Sassuolo vs Fiorentina
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018
Kick-Off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore (Reggio Emilia).
Fiorentina were sliding down the Serie A standings at an alarming rate in recent weeks. They are winless in last seven league matches, a streak which saw them drop down to the bottom half of the ladder. The most recent of failures was the one against Juventus last Saturday when Stefano Pioli’s men fell 0-3 at their Artemio Franchi.
Pioli might be counting his last days as Fiorentina’s manager and he will no doubts be desperate to see his men bouncing back from a horrendous thread. Nevertheless, getting a rebound win on Sunday away at MAPEI Stadium will by no means be an easy task for the visitors. Sassuolo only lost one of seven home matches so far in the season (3-3-1) and they sit 8th coming into the first game of the day on Sunday.
Sassuolo vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics is something Viola could rely on as they lead the tie by three wins ahead of the 11th meeting with Neroverdi.
However, Sassuolo came on top in the previous head to head encounter between the two teams (1-0 in April this year).
Five of last seven head to head matches saw goals scored at both ends.
Sassuolo vs Fiorentina: Prediction
Roberto De Zerbi’s men have also had problems with the lack of consistency throughout the season. Neroverdi are currently winless in last three matches in spite of the fact they played the likes of Parma and Udinese in last two rounds.
The only home loss came to Milan (1-4 in late-September). However, Sassuolo are also winless in last four matches at home in Serie A (including the mentioned loss to Milan). Knowing Fiorentina drew five of their last six league matches, we have to find the value in backing the draw at 3.40 odds here.
Braver tipsters can go for the 1-1 correct score at 6.00.
Sassuolo vs Fiorentina: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)
1-1 Correct Score @ 6.00 (5/1).