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The Serie A tie at Stadio Olimpico di Roma on Sunday sees home side Roma welcome Sassuolo.
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Roma will be looking for another win after the 0-4 Serie A victory against Salernitana.
In that game, Roma managed 80% possession and 28 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. For Roma, goals were scored by Lorenzo Pellegrini (48', 79'), Jordan Veretout (52') and Tammy Abraham (69'). For their opponents, Salernitana had 5 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Roma have taken part. Opposition teams scored 4 of them in these games while Roma bagged a total of 16. Nonetheless, we must now wait to see whether such a trend shall be sustained in this next match or not.
Their prior results show that Roma:
- have not lost a league tie with Sassuolo in their previous 2 games.
- are winless against Sassuolo in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Previously, Sassuolo drew 0-0 in the Serie A match with Sampdoria.
In that game, Sassuolo managed 63% possession and 19 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, Sampdoria had 10 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Alessio Dionisi's Sassuolo have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 11 times in the course of their previous sextet of matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those same clashes comes to 7.
Heading into this fixture, Sassuolo are unbeaten in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head clashes going back to 26/12/2018 tells us that Roma have won 2 of these games & Sassuolo 1, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
An aggregate of 20 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 11 of them for i Giallorossi and 9 belonging to Sassuolo. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league contest between these sides was Serie A match day 29 on 03/04/2021 which ended up with the score at Sassuolo 2-2 Roma.
That time, Sassuolo managed 69% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Hamed Junior Traorè (57') and Giacomo Raspadori (85').
Roma got 11 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Lorenzo Pellegrini (26') and Bruno Peres (69') scored.
The referee was Luca Pairetto.
Team News: Roma
There is just a single fitness concern for the Roma manager José Mourinho to be concerned with from a near full-strength set of players. Leonardo Spinazzola (Achilles tendon rupture) is sidelined.
Team News: Sassuolo
Sassuolo manager Alessio Dionisi has not got a full squad to pick from. Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture), Nicolás Schiappacasse (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Pedro Obiang (Heart Condition) are not able to play.
We’re of the view that Sassuolo have it in them to breach the defence of this Roma outfit, but it possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 winning score for Roma at the end of the match. We’ll have to see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Lorenzo Pellegrini
Chairman: Dan Friedkin
Manager: José Mourinho
Competitions: Serie A position 3, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group C)
🔑 Key Player: Jordan Veretout
Mostly used in the Centre Midfield position, Jordan Veretout was born in Ancenis, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Nantes in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Midfielder has managed to score 3 league goals in the Serie A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 2 appearances.