Sassuolo vs SPAL
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Mapei Stadium–Citta del Tricolore (Reggio Emilia).
Sassuolo came straight to the 1/8 final stage of the tournament this season. The host will fight it out with SPAL at Mapei Stadium to see who advances into the quarterfinal round. With their ground advantage, the Neroverdi has a slight edge over the visitor to be the favorites to win in the clash.
SPAL had a bright run to reach this stage of the competition with three wins in it. The guest has conceded only one goal in those three fixtures against Bari, Crotone, and Monza. Both the clean sheet wins came at home, but they have won a game on the road in Coppa Italia, which gives them confidence ahead of their next visit.
Sassuolo vs SPAL Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has been unbeaten in all their meetings across all major competitions.
- Both teams have scored goals in three of their recent five fixtures in Serie A.
- Only three of their overall eight clashes since 2005 have ended in a draw.
- Their previous encounter in February 2020 gave a 1-2 away win for Sassuolo.
- The visitor has failed to score more than one goal in a game in any of their meetings.
Sassuolo vs SPAL Prediction
Sassuolo will be in high hopes to advance into the quarter-final of Coppa Italia this season. The host enjoys the ground advantage in the game and has a long history of unbeaten games against the visitor in their h2h history with the latter. Having lost none of their h2h clashes with SPAL since 2005, there is no sign that the trend might change on Thursday.
Their squad strength puts them ahead in the match, but the recent two losses ought to trouble the morale of the players. The 3-1 loss on the road to Juventus in Serie A was their second loss within three games and both away from home. Meanwhile, a narrow 1-2 win on the road against Frosinone in Serie B changes nothing for SPAL.
Based on their current form, we cannot expect a flurry of goals. The bookies have been kind enough to map under 3.5 goals at 1.50 odds, which is a safe bet for the punters from the goals area. Besides, the home win in full-time is the most obvious result and at 1.50 odds; it is likely to yield decent returns.
Sassuolo vs SPAL Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).
Full-time result: Sassuolo @ 1.50 (1/2).