Chievo – Sassuolo FREE PICKS
Chievo and Sassuolo meet at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, in a match for the 27 th round of Serie A. The two teams tied (0-0), on 15-10-2017, in the previous match for this edition of the league. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates a total equilibrium between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 21-09-2016, for Serie A, which ended with Chievo’s victory by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by N. Rigoni (21 ‘) and L. Castro (40’), for Chievo, and G. Defrel (28 ‘), for Sassuolo. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Chievo presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 6 wins, 7 draws and 13 losses, the home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 25 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Fiorentina by (1-0), after in the previous match they have won (2-1) at home, against Cagliari. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home league matches Chievo has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 13 matches). The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has suffered goals in the last 10 games which it disputed in this competition. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 6 of their last 26 games for Serie A, and never reached halftime advantage. In 26 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 17 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
The Chievo comes to this unmotivated match, after a foreign snub, 1-0, in the visit to the arena of Fiorentina. The home team usually acts in a traditional 4-4-2, favoring a faster style of play, attacking in a less organized way, through the sides. In this tactical scheme, the two most advanced players will be Inglese and Pucciarelli. In the midfield it is possible for Bastien, Castro, Radovanovic and Hetemaj to act. The home team coach can not count on Emanuele Giaccherini, because he was injured.
After 6 wins, 5 draws and 15 losses, the away team is currently in the 16 th position of the league, with 23 points won. In their last match, they lost with Lazio at home (0-3), after in the previous match they lost out in a match against Bologna, by (2-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 32 conceded; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 9 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 away league matches Sassuolo has a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 26 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Sassuolo enters this unmotivated game, after a home-made snub, by 0-3, at the Lazio reception. The visiting team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring fast transitions and attacks through the flanks. In this tactical scheme, the three most advanced players will be Politano, Berardi and Babacar. In the midfield it is possible that Missiroli, Magnanelli and Mazzitelli act. The technician Giuseppe Iachini will not be able to count on Timo Letschert, to be injured. To point out that Berardi will not be able to play, either, because he was expelled on the last day.
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