Sassuolo vs Inter Milan
Italian Serie A, Matchday 38.
Date: Saturday, 14-May-2016.
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT,
Venue: Stadio Città del Tricolore.
Sassuolo are looking to finish their season in style with a win when they host Inter Milan in their final fixture of Italian Serie A 2015/16 on Saturday evening.
Inter Milan had already secured the fourth place n the league standings and they will finish there regardless of the outcome of this match. Coming on the back on an inconsistent form with 2 wins and 2 losses in their last four, head-coach Roberto Mancini is set to include a number of young players for this clash. Inter Milan have won just once in their last 9 away matches and a weakened squad will certainly give their hosts an advantage on Saturday evening.
Sassuolo have all to play for in their final day of the season. They are currently 6th in the league with 58 points, 3 points behind 5th placed Fiorentina. Europa League qualification is very much a possibility if they win here and the 7th placed AC Milan fail to win the Copa Italia final against Juventus next weekend. This could also happen if Fiorentina lose their final match against Lazio on Sunday.
Sassuolo are in great form and notched up three consecutive wins and are unbeaten in the last four. Their home form is also good as they are unbeaten in 6 of their last 7 games.
Sassuolo: Team News
But head-coach Eusebio Di Francesco is dealt will a blow as the team’s top scorer Domenico Berardi is suspended, while Karim Laribi and Emanuele Terranova are injured.
Sassuolo Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Consigli – Vrsaljko, Cannavaro, Acerbi, Longhi – Biondini, Magnanelli, Duncan – Sansone, Defrel, Berardi.
Inter Milan: Team News
While Inter Milan will be without Ivan Perisic and Samir Handanovic, who are both suspended, while Mauro Icardi is injured.
Inter Milan: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Carrizo – Nagatomo, Murillo, Miranda, D’Ambrosio – Melo, Kondogbia – Brozovic, Jovetic, Palacio – Eder.
Sassuolo vs Inter Milan: Head-to-Head Stats
Sassuolo have won in the last two meetings against Inter Milan by the same 1-0 score. Prior to those wins, they lost in all of the previous 4 matches, by heavy margins with goal aggregate tipping 18-1 in favour of Inter.
Sassuolo vs Inter Milan: Prediction
Sassuolo are coming on the back of some good from after winning in each of their last three games. Inter Milan are on a terrible run away from home and managed just one win in the last 9. The form guide suggests Sassuolo are favorites to win this game.
Mancini have already hinted at resting some key players and included some young players for this fixture. This will be an added boost for a Sassuolo side who are in search for a win to improve their chances of qualifying for Europa League next season.
Sassuolo have kept clean sheets in three of their last four games and this match could end in another 1-0 win for the hosts.