Sassuolo – Udinese SOCCER PICKS
Sassuolo and Udinese meet at Stadio Città del Tricolore, in a match for the 14th round of Serie A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance 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 at this stadium was on 10-25-2017, for Serie A, which ended with Udinese’s victory by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by A. Barák (32 ‘). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 5 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, the home team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 19 points won. In their last match, they lost with Parma out by (2-1), after in the previous match they tied for (1-1) at home, in a match against Lazio. 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 28 goals scored and 17 conceded. For the league, Sassuolo won 11 points out of 18 possible points, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 13 games for Serie A, of these 3 it reached the break in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 13 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Sassuolo enter this unmotivated round, after a snub, 2-1, in the Parma area, registering the second consecutive game without beating in this Italian championship: Babacar scored the only goal of the team. It is important to underline that the locals present a positive performance when they play at home, as they only record one defeat in 6 matches. The local team usually acts in a 3-4-3, privileging the offensive transitions and channeling their attacks through the lateral corridors. The three arrows pointing to the rival’s goal will be Berardi, Francesco and Babacar, being the man responsible for defining the offensive moment Duncan midfielder. Coach Roberto De Zerbi can not count on Adjapong and Kevin-Prince Boateng, both with physical problems.
The away team is currently in the 16 th position, with 12 points won, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Empoli, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Roma, by (1-0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses at their stadium, with 10 goals scored and 21 conceded. For the championship, Udinese won 5 points out of 18 possible points, after 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 6 matches as a visitor.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 7 games. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 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 13 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 3 periods in highlight in the last 7 away matches for all competitions: he scored 4 of his 8 goals between the minutes (61′-75 ‘) and 4 of his 8 between (76′-90′); He suffered 4 of his 9 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).