SPAL vs Sassuolo
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Paolo Mazza (Ferrara)
The Neroverdi will be looking to take down SPAL in the Derby della via Emilia and extend their unbeaten run in the league to four games.
SPAL vs Sassuolo: Match Preview
Gli Spalini find themselves at the bottom of the table following a crushing 1-5 defeat to Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.
Leonardo Semplici’s boys have lost four of their last five league matches and will be hoping to rediscover their home form from previous seasons when they take on regional rivals, Sassuolo, this Sunday.
The Ferrara-based outfit have bolstered their squad during the winter transfer window, bringing in five new players. Cagliari loanee Lucas Castro is expected to make his home debut this weekend.
SPAL have posted two wins, two draws and six defeats at the Paolo Mazza stadium this season, bagging 0.90 goals per match, whilst conceding 1.60. They fell to a 1-3 defeat to Bologna in their latest home fixture.
The Neroverdi travel to Ferrara for the Derby della via Emilia on the back of an emphatic 4-2 victory over Roma. They have improved ever since the comeback win over Torino and recorded seven points from last three league outings.
With 7 wins, 5 draws and 10 defeats, Sassuolo are thirteenth on the Serie A ladder, ten points above the relegation zone. Domenico Berardi and co. will be eager to take down Spalini and extend their unbeaten run to four matches.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side have earned ten points from their eleven matches away from Reggio Emilia, averaging a goal per game and allowing 1.40 in return. They played out a goalless draw with Sampdoria in their most recent road match.
SPAL vs Sassuolo: Team News & Probable Lineups
The hosts will be without new signing Alberto Cerri (11 games – 1 goal for Cagliari), D’Alessandro (4/0) and Fares (0/0), whilst veteran defender Cionek (17/0) is doubtful to make it.
Spal (3-5-2): Berisha – Tomovic, Vicari, Bonifazi – Strefezza, Valoti, Missiroli, Castro, Reca – Di Francesco, Petagna
Tripaldelli (2/0) is surely out with an injury; Chiricheș (4/0) is questionable and Marlon (14/0) will be evaluated before the game.
Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli – Toljan, Romagna, Ferrari, Kyriakopoulos – Locatelli, Obiang – Berardi, Djuricic, Boga – Caputo
SPAL vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (7 games): SPAL 0 Wins, Sassuolo 4 Wins, 3 Draws.
- SPAL are yet to beat Sassuolo at home (0-1-2).
- Four of their seven head-to-head duels had BTTS – Yes.
- Sassuolo have scored two goals or more in three of the last six meetings.
- The Neroverdi smashed Spalini 3-0 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
SPAL vs Sassuolo: Prediction
The visitors are coming off of a massive win against Roma and their confidence must be sky-high ahead of this match.
Sassuolo toyed with SPAL in the reverse fixture at MAPEI Stadium and I fancy their chances on Sunday. I will pick them in safer, draw-no-bet market at fantastic odds.
With a 1-2 hunch, I will take Over 2.5 goals as my second bet.
Gli Spaini have been involved in some high-scoring games recently and Neroverdi are one of the most overish teams in the league with an average of 3.32 goals on their games.
SPAL vs Sassuolo: Betting Tips
Sassuolo Draw-No-Bet @ 1.86
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.96