Sassuolo vs Rapid Vienna
UEFA Europa League – Group F
Date: Thursday, 3rd November, 2016
Kick-off: 18:00 UK
Venue: Stadio Citta del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia.
Sassuolo will have a terrific chance of making a huge step towards the knockout stage of the competition since the victory over Rapid Vienna on home ground would most likely push them at the very top of the group F with two matches to be played.
The Italians will certainly be heavy favourites as they have huge potential up front with Berardi (who is finally back in the team after injury troubles), Defrel, and Politano. The trio scored the total of 11 goals so far in Europa League (counting the qualifications as well). Sassuolo have been playing terrific on home ground where they lost their first match of the season two weeks ago to Roma (who are generally playing in a superb form recently.
The German manager Michael Buskens cannot be happy with how things are going for Rapid Vienna in the domestic competition since the team is currently sitting at the 5th position. The main troubles lie at the back since Rapid conceded was too many goals lately to teams like St Polten, Ried and Altach.
Sassuolo vs Rapid Vienna: Head-to-Head Stats
Naturally, these are the first head to head clashes between the two sides since Sassuolo are making their first ever appearance in the European competition. Rapid Vienna have not been that frequent either. The first game played two weeks ago saw a 1-1 draw as Schraub gave the advantage to the Austrians in the early stage of the match, while Schrammel scored an own goal at the start of the second half to level the score for the visitors.
Sassuolo vs Rapid Vienna: Prediction
We believe that Sassuolo will not fail to take advantage of the huge opportunity, as they just need to maintain to their superb performances on home ground against the average team of Rapid Vienna to take the first spot in the group. The bookies have been more than generous offering 4/5 for the home win!
Sassuolo vs Rapid Vienna: Betting Tips
Sassuolo to win at 1.95 (10/11)
Over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.95 (10/11).