Sassuolo vs Chievo
Italian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore (Reggio nell’Emilia).
Sassuolo continued to struggle on Sunday evening when they fell 2-1 away at relegation-threatened Bologna. They took only two points in last seven league outings and can be lucky to still have a decent seven-point cushion on red-zone Empoli. Nevertheless, the team led by Roberto De Zerbi can’t afford any more slip-ups if they are to avoid the relegation scrap in the last nine rounds of the season.
I Neroverdi will have a nice opportunity to regain much-needed confidence on Thursday night when they play host to rock-bottomed Chievo at MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore. The visitors are one foot in the second division with as many as 16 points between them and the safe zone and only nine matches remaining.
Sassuolo vs Chievo: Head-to-head
Historically, draw was the most common of outcomes in this match-up (3 wins for Sassuolo, 5 draws and 4 victories for Chievo).
I Neroverdi were more successful when these two likes locked horns in this term of Serie A back in early-November last year (a 0-2 victory away at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi).
As many as 10 of 12 H2H encounters saw fewer than three goals scored.
Sassuolo vs Chievo: Prediction
Chievo have had an underwhelming campaign so far in the season indeed. They won just 1 of 29 matches and firmly hold the very foot of the league standings as a consequence. They are winless on the road (0 wins, 6 draws and 8 defeats) and have scored no more than 9 goals in 14 games in the process.
I Gialloblu suffered a demolishing 0-3 defeat to Cagliari on Friday evening in front of the home crowd. It is really hard to predict a pleasant night for their fans here against highly-motivated Sassuolo who have a phenomenal chance to remove all doubts about saving the elite class status with a victory here.
Sassuolo held Napoli to a 1-1 draw and lost 35 to Sampdoria in last two home clashes in the league. We expect them to bag at least two goals past the worst defensive line in the league here.
Sassuolo vs Chievo: Bet Tips
Sassuolo to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Sassuolo Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).