Sassuolo vs Parma: Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: MAPEI Stadium (Reggio Emilia).
The Neroverdi, unbeaten in four matches, are set to host Parma in the Derby della via Emilia on Sunday.
Sassuolo vs Parma: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (9 games): Sassuolo 4 Wins, Parma 2 Wins, 3 Draws.
- The Neroverdi have won three of their five home matches against regional rivals.
- On average 2.8 goals per match have been scored in their encounters at this venue.
- Four of the last seven head-to-head games had BTTS – Yes.
- Parma beat Sassuolo 1-0 in the reverse fixture in September.
Sassuolo vs Parma: Match Preview
The Neroverdi’s resurgence in form continued as they picked up a second win on the bounce, seeing off regional rivals SPAL 2-1 at the Stadio Paolo Mazza in Ferrara.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side are currently riding a four-game unbeaten streak which includes three wins, including a huge 4-2 victory over Roma in their previous home fixture.
They will be hoping to maintain their good run of form when they tackle yet another Emilia-Romagna rivals on Sunday.
Twelfth-placed Sassuolo have registered five wins, one draw and five losses in their own backyard, netting 2.27 goals per bout on average, whilst allowing 1.91. They have racked up seven points from their last five home matches.
Parma have slipped to ninth position in the Serie A standings following a narrow loss at home to third-placed Lazio. Shorthanded Crociati, without four regulars, put up a good fight against an in-form Biancocelesti, recorded sixteen shots, six on target, but failed to make it count.
Roberto D’Aversa’s men have earned seven points since the mid-season break and they will be looking to bounce back in the Derby della via Emilia.
The Gialloblu’s have posted three wins, four draws and four defeats away from Ennio Tardini, averaging 1.27 goals scored per match and conceding 1.73 in return. Parma shared the spoils with Cagliari in their latest away fixture (2-2).
Sassuolo vs Parma: Team News & Probable Lineups
The hosts will miss Chiriches (4 games – 0 goals), Tripaldelli (2/0), whilst there are doubts over Traore (20/3).
Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli – Toljan, Romagna, Ferrari, Kyriakopoulos – Locatelli, Obiang – Berardi, Djuricic, Boga – Caputo
Barilla (18/1), Inglese (11/2) and Scozzarella (11/0) are out for the guests; Luigi Seppe (goalkeeper, 21 games) will be evaluated before the game. Gervinho is back in the squad.
Parma (4-3-3): Radu – Darmian, Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Gagliolo – Hernani, Brugman, Kurtic – Kucka, Cornelius, Kulusevski
Sassuolo vs Parma: Prediction
Sassuolo have scored eight goals over the last four league outings and I have to give them an edge in this one, albeit in draw-no-bet market since Parma are such a dangerous team on the road.
With a 2-1 or 2-2 scoreline hunch, I will take Over 2.5 goals as well. Sassuolo are the most overish home team in the league with an average of 4.18 goals on their games and three goals or more have been scored in 64 percent of Gialloblu’s away matches.
Sassuolo vs Parma: Betting Tips
Sassuolo Draw-No-Bet @ 1.51
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.68.