Sassuolo 10-9-8, Roma 15-5-8
4/3/21 9 am
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Sassuolo is hosting Roma at Mapei Stadium in round 29 in the Italian Serie A.
Sassuolo has probably had the best start of the season in their history, but that form is now long gone, and Sassuolo has won only 1 of their last 5 games. With this negative streak, Sassuolo has dropped to 8th place with 39 points, and won’t even reach the Europa League spot. In the attacking end, Sassuolo is still doing well with 45 scored goals, but their defense has been bad lately, and they have conceded 44 goals so far this season. Sassuolo was playing against Torino on the road in their last Serie A game, and they were decent with 51% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 84% of the correct passes. After leading 0-2 at halftime, Sassuolo thought this game is over, and I cost them dearly. With 3 conceded goals in the last 15 minutes of the game, Sassuolo ended up losing this match 2-3. In every one of their last 4 games, Sassuolo has conceded at least 2 goals, and these are the issues teams don’t get rid of easily, especially average teams like Sassuolo. Caputo and Berardi have each scored 11 goals for Sassuolo so far this season, and they each added 4 assists, but they are both injured alongside Bourabia, and this is a massive blow for Sassuolo. As I’ve mentioned earlier, there is no way Sassuolo will reach the Europa League, and they will need to be happy with yet another average season.
Roma on the other hand is on the Europa League spot, 6th place with 50 points, but Roma is also only 5 points away from the Champions League spot. Roma is one of the best offensive teams in Serie A with 51 scored goals, but their defense has also been shaky, and Roma has conceded 42 goals so far. In the Europa League, Roma will be playing against Ajax on the road, but they need a win here to break their 2-game losing streak in Serie A. Roma was playing against Napoli in their last game, and they have had 52% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 88% of the correct passes. Roma has conceded 2 goals in the first half, and they were unable to go through Napoli’s defense, and unfortunately for Roma, they ended up losing this game 0-2. Injuries have had a lot to do with Roma’s sloppy form, and Zaniolo, Mkhitaryan, Villar, Ibanez, and Kumbulla are all still injured, while Veretout, Smalling, and Cristante are still questionable. There is a massive competition for the Champions League spots in Serie A, and Roma is a bit behind at the moment, but there is still a lot of games left, and everything can turn around for Roma.
Sassuolo has won only 1 game against Roma in the past, and they haven’t been particularly good at home this season. Both teams have a few important injuries, and the only clear way to go here are the goals.