Sassuolo vs Verona
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday, 25 November 2017
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK,
Venue: MAPEI Stadium (Reggio Emilia).
Both Sassuolo and Verona will be desperate for points as they lock horns at the MAPEI Stadium on Saturday evening.
Although Sassuolo come into this game having ended their three game losing streak, they nearly became the first team to drop points against Benevento. A missed penalty almost cost them dearly, but the Neroverdi were able to net a late goal to seal a 2-1 win.
However, all of Sassuolo’s three victories have taken place away from the MAPEI Stadium. The Neroverdi have yet to win a home game, and have picked up a disappointing two points out of a possible 18 this season. Whilst no one expected them to beat Juventus, their other home fixtures haven’t exactly been challenging, as they have taken on sides like Udinese, Genoa, Bologna, Chievo, and an AC Milan team still finding their footing.
Certainly, they will want to end this bad record as they welcome Verona, a team who have yet to win an away fixture this term. The Gialloblu have floundered since returning to Serie A, and the ultras are up in arms after their latest bad result. Losing 3-2 to Bologna is the latest blow to the team’s flagging confidence, as they actually were leading before throwing it all away, and now they will have to hope they can finally pick up their first road victory to try to end their five game losing streak.
Sassuolo vs Verona: Head-to-head statistics
- Sassuolo have yet to win a home game this season
- Verona have yet to win an away game this season
- The Neroverdi have failed to score in their last four home matches
- Verona have lost eight of their last ten away fixtures
- Verona have lost five games in a row – their worst run since 2001
Sassuolo vs Verona: Prediction
Sassuolo are seeking their first home win. Verona are seeking their first away win and to avoid a sixth straight loss. It goes without saying that both sides are in a very bad patch of form at the moment and this could be a cagey affair where both could be afraid to venture forward and thus cancel each other out.
Sassuolo vs Verona: Betting tips
- Under 2.5 goals at 2.02
- DRAW at 3.90.