Torino and Sassuolo meet at Stadio Olimpico di Torino, in a match for the 36 th round of Serie A. The two teams tied (1-1), on 22-12-2018, in the previous match for this edition of the league . The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 victories for each team in the last 4 matches. But the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 27-08-2017, for Serie A, which ended with Torino’s victory by (3-0). A. Belotti (44 ‘), A. Ljajić (84’) and J. Obi (88 ‘) scored Torino’s goals.
The home team is currently in the 6 th position, with 57 points won, after 14 wins, 15 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Milan, by (2-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Juventus, by (1-1). In the last 10 home league matches Torino has a record of 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, so they have won 22 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 17 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 35 matches in this competition, he only had 2 comebacks in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Torino comes to this day with a draw, 1-1, in the move to the field of Juventus, thus adding a positive series of seven games without losing in this Italian championship: the only goal of the team was marked by Sasa Lukic. In this final part, the home club is still fighting for a place that gives access to European competitions. In this game against Sassuolo, coach Walter Mazzarri must keep the team in a 3-4-3, favoring the maintenance of possession of the ball and slow attacks, especially through the flanks. Andrea Belotti is the great highlight of this formation, since it is the best score, with 13 goals scored. Out of this game by suspension will be Tomas Rincon.
After 9 wins, 15 draws and 11 losses, the away team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 42 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Fiorentina, by (0-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Frosinone, by (2-2). In the last 10 away league matches Sassuolo has a record of 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 17 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 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 35 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 19 times and only managed 2 comebacks. In the last 17 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 7 of their 17 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Sassuolo comes to this game with a draw, 2-2, at the reception to Frosinone, thus adding the sixth consecutive game without losing in this competition: the goals of the team were marked by Ferrari and Boga. Despite this very positive phase, it is important to inform that the visiting club is no longer fighting for any goal. Coach Roberto De Zerbi acts with three men on defense, five in midfield and two in attack, with Khouma Babacar and Berardi being the team’s most offensive references. The great offensive weapon of this formation is the Senegalese Khouma Babacar, one of the best markers of Sassuolo, with 7 goals scored. For this game the visiting coach can count on all his players.