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Sassuolo come up against visiting rivals Udinese at Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore in this Serie A game on Sunday.
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Sassuolo will be looking for another win after the 5-0 Serie A success vs Genoa.
In that game, Sassuolo managed 54% possession and 18 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Sassuolo, the goals were scored by Hamed Junior Traorè (26'), Domenico Berardi (39'), Francesco Caputo (66', 77') and Giacomo Raspadori (74'). For their opponents, Genoa got 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Fixtures featuring Sassuolo have often been absorbing encounters recently with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, a grand total of 21 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 12 of these accredited to Sassuolo.
Going into this one, Sassuolo have left without a victory over Udinese in their previous 3 league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Lecce in Serie A action, Udinese will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Udinese had 46% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Udinese was Samir (36'). At the other end, Lecce had 13 shots at goal with 7 on target. Marco Mancosu (40') and Gianluca Lapadula (81') scored for Lecce.
Luca Gotti's Udinese have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 6 times in the course of their previous 6 matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes comes to 8.
Heading into this contest, Udinese haven't been defeated by Sassuolo when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 19/02/2017, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Sassuolo winning 2 of those games, Udinese 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 12 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 of them for Sassuolo and 7 created by Bianconeri Friuliani. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Serie A match day 19 on 12/01/2020 when the final score was Udinese 3-0 Sassuolo.
That day, Udinese had 37% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Stefano Okaka (14'), Ken Sema (68') and Rodrigo De Paul (91').
At the other end, Sassuolo had 17 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Manuel Volpi.
Team News: Sassuolo
Grégoire Defrel (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Pedro Obiang (Tear in the abductor muscle), Jeremie Boga (Muscular problems), Vlad Chiriches (Calf Problems) and Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture) are unavailable for Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi. Pedro Obiang is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Udinese
Udinese boss Luca Gotti has multiple availability issues to deal with. Lukasz Teodorczyk (Bruised Knee), Sebastian Prödl (Knee Injury), Rolando Mandragora (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Mato Jajalo (Bruised Knee) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
In this game, Udinese should have enough to put a goal past this Sassuolo team, but it possibly won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re expecting both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Sassuolo when the full-time whistle blows. Should be a good one.
⚽️ 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: Domenico Berardi
Regularly playing in the Right Wing position, Domenico Berardi was born in Italy. Having played his first senior match for Sassuolo in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Forward has struck 14 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 30 appearances.