Sassuolo – Fiorentina SOCCER PICKS
Sassuolo and Fiorentina meet at Stadio Città del Tricolore, in a match for the 15th round of Serie A. The record of direct confrontations at this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. But the last time they met in this stadium was on 21-04-2018, for Serie A, which ended in a Sassuolo victory by (1-0). M. Politano (41 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 5 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses, the home team is currently in the 8 th position, with 20 points won. In their last match, they tied with Udinese at home (0-0), after in the previous match they lost by (2-1) out in a match against Parma. 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 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last match that they disputed, for Coppa Italia, they beat Catania at home (2-1). In the last 7 home league matches Sassuolo has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 12 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, he does not win in his stadium 4 games ago. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that marks few times is first and only managed to open the scoring in 3 of its last 14 games for Serie A, of these 3 came to rest in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 14 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 9 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
The Sassuolo comes to this match after a win, by 2-1, in the reception to Catania, in a game to count for the Italian Cup. However, it should be noted that the locals are going through a difficult moment in the championship, since they only added 2 wins in the last 9 matches played. The coach Roberto De Zerbi usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring a style of game faster, constant transitions, attacking, preferably, by the lateral corridors. It should be noted that, in this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players are Francesco, Babar and Berardi. The best score of the team is Boateng, with 4 goals, but he is absent from this game, due to an injury. In addition to this player, the coach can not count on Adjapong.
After 4 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses, the away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 18 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Bologna, by (0-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Juventus, by (0-3). 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 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 7 away league matches Fiorentina has a record of 4 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 7 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. In the last 8 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Fiorentina enters this day motivated, after a rebuff, by 0-3, in the reception to Juventus, adding in this way the seventh meeting followed without winning the Italian championship. Unlike the rival of this day, Fiorentina usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Gerson, Giovanni Simeone and Chiesa. On the other hand, Benassi is the best score of Fiorentina, with 5 goals scored. The visiting club, when it invests in fast transitions, usually does so through the direct flank, taking advantage of the speed offered by the Chiesa end. From outside by suspension is Victor Hugo.