Sassuolo and Torino meet at MAPEI Stadium – Città del Tricolore, in a match for the 5th round of Serie A. The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 1 and tied 4. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 18‑01‑2020, for Serie A, Sassuolo won by (2‑1). D. Berardi (73 ‘) and J. Boga (61’) scored the goals of the match, for Sassuolo, and M. Locatelli (20 ‘Autogolo), for Torino. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 2nd position, with 10 points won, after 3 victories and 1 draw. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Crotone by (4‑1). In the last match, they won away against Bologna by (3‑4). This is a team that, curiously, tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 7 victories, 4 draws and 4 defeats as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 34 goals scored and 23 suffered. In their last 10 home matches Sassuolo has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses.
For this competition, they did not lose any of the last 4 matches. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 16 of the last 18 matches they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Sassuolo come to this game highly motivated, after a 3×4 triumph outside the Bologna stadium: Berardi, Duricic and Caputo scored the winning goals. The home team generally operates 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions and attacks through the flanks. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced men will be Hamed Traorá, Francesco Caputo and Domenico Berardi. In the midfield it is possible that Locatelli, Bourabia and Djuricic will act, the latter being responsible for serving the most advanced men. Coach Roberto De Zerbi will be without Lukas Haraslin, Jeremy Toljan, Rogério and Filippo Romagna due to injury.
After 3 losses, the visiting team is currently in 20th position, without having won any points. In their last match, they lost to Cagliari at home by (2‑3), after having lost in the previous match at home, in a match against Atalanta, by (2‑4). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. In their last away match for this competition, they lost (1‑0) against Fiorentina. In their last 10 away matches, Torino has recorded 2 draws and 8 defeats. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always suffered goals in the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Torino comes to this match unmotivated, after a 2×3 loss at home to Cagliari. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-4-2, favoring a slower and more organized style of play, in which the two most advanced players are Belotti and Bonazzoli. The person in charge of defining and leading the attacks of his team is the Serbian Sasa Lukic. The coach should not be able to count on Armando Izzo, Daniele Baselli and Simone Zaza, due to injury.