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Sassuolo journey to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday for the Serie A fixture with home team Genoa.
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Genoa will be looking for an improved result here after a 1-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Salernitana.
In that match, Genoa managed 51% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Salernitana got 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Milan Đurić (66') was the scorer for Salernitana.
Genoa have been conceding pretty frequently of late, but they’ve also found ways to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Genoa have conceded in 6 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Genoa:
- are winless against Sassuolo in their last 3 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 5 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Inter Milan in Serie A competition, Sassuolo and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Sassuolo managed 56% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 8 on target. The scorer for Sassuolo was Domenico Berardi (22'). Inter Milan had 18 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Edin Džeko (58') and Lautaro Martínez (78') scored for Inter Milan.
The forward players for Sassuolo have suffered from a lack of goals over their previous six games, netting the poor return of only 4. In those matches, Sassuolo have also seen the collective goal tally against them equal 7. Regardless, it remains to be seen if that pattern will persist in this game.
Heading into this fixture, Sassuolo have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes going back to 02/09/2018 shows that Genoa have won 1 of them & Sassuolo 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Serie A match day 35 on 09/05/2021 when the final score was Genoa 1-2 Sassuolo.
On that occasion, Genoa had 39% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Davide Zappacosta (85').
At the other end, Sassuolo got 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Giacomo Raspadori (14') and Domenico Berardi (66') scored.
The referee was Maurizio Mariani.
Team News: Genoa
Stefano Sturaro (Muscle Fatigue), Francesco Cassata (Knee Surgery), Nikola Maksimovic (Strain) and Zinho Vanheusden (Muscular problems) are not available for Genoa manager Davide Ballardini. Ivan Radovanovic is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Sassuolo
Sassuolo boss Alessio Dionisi has some current player fitness concerns. Nicolás Schiappacasse (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Pedro Obiang (Heart Condition) and Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture) will not be playing here.
We think that Genoa could find themselves up against it to see themselves scoring against this Sassuolo team who we think might gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 advantage for Sassuolo at the end of the 90 minutes.
Little in this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Domenico Criscito
Chairman: Enrico Preziosi
Manager: Davide Ballardini
Competitions: Serie A position 16, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
🔑 Key Player: Mattia Destro
Typically playing in the Striker position, Mattia Destro was born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. After making a first senior appearance for Genoa in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 4 league goals in this Serie A 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 4 appearances.