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The Serie A match at Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore on Saturday sees hosts Sassuolo facing Roma.
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Sassuolo will be wanting a better result here after a 3-2 Serie A defeat last time out to Torino.
In that game, Sassuolo managed 51% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Sassuolo was Domenico Berardi (6', 38'). Torino got 18 attempts on goal with 11 on target. Simone Zaza (77', 92') and Rolando Mandragora (87') scored for Torino.
Fixtures involving Sassuolo have proved to be absorbing affairs recently with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 23 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 11 of those coming from Sassuolo.
Taking a look at their past results, Sassuolo:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Roma in their last 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 home league matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against SSC Napoli in Serie A competition, Roma and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Roma managed 52% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, SSC Napoli got 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Dries Mertens (27', 34') was the scorer for SSC Napoli.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Paulo Fonseca's Roma have managed to stick the ball in the net 8 times therefore yielding them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Coming into this contest, Roma haven't beaten Sassuolo when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings going back to 20/05/2018 shows us that Sassuolo have won 1 of these & Roma 3, with the number of draws being 2.
A combined sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 for Sassuolo and 10 belonging to i Giallorossi. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 10 on 06/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Roma 0-0 Sassuolo.
On that occasion, Roma managed 43% possession and 16 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Sassuolo had 5 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Fabio Maresca.
Team News: Sassuolo
Mehdi Bourabia (Hamstring Injury), Francesco Caputo (Lumbago), Brian Oddei (Unknown Injury), Domenico Berardi (Adductor problems), Kaan Ayhan (Corona virus) and Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture) won’t be playing for Sassuolo gaffer Roberto De Zerbi.
Team News: Roma
Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has to choose a team with limited availability. Chris Smalling (Knee Problems), Juan Jesus (Corona virus), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Disrupted Calf Muscle), Nicolò Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Marash Kumbulla (Torn Meniscus) won’t be making appearances. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Gonzalo Villar and Roger Ibañez.
In this match, Sassuolo must be fancied to find the net against this Roma outfit, although just one goal is unlikely to prevent defeat.
We can see both teams to score in a 1-2 winning score for Roma after the 90. It should be a decent one.
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⚽️ 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
⭐ Key Man: Francesco Caputo
Usually used in the Striker position, Francesco Caputo was born in Italy. Having made his senior debut playing for AS Bari in the 2008 - 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 11 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 22 appearances.