Sassuolo vs Genoa
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.
I Neroverdi had a series of tough fixtures in the past few match-days, and this played a role in them under-performing lately. However, they are pitted against a relegation-battler this Wednesday, and the team will be hell-bent on putting it to good use.
Moreover, while they had missed out on a European spot this season, they surely did give a great fight for it, and will be ready to give an even better effort the next time around.
Meanwhile, the Griffin are currently the last safe team in the table, and they will be tensed so as to make the cut by the time the campaign comes to an end. They have a safety buffer of four points over the 18th placed Lecce, and those guys are pitted against Udinese this game week (a tough match-up).
Likely, it seems as if Davide Nicola’s men could extend their stay in the top flight even if they fail to perform this Wednesday. They still will go for the win here, but it won’t be the end of the world if they are unsuccessful.
Considering the earlier form of Roberto De Zerbi’s men, their performances at home, and especially their h2h superiority over this rival – expect a Sassuolo win this Wednesday.
Sassuolo vs Genoa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- I Neroverdi recorded five of the previous nine overall wins.
- The last three fixtures in a row had goals from both teams.
- The Griffin had won the reverse fixture, with a 2-1 scorecard at home.
- At this venue, the hosts had scored two or more goals in four of the last six clashes, and scored three or more goals in three of the preceding six encounters.
Sassuolo vs Genoa: Prediction
Zerbi’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Napoli. In the meantime, Nicola’s men lost 0-3 at home against Inter.
As things stand, I Neroverdi have the upper hand. They are placed in the upper tier, and had missed out on a European spot by a whisker. Their counterparts meanwhile are relegation-battlers.
Moreover, Zerbi’s men have lost just twice at this stadium in 2020, and one of these had come against AC Milan. On the other hand, their opposite number had a total of three wins away from home this whole season.
And importantly, at this venue, the hosts have always dominated h2h clashes. In fact, this decade they have lost just one of those games, and had scored five goals in the latest such encounter alone.
Considering these stats, expect a Sassuolo win this Wednesday.
Sassuolo vs Genoa: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sassuolo or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Sassuolo to Win Either Half @ 1.80 (4/5).