Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 13 March 2021
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Mapei Stadium
Sassuolo recorded a 2-0 loss in their last outing in the league as they continue to slip down the table. It is interesting to know that nine of the 18 Serie A goals scored at home by the team were scored beyond the 80th minute. They desperately need to pick up valuable points both away and especially at home as they have picked up fewer average points per home game than away (1.25 vs 1.62). To their credit, they have avoided defeat in nine of 12 league home games this term (W3, D6, L3).
Hellas Verona’s dream of European football received a reality check in their 2-0 loss to AC Milan in the league last term. It was their first defeat in five Serie A games (W2, D2, L1). Getting back among the points will likely depend on scoring first, as Verona have remained unbeaten when doing so in the league with an impressive return of 7 wins and 6 draws.
Verona have lost three of the last four league H2Hs with their host (D1, L3) and will be banking on their improved away performances to improve on that statistics. They have only won two Serie A away games in 2021 (W2, D2, L3).
Players to watch includes Domenico Berardi who scored the last goal in Sassuolo’s 2-0 reverse fixture win, while Verona’s Mattia Zaccagni has been the game’s final scorer in four of his five league scoring games.
Players that will not feature in this game for both sides due to injury includes: Boga J. (Muscle Injury), Chiriches V.(Muscle Injury), Romagna F.(Knee Injury), Bourabia M.(Muscle Injury)all for Sassuolo, while Colley E.(Knee Injury), Kalinic N.(Thigh Injury), Ruegg K.(Ankle Injury), Vieira R.(Muscle Injury) for Verona.
- Sassuolo’s form in last 5 matches: LLLWL.
- Verona’s form in last 5 matches: WLLLL.