Spezia vs Sassuolo
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 27 September 2020
Kick-Off at 11.30 UK
Venue: Orogel Stadium Dino Manuzzi, Cesena.
Spezia’s fans have waited so long to become members of the most elite football division in Italy. And here they are, having the Serie A debut this Sunday against Sassuolo. This is hardly going to be the most anticipated match in terms of football quality, but there are plenty of solid betting opportunities here in our opinion.
Sassuolo are known for their aggressive approach to domestic matches, no matter who is the opponent, while Spezia demonstrated slightly different style in Serie B last season.
Hosts are huge underdogs to win this match at 4.75 rate, while Sassuolo are ahead with 1.75.
Spezia vs Sassuolo Head-to-head
There were only four previous head to head matches between these opponents – two in Coppa Italia and two in Serie B back in 2012/13 season.
All duels so far were won by Sassuolo. The most recent one was in 2019 in Reggio Emilia as part of the national cup. Green and blacks have won it 1-0.
Spezia scored only two goals in all those encounters, while conceding eight. 2.50 is the average number of goals in all their duels so far.
Spezia vs Sassuolo Prediction
Spezia were promoted to Serie A through the playoffs, which are far more complicated in comparison to other European leagues. First they had to eliminate Chievo Verona in a thriller match, followed another narrow duel against Frosinone in the finals.
Their regular season ended in 3rd place with much better stats when playing at home turf. One of the key players in that campaign was Emanuel Quartsin with nine goals and eight assists.
Sassuolo are the only Serie A team which didn’t play one single pre-season game. The first appearance last week was against Cagliari at home. They barely got away with a point thanks to the goal of Mehdi Bourabia in the 87th minute.
Spezia were super-consistent when it comes to scoring at home in Serie B, and we feel they will continue with that path this Sunday. Both teams to score is our primary betting suggestion here.
Spezia vs Sassuolo Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.70
Draw @ 3.60.