Sassuolo vs Torino
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore (Reggio nell’Emilia).
Sassuolo continued their fine spell of form with a 0-2 victory over rock-bottomed Frosinone last weekend in Serie A. It was their fourth consecutive game without a defeat across competitions. Such climb in form helped the team move up to 8th place in the league table. Can they keep it going on Saturday afternoon when Torino come to visit MAPEI Stadium?
Neroverdi snatched a three-pointer at Stadio Benito Stirpe thanks to Lorenz Ariaudo’s own goal and Domenico Berardi’s effort. They previously drew 3-3 to Fiorentina at home even though they had a two-goal cushion all up until 89th minute of the affair.
Sassuolo lost just one of eight home outings this term in Serie A. They won three and drew four of remaining seven fixtures at MAPEI Stadium.
Sassuolo vs Torino: Head-to-head
The head to head record fancies Torino who lead the tie by four wins coming into 19th encounter with Neroverdi.
Toro won two and drew one of past three encounters with Sassuolo.
Interestingly, Sassuolo have never defeated Torino on the home patch (five draws and four losses in nine games).
Five of last seven head to head contests saw goals scored at both ends.
Sassuolo vs Torino: Prediction
It’s been a roller-coaster campaign for Toro so far in the season. They currently hold 11th position in the ladder. Walter Mazzarri’s troops did fairly well without being prolific in the final third of late, though. They lost just one of past five games across competitions in spite of the fact they failed to find the back of the net in any of last two affairs. This is thanks to an improved defensive record which saw Toro allow only two goals in past five matches.
Torino fell 0-1 to fierce city rivals Juventus last weekend. We expect them to play another tight affair against in-form Sassuolo here. The draw looks to be the closest of three outcomes. Torino won two and drew 6 (without losing a single) of eight away fixtures in the league this season.
Sassuolo vs Torino: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).