats and Metrics

SSC Napoli gave up -3.0 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. SSC Napoli goalkeepers fended off 0.05 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. SSC Napoli truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

SSC Napoli goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 4800.0% of the time. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. SSC Napoli goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 9% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







SSC Napoli Utility Stats

SSC Napoli tried 1.61 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts SSC Napoli in the top 90 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, SSC Napoli had 13.7 interceptions. This puts SSC Napoli in the top 10 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. SSC Napoli has committed 0.09 fouls per 90 minutes of action. SSC Napoli is in the top 95 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, SSC Napoli drew 9.83 fouls. This puts SSC Napoli in the top 100 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. SSC Napoli had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 14.35 times per 90 minutes of action. SSC Napoli is in the top 90 percentile in offside calls against them.

Sassuolo Calcio Team Stats

The Sassuolo Calcio Offensive Stats and Metrics

Sassuolo Calcio scored 0.96 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sassuolo Calcio was able to score 2 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sassuolo Calcio was able to score on 0.30 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Sassuolo Calcio attempted 4.3 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Sassuolo Calcio is able to get 31.2% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Sassuolo Calcio Defensive Stats and Metrics

Sassuolo Calcio gave up -4.33 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 0.06 shots were saved by Sassuolo Calcio goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 6800.0% of shots on target were saved by Sassuolo Calcio goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Sassuolo Calcio. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

Sassuolo Calcio Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Sassuolo Calcio had 1.7 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Sassuolo Calcio in the top 75 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sassuolo Calcio had 9.74 interceptions. Sassuolo Calcio is in the top 95 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Sassuolo Calcio has committed 0.0 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Sassuolo Calcio is in the top 25 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Sassuolo Calcio drew 12.78 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Sassuolo Calcio in the top 90 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Sassuolo Calcio had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 12.22 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Sassuolo Calcio in the top 20 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

SSC Napoli vs. Sassuolo Calcio Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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