Sassuolo vs Spezia
Italy Serie A
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2021
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore, Reggio nell’Emilia.
Sassuolo will be hoping to snap a four-game winless thread on Saturday afternoon when they host Spezia in the first Serie A game of the day. I Neroverdi got off to a strong start to the season but their form has seen a big slump at the beginning of 2021.
Roberto De Zerbi’s men are winless in the last four league outings and they have also unexpectedly been forced out of the cup by falling 0-2 at home to SPAL in the meantime.
The visitors were destined for the relegation battle even before the season began. They did produce several strong displays but still lack consistency to stay away from the relegation scrap.
The Aquilotti are also winless in the last three Serie A outings and they will travel to Regio nell’Emilia off the back of a three-loss run. The negative streak dropped the team down to the 16th position, just three points above the danger area.
Sassuolo vs Spezia Head-to-head
- Sassuolo have completely dominated this match-up historically. They won each of five head to head encounters with Aquilotti.
- I Neroverdi clinched a demolishing 1-4 victory in the reverse fixture played in late-September last year at Stadio Alberto Picco.
- Sassuolo have an impressive 12-3 goal difference in five matches against Aquilotti.
Sassuolo vs Spezia Prediction
This match is a perfect opportunity for Sassuolo to end their dismal spell of form. They will be encouraged by a late stoppage-time goal from Jeremie Boga who thus prevented a defeat at Cagliari last weekend (a 1-1 draw). That goal has certainly raised the spirits inside the dressing room.
Moving forward, Spezia have one of the weakest defensive lines in the league. They shipped 18 goals in 10 away matches in Serie A this season.
Since Sassuolo won each of five H2H clashes against Aquilotti, we can find a decent value in backing the hosts at the odds of 1.75 here.
Spezia conceded four goals in each of the last two away outings in all competitions. They did play the likes of Napoli and Roma in the process, but it is still a poor record ahead of this clash at MAPEI Stadium.
We will thus alternatively go with the Over 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.57 odds.
Sassuolo vs Spezia Betting Tips
Sassuolo to win @ 1.75
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57.