Sassuolo will face off against away side Torino at Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore in the Serie A match on Friday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Sassuolo v Torino can be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Sassuolo will be looking for a repeat result of the 3-4 Serie A triumph against Bologna.
In that match, Sassuolo had 53% possession and 25 shots on goal with 12 of them on target. For Sassuolo, the scorers were Domenico Berardi (18'), Filip Đuričić (64') and Francesco Caputo (70'). At the other end, Bologna had 14 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Roberto Soriano (9'), Mattias Svanberg (39'), Riccardo Orsolini (60') and Takehiro Tomiyasu (77' Own goal) scored for Bologna.
Fixtures involving Sassuolo have often been absorbing encounters of late with high scoring expected. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum of 25 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 18 of those coming from Sassuolo.
Coming into this clash, Sassuolo are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Cagliari in Serie A competition, Torino will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Torino managed 59% possession and 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Torino was Andrea Belotti (4', 49'). Cagliari had 11 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. João Pedro (12') and Giovanni Simeone (19', 73') scored for Cagliari.
Torino have been dangerous up front leading up to this encounter, scoring 8 times in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Marco Giampaolo will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Il Toro have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same outings. We will see if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Going into this encounter, Torino have not emerged victorious against Sassuolo in games played away from home for the previous 6 league games. Not the best of away records.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 27/08/2017 tells us that Sassuolo have won 1 of them & Torino 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
A total of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 from Sassuolo and 11 belonging to Il Toro. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
Team News: Sassuolo
Rogério (Calf Injury), Lukas Haraslin (Unknown Injury), Jeremy Toljan (Corona virus) and Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture) won’t be available for Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi.
Team News: Torino
Torino manager Marco Giampaolo has a number of players out of action. Armando Izzo (Unknown Injury), Simone Zaza (Unknown Injury) and Daniele Baselli (Ruptured cruciate ligament) are not ready for selection.
In our opinion, Sassuolo are likely to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
In contrast, Torino are also probably going to find it difficult to score themselves but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be hitting back at some stage here.
We reckon that it will be a 3-1 winning margin for Sassuolo by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore (21,525)
Captain: Francesco Magnanelli
Chairman: Carlo Rossi
Manager: Roberto De Zerbi
Competitions: Serie A position 4
⭐ Key Player: Francesco Caputo
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Francesco Caputo was born in Italy. After having played his first senior match for AS Bari in the 2008 - 2009 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in 4 appearances.