Sassuolo vs Cesena
Coppa Italia – Round of 16
Date: Wednesday, 18th January 2017
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Citta del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia.
Sassuolo seem to have recovered somewhat from a poor first half to the 2016/17 season. They went into the New Year with 1 win and 2 draws from 10 games, losing out on 7. The started the year 2017 with a goal-less draw at home against Torino and then thrashed Palermo 4-1 at the same venue to register their first win in 5 games. Sassuolo are currently 16th in the Serie A standings, 11 points above the relegation zone.
Cesena are struggling in the Serie B and are inside the relegation play-off zone. They have 23 points from 21 games, managing just 5 wins during the period. One of the main problems is their poor record in away games. They are yet to win an away game this season with 11 games so far producing 3 draws and 8 losses. Cesana defeated Empoli via an extra time goal to qualify for the quarter finals of the Coppa Italia tournament.
The winner of this match between Sassuolo and Cesana will play the winner of Roma versus Sampdoria fixture, scheduled to be played this Thursday.
Sassuolo vs Cesena: Head-to-head stats
Sassuolo are unbeaten in the six recent meetings against Cesena, with 4 wins and 2 draws. They have won in all their previous three visits to Cesena, while the record at home is 1 win and 2 draws.
Sassuolo vs Cesena: Prediction
Judging by how Sassuolo have started the New Year, they must not find any difficulty in overtaking a struggling Cesena. Also they have a good head-to-head record over this particular opponent. Cesena are on a 6 match losing streak in away games and they have conceded early goals in 5 of them. An ht/ft for Sassuolo at 2.25 looks like an excellent pick for this game.
Sassuolo vs Cesena: Bet Tips
Half-Time/Full-Time – Sassuolo/Sassuolo at 2.25 (5/4).