Sassuolo vs. Hellas Verona 6/28/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sassuolo 9-6-12, Hellas Verona 10-8-9
6/28/20 1:30 pm
Over 2.5 (-110), Under 2.5 (-110)
Sassuolo is welcoming Hellas Verona to Mapei Stadium in round 28 in Italian Serie A.
Sassuolo has been solid before the break, but since the restart, they haven’t won any of the 2 games they played, while conceding 7 goals, and scoring 4 goals. In their latest Serie A game against Inter on the road, Sassuolo has had 53% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 89% of the correct passes. The first half of this match was really fun, and we saw 3 goals, 2 from Inter and 1 from Sassuolo. The second half started slow, and we didn’t see a goal until the 81st minute when Sassuolo tied the game from a penalty kick. Just 5 minutes after, Inter has scored another goal and was ahead once again. Going into the 90th minute, Sassuolo has tied the score once again and this match ended in a 3-3 draw. Caputo has scored 14 goals for Sassuolo this season, while Berardi added 10 goals. Romagna and Toljan are both injured. Sassuolo is in 12th place in the standings with 33 goals, while they scored 45 goals and conceded 46 goals. Sassuolo has proved in their last two games that they can score goals against any team, but it won’t matter much if Sassuolo can’t improve their defense.
Hellas Verona is having an absolutely amazing season despite the odds. With 38 points, only 31 scored goals, and only 29 conceded goals, Verona is in 9th place, just 4 points from the Europa League place. We can see that Verona is not the type of team that will focus on offense, but their defense is one of the best in Serie A, and that is the main reason why Verona is this high in the standings. Verona has played two games since the restart, and they have won 1 and lost 1. In their last Serie A game against Napoli at home, Verona has had 45% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 84% of the correct passes. This was a decent game for Verona, but Napoli was just too strong, and Verona has lost this match 0-2. Di Carmine has score 5 goals for Verona so far, while Pazzini added 4 goals. Eysseric and Borini are injured, while Faraoni is suspended because of the yellow cards. Passina, Dawidowicz, and Danzi are all still questionable for this game. I know that Verona is only 4 points away from the Europa League, but I just don’t see them getting there with a weak offense like this. Sure, Verona might win a few more points because of their defense, but that will not be enough to catch up to Napoli.
Verona hasn’t won any of their last 5 away games, while Sassuolo was dominant at home in this matchup. I expect this to be a very tight game, and I think that Sassuolo will win, but I also think we might see some goals. Taking everything into consideration, I will pick Sassuolo to win this match.