Sassuolo vs SPAL
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore (Reggio nell’Emilia).
Both Sassuolo and SPAL suffered tough defeats by three goals difference last weekend. I Neroverdi actually made it back-to-back 0-3 losses to Juventus and Empoli in last two rounds. Such poor spell of form seriously halted their push for the Europa League positions challenge. They fell down to 11th place in the league ladder as a consequence. Can Roberto De Zerbi find the way to lift spirits inside his dressing room and guide the team towards a rebound victory on Sunday afternoon when bottom-half rivals SPAL come to visit MAPEI Stadium?
The visitors were not pulling up any trees of late either. They lost two on the bounce against Atalanta and Fiorentina conceding six goals in the process. Unlike their counterparts, Spallini are in danger of being eliminated to Serie B next term. They are just four points above the red zone line at the moment and they are looking towards a tough series of fixtures against the likes of Sampdoria, Inter Milan and Roma after this trip to Reggio nell’Emilia.
Sassuolo vs SPAL: Head-to-head
Sassuolo were always an unpleasant rival for Spallini.
The hosts won three and drew two of five H2H meetings with SPAL.
Sassuolo claimed a 0-2 victory when these two outfits took on each other in this term of Serie A in late-September.
Just one of five head to head encounters saw three or more goals scored.
Sassuolo vs SPAL: Prediction
Sassuolo lost only 3 of 12 home outings in this term of Serie A. They are fairly easy to break down against top notch teams, but SPAL do not belong to this category. The visitors scored just 11 goals in 12 away ties this season.
However, we have to say SPAL bagged at least a goal in each of last three away fixtures against the likes of Milan (a 2-1 loss), Parma (a 2-3 win) and Atalanta (a 2-1 defeat).
Knowing about Sassuolo’s defensive weaknesses (24 goals shipped in 12 home outings this season), we have to try with the home win & BTTS option at the odds of 4.50 here.
Sassuolo vs SPAL: Bet Tips
Sassuolo to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
Sassuolo to win & BTTS @ 4.50 (7/2).