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The Serie A clash at Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore on Wednesday sees home side Sassuolo welcome opponents Genoa.
Our Sassuolo v Genoa predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Sassuolo will be hoping to bounce back here after the 2-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against SSC Napoli.
In that match, Sassuolo had 50% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, SSC Napoli got 21 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Elseid Hysaj (8') and Allan (90') scored for SSC Napoli.
It has not been often in recent times where Sassuolo haven’t conceded. In fact, Sassuolo have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 10 goals in the process. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sassuolo:
- haven't beaten Genoa in their previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Inter Milan in Serie A competition, Genoa and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Genoa managed 44% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Inter Milan had 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Romelu Lukaku (34', 90') and Alexis Sánchez (83') scored for Inter Milan.
The stats tell the story, and Genoa have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 10 goals in total. In defence, Il Grifone / Rossoblu have some weaknesses to address.
Heading into this fixture, Genoa are winless against Sassuolo when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 05/02/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with Sassuolo winning 2 of those games, Genoa 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 15 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for Sassuolo and 7 coming from Il Grifone / Rossoblu. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Serie A match day 18 on 05/01/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Genoa 2-1 Sassuolo.
On that occasion, Genoa managed 36% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorers were Domenico Criscito (29') and Goran Pandev (86').
For their opponents, Sassuolo got 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. Pedro Obiang (33') was the scorer.
The referee was Massimiliano Irrati.
Team News: Sassuolo
Jeremie Boga (Muscular problems), Vlad Chiriches (Calf Problems), Grégoire Defrel (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Pedro Obiang (Tear in the abductor muscle) and Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture) will not be taking part for Sassuolo manager Roberto De Zerbi.
It seems likely that Sassuolo will possibly kick off with a 4-2-3-1 system for the game featuring Andrea Consigli, Rogério, Gianmarco Ferrari, Marlon Santos, Mert Müldür, Francesco Magnanelli, Manuel Locatelli, Hamed Junior Traorè, Filip Djuricic, Domenico Berardi and Francesco Caputo.
Team News: Genoa
Genoa boss Davide Nicola has not got a full squad to pick from. Stefano Sturaro (Thigh Problems), Francesco Cassata (Unknown Injury), Marko Pajac (Unknown Injury), Adama Soumaoro (Unknown Injury), Antonio Sanabria (Stiffness) and Ivan Radovanovic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered.
We are inclined to think that Il Grifone / Rossoblu seem most likely to elect for a 3-5-2 system, going with Matia Perin, Cristian Zapata, Edoardo Goldaniga, Cristian Gabriel Romero, Peter Ankersen, Valon Behrami, Filip Jagiełło, Nicolò Rovella, Domenico Criscito, Andrea Favilli and Andrea Pinamonti.
We envisage that Genoa and Sassuolo might both not be able to do quite enough to get on the scoresheet here.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a game with minimal goal-scoring opportunities. That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive game with a 0-0 scoreline after 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore (21,525)
Captain: Francesco Magnanelli
Chairman: Carlo Rossi
Manager: Roberto De Zerbi
Competitions: Serie A position 8
🔑 Star Player: Jérémie Boga
Regularly taking up the Left Wing position, Jérémie Boga was born in Marseille, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Stade Rennais FC in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Forward has hit 11 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 season so far in a total of 34 appearances.