Sassuolo vs SPAL
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore (Reggio Emilia).
Derby dell’Emilia of a smaller magnitude will take place on Sunday, when Sassuolo takes on SPAL at Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.
Neroverdi suffered another road loss, this time to Roma at Olimpico (2-4). After a first half horror show that saw them concede four, Sassuolo put up a better fight after the break and Domenico Berardi halved the deficit with a brace. Club’s icon has now scored five goals in just two games. Rogerio, Magnanelli, Tripadelli, Bourabia and Djuricic are on the treatment table.
SPAL are one of the three bottom teams that won their first game in Round 3. International break clearly helped. They worked on their flaws and they got it all right against Lazio. Team from the Capital had a lead at half-time, but SPAL took over in the second part of the game and stunned the favourites with two goals. Everyone is fit for Sunday bar the long-term absentee, Fares.
Sassuolo vs SPAL: Head to Head
They have met eight times in the past and Sassuolo is doing slightly better with three wins, two draws and two losses.
Neroverdi have win-draw-lose record of 2-2-0 against SPAL in Italian top-flight, but they’re yet to win at home.
Both teams got on the scoresheet in six of eight games.
Sassuolo vs SPAL: Predicted Starting Lineup
Sassuolo (4-3-3): Consigli – Peluso, Muldur, Marlon, Ferrari – Obiang, Duncan, Locatelli – Boga, Berardi, Caputo.
SPAL (3-5-2): Berisha – Vicari, Felipe, Tomovic – Reca, D’Alessandro, Missiroli, Murgia, Kurtic – D.Francesco, Petagna.
Sassuolo vs SPAL: Prediction
I’m going to back the hosts to win the ‘Derby Emiliano’. Timing isn’t great, they just conceded four, but they have much better team than SPAL and I’m sure they will be eager to bounce back and record first-ever Serie A win at home over regional rivals.
Both teams were involved in high-scoring games so far. We have an average on 4.7 goals in Sassuolo games and exactly 3 in SPAL’s matches thus far, hence the over 2.5 bet.
I will also put a faith in Domenico Berardo to score Anytime.
Sassuolo vs SPAL: Bet Tips
Sassuolo to Win @2.11
Over 2.5 goals @1.87
Domenico Berardi to score Anytime @2.50.