Sassuolo vs Roma
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 01 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: MAPEI Stadium (Reggio Emilia)
The Giallorossi will be aiming to record their third consecutive road win when they take on Sassuolo at the MAPEI Stadium on Saturday.
Sassuolo vs Roma: Match Preview
The hosts head into this match on the back of a goalless draw against Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferarris, achieved with ten men as they had Federico Peluso dismissed in the 25th minute. Prior to that, the Neroverdi snapped their three-game losing run with a 2-1 home win over equally unpredictable Torino.
Sassuolo remained sixteenth on the Serie A ladder, eight points ahead of relegation-threatened trio.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side have logged four wins, one draw and five losses at MAPEI Stadium, averaging 2.10 goals per bout and shipping 1.90 in return. They have claimed seven points from their last five home games.
Despite being shorthanded, the Giallorossi completely outplayed Lazio in 190th edition of the Derby Della Capitale as they took sixteen shots and generated eight goal-scoring chances, but failed to land a knockout blow.
The Roman outfit have recorded mixed results in their last five league matches (2W, 1D, 2L), but their performances have been good and getting better with every game. They are still sitting at fourth place in the standings, seven points behind city rivals and a point ahead of Atalanta.
Roma are one of the most successful away teams in the competition with six wins, three draws and one defeat, netting 1.80 goals per match, whilst conceding 0.70. They have won three of their last five road games.
Sassuolo vs Roma: Team News & Predicted Starting Lineups
Chiriches (4 games, 0 goals) is ruled out with an injury; Duncan (13/1), G.Ferrari (9/0) and Tripaldelli will be evaluated before the game, while Peluso is banned.
Sassuolo (4-3-2-1): Consigli – Kyriakopoulos, Marlon, Romagna, Toljan – Locatelli, Magnanelli – Boga, Berardi, Djuricic – Caputo
Paulo Fonseca won’t be able to count on Zaniolo (18/4) and Zappacosta (1/0); Mkhitaryan (9/3) and Diawara (12/0) are doubtful.
Roma (4-2-3-1): Lopez – Santon, Spinazzola, Mancini, Smalling – Cristante, Veretout – Kluivert, Under, Pellegrini – Dzeko.
Sassuolo vs Roma: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (13 games): Sassuolo 0 Wins, Roma 8 Wins, 5 Draws.
- Roma have won five of their six away games vs Neroverdi.
- The Giallorossi have won six of their last eight outings against Sassuolo.
- Roma have scored two goals or more in five of their last seven H2H duels.
- Sassuolo suffered a 2-4 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Matchday 3.
Sassuolo vs Roma: Prediction
Both teams are attacking-minded and we’re in for an exciting clash at the MAPEI Stadium. Sampdoria failed to break Neroverdi, but I’m confident Roma won’t make the same mistake. They have fantastic record in Reggio Emilia and I will back them to claim three points on Saturday.
Lastly, with a 1-2 or 1-3 hunch, I will pick both teams to score. Sassuolo have found the back of the net in each of their home games this season and 100 percent of their matches at this venue had over 2.5 goals.
Sassuolo vs Roma: Betting Tips
Roma To Win @ 1.87
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.57.