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arrive at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Wednesday for the Serie A clash with home team Fiorentina
. All Fiorentina v Sassuolo match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Fiorentina will be looking for an improved result here following a 2-1 Serie A defeat last time out to Lazio.
In that match, Fiorentina managed 45% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Fiorentina was Franck Ribéry (25'). Lazio had 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Ciro Immobile (67') and Luis Alberto (83') scored for Lazio.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Fiorentina have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that La Viola have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals along the way.
Taking a look at their past results, Fiorentina:
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league matches. That's never good.
In their previous fixture, Sassuolo drew 3-3 in the Serie A match with Hellas Verona.
In that game, Sassuolo had 69% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For Sassuolo, the goals were scored by Jérémie Boga (53', 77') and Rogério (90'). Hellas Verona got 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Darko Lazović (51'), Mariusz Stępiński (57') and Matteo Pessina (68') scored for Hellas Verona.
The numbers tell their own story, and Sassuolo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 12 goals overall. At the back, Sassuolo have some weaknesses to address. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Going into this contest, Sassuolo haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 07/05/2017, there has been little between the sides with Fiorentina winning 2 of those games, Sassuolo 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 of them for La Viola and 8 belonging to Sassuolo. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The last league contest between these clubs was Serie A match day 10 on 30/10/2019 and the score finished Sassuolo 1-2 Fiorentina. On that occasion, Sassuolo managed 54% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jérémie Boga (24'). At the other end, Fiorentina had 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. Gaetano Castrovilli (63') and Nikola Milenković (81') scored. The match was refereed by Maurizio Mariani.
Team News: Fiorentina
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Fiorentina gaffer Giuseppe Iachini to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Christian Kouamé (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Federico Chiesa and Martín Cáceres.
It looks as if La Viola look set to use a 3-5-2 formation for the game, beginning the first half with Bartłomiej Drągowski, Nikola Milenkovic, Federico Ceccherini, German Pezzella, Dalbert Henrique, Milan Badelj, Rachid Ghezzal, Gaetano Castrovilli, Pol Lirola, Franck Ribéry and Patrick Cutrone.
Team News: Sassuolo
Sassuolo manager Roberto De Zerbi has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Stefano Turati (Unknown Injury), Jeremy Toljan (Unknown Injury) and Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re of the thinking that Sassuolo seem most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 lineup, choosing Andrea Consigli, Mert Müldür, Gianmarco Ferrari, Vlad Chiriches, Rogério, Manuel Locatelli, Francesco Magnanelli, Hamed Junior Traorè, Filip Djuricic, Jeremie Boga and Gregoire Defrel.
We feel that in this game, Sassuolo have the firepower to break down this Fiorentina side, but it may not be enough to avoid a loss. We’re going for a 2-1 victory for Fiorentina at full-time. It should be a decent one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi (43,147)
Captain: Germán Pezzella
Chairman: Rocco Commisso
Manager: Giuseppe Iachini
Competitions: Serie A position 13
🔑 Key Player: Erick Pulgar
Normally played in the Centre Midfield position, Erick Pulgar was born in Antofagasta, Chile. Having played his first senior match for Bologna in the 2015 - 2016 season, the dangerous Midfielder has got 4 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 season to date in a total of 26 appearances.