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Sassuolo line up against visiting opponents Cagliari at Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore in this Serie A game on Sunday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Sassuolo v Cagliari - along with the latest match odds.
Sassuolo will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 0-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Udinese.
In that game, Sassuolo managed 69% possession and 23 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Udinese had 12 shots on goal with 2 on target. Stefano Okaka (53') scored for Udinese.
It has not been often in recent times that Sassuolo haven’t conceded. The facts show that Sassuolo have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals along the way. Still, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern shall persist here in this game.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of AC Milan in Serie A action, Cagliari and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Cagliari managed 37% possession and 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Cagliari was Ragnar Klavan (10' Own goal). AC Milan had 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Zlatan Ibrahimović (55') and Samu Castillejo (57') scored for AC Milan.
The forward players for Cagliari have made hard work of scoring goals over their last six games, recording the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those matches, Casteddu / Rossoblu have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 10.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings going back to 20/09/2017 shows us that Sassuolo have won 2 of these games & Cagliari 0, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 4.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from Sassuolo and 5 coming from Casteddu / Rossoblu. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league fixture between the two was Serie A match day 34 on 18/07/2020 and the score finished Cagliari 1-1 Sassuolo.
That time, Cagliari had 22% possession and 2 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was João Pedro (63').
On the other side, Sassuolo had 11 shots on goal with 2 on target. Francesco Caputo (12') was the scorer.
The referee was Giovanni Ayroldi.
Team News: Sassuolo
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Sassuolo gaffer Roberto De Zerbi to be concerned with due to a largely intact group. Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture) misses out.
It’s our opinion that Sassuolo may well opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one, handing starts to Andrea Consigli, Jeremy Toljan, Marlon Santos, Gianmarco Ferrari, Georgios Kyriakopoulos, Manuel Locatelli, Pedro Mba Obiang, Domenico Berardi, Filip Djuricic, Lukas Haraslin and Francesco Caputo.
Team News: Cagliari
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group of players, there is only the sole fitness problem for the Cagliari manager Eusebio Di Francesco to contend with. Alessandro Deiola (Knee Surgery) misses out for this game.
There’s a good chance that Casteddu / Rossoblu will likely begin the game with a 4-3-3 system by sending out Alessio Cragno, Charalampos Lykogiannis, Luca Ceppitelli, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Paolo Pancrazio Farago, Marko Rog, Răzvan Marin, Nahitán Nández, João Pedro Geraldino, Giovanni Pablo Simeone and Riccardo Sottil.
Our feeling is that Sassuolo can and should convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, Cagliari may well struggle to break down their defence although we do think it’s probable that they will be scoring here.
We can therefore see a comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Sassuolo when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore (21,525)
Captain: Francesco Magnanelli
Chairman: Carlo Rossi
Manager: Roberto De Zerbi