Sassuolo vs Torino
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: MAPEI Stadium (Reggio Emilia).
Sassuolo are dealing with a lengthy injury list ahead of Saturday’s clash and with Berardi on the sidelines due to suspension, they should struggle against tricky Granata.
Sassuolo vs Torino: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (21 games): Sassuolo 4 Wins, Torino 10 Wins, 7 Draws.
- Sassuolo are yet to win a home game vs Torino.
- Six of their last ten meetings at Sassuolo’s ground failed to produce a winner.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in eight of the lat ten H2H meetings.
- The reverse fixture between these two sides earlier in the season finished 2-1 to Torino.
Sassuolo vs Torino: Match Preview
Sassuolo recorded their third straight league defeat following a 0-3 loss to Udinese at the Stadio Friuli. Shorthanded, without five regulars, the Reggio Emilia outfit stood no chance against an in-form Zebrette team.
With the win-draw-loss record of 5-4-10, Roberto De Zerbi’s side are 15th in the standings, five points above the pit and will be hoping to end their bad stretch this Saturday.
The Neroverdi have registered three wins, one draw and five losses at MAPEI Stadium, scoring 2.11 goals per match and conceding 2 in return. They fell to a late 1-2 defeat to Napoli in their latest home fixture.
Chiriches (4 games, 0 goals), Defrel (8/1), Marlon (14/0) are still on the sidelines, Duncan (13/1) and Tripaldelli (2/0) are doubtful and Domenico Berardi (14/8) is banned.
After a surprising victory at the Stadio Olimpico against Roma, Water Mazzarri’s Granata managed to register another win, their fourth in the last six league matches. This time around, Toro defeated Bologna 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Alejandro Berenguer.
With 27 points to their name, ‘Il Toro’ are 8th on the ladder, just two points off of Europa League spot.
Torino have logged four wins, one draw and four losses away from Turin’s Olimpico, averaging 1.67 goals scored per bout, whilst conceding 1.56. They have claimed ten points from last five away games (3-1-1).
Ansaldi (13/4) and Baselli (15/0) are few weeks away from return; Simone Zaza (13/3) is questionable.
Sassuolo vs Torino: Predicted Starting Lineups
Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli – Kyriakopoulos, Ferrari, Romagna, Toljan – Locatelli, Obiang – Djuricic, Traore, Boga – Caputo.
Torino (3-4-2-1): Sirigu – Bremer, Izzo, Nkoulou – D.Silvestri, Aina, Lukic, Rincon – Verdi, Berenguer – Belotti.
Sassuolo vs Torino: Prediction
The hosts are one of the most overish sides in the competition and their home games tend go to nuts from the get-go as they have an average of 2.22 goals in the first 45 minutes. With an acceptable average numbers from Torino (1.44 goals), I will take Over 1 in the first half.
Sassuolo are dealing with a lengthy injury list ahead of Saturday’s clash and with Berardi on the sidelines due to suspension, they should struggle against tricky Granata, and I will back the visitors in DNB market here.
Sassuolo vs Torino: Betting Tips
Over 1 Goals First Half (Asian Total) @ 1.89
Torino Draw-No-Bet @ 1.90.