Sassuolo vs Benevento Prediction & Match Preview

Sassuolo vs Benevento
Italy Serie A
Date: Friday, 11 December 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: MAPEI Stadium, Reggio Emilia.

11th round of Italian Serie A is getting opened on Friday night in Reggio Emilia where Sassuolo welcomes Benevento. Hosts have been on fire this season, managing to collect 19 points from opening ten games and spending a lot of time in the top three spots. Recent draw against Roma and loss to Inter Milan have pushed them to position number five though. Is it time for a comeback against newcomers to the elite?

Benevento also caused a couple of upsets in the last 30 days. Two biggest ones were narrow victory against Fiorentina on the road and home draw against reigning champions Juventus. As expected, Sassuolo are labelled as favorites here, currently at 1.61 odds.

Sassuolo vs Benevento Head-to-head

There were four total head to head matches between these two teams in the past. Sassuolo were victorious in three occasions, while one match ended without winner.

The last time when both were in Serie A in season 2017/18 we had two tense games. Result at this stadium was 2-2, while Sassuolo were victorious on the road 1-2.

Three out of four games have ended Over 2.5 goals.

Sassuolo vs Benevento Prediction

At multiple occasions this season, Sassuolo were the highest scoring team in Serie A. That changed obviously as they failed to find the net against Udinese, Inter Milan and Roma. The only exception in the last 30 days was duel versus Hellas Verona (won 2-0).

A big majority of those goals were scored by Francesco Caputo (five goals) and Domenico Berardi (four goals).

Appetites have grown after series of good results, but how realistic is for Sassuolo to compete for UEFA Champions League spot?

They have collected more points on the road (13) than at MAPEI Stadium (6), but we feel Benevento is way behind in quality. Visitors are currently in the safe zone, so even a loss wouldn’t be considered as huge failure. Besides home victory, we will also back Over 2.5 goals option.

Sassuolo vs Benevento Bet Tips

  • Home win @ 1.61
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.57.