Sassuolo will host Bologna to kick off the next round of Serie A fixtures on Friday.
Both the sides are too close to the relegation zone for their own liking. Sassuolo are 15th in the table, and they are just two points above Sampdoria in 18th place. In the last six games they have played, Sassuolo have won just once. Sassuolo have won just three games in the league this season. They traveled to face promoted side Lecce last Sunday, and it looked like a good fixture on paper. Lecce were short of confidence, but Sassulo could only manage a 2-2 draw.
Gianluca Lapadula opened the scoring for Lecce before Jeremy Toljan made it 1-1. The home side took the lead through Filippo Falco before half-time, and Sassuolo were in a tough spot. Domenico Berardi scored a late equalizer to rescue a point for his side. Sassuolo have conceded 20 league goals this season, and only two sides have let in more in the Serie A. They have scored 18 goals at the other end, which has kept them afloat so far.
Berardi has scored seven of those goals, and he has been crucial for Sassuolo. The likes of Francesco Caputo and Alfred Duncan have also contributed in the final third with goals and assists. Sassulo were a mid-table side with comfort last season, and coach Roberto De Zerbi will want to attain that again. A win against Bologna could take them to the cusp of the top half if other results go their way.
Bologna have two points more than Sassuolo, and they are in 13th place as a result. Just like Sassuolo, their recent form is not encouraging either. Bologna have claimed just one win from their last seven games. They have lost four, drawing the other two. Bologna were unbeaten in the first three league games, winning two of those. Since then their form has dropped, and so has their league position.
In their last game, Bologna hosted Inter Milan. To the surprise of many, Roberto Soriano gave Bologna the lead at the Renato Dall’Ara. But Inter fought back, and goals from Romelu Lukaku gave them a 2-1 win. Despite the loss, it was a spirited performance from Inter Milan. They had 11 attempts in the game, out of which three were on target.
If one looks at the head to head record, there is only one winner. Bologna have not lost in the last seven league meetings, winning five of them. The last meeting between these two sides ended in a 2-1 win for Bologna. Both the sides have scored in the last three encounters against each other.
Sassuolo vs Bologna Betting Tips
The game will be a close one, and Sassuolo will be the slight favorites to get the win. We will see goals in this game, and the total number will be Over 2.5 in the match. Both sides should find the back of the net, but Sassuolo should have enough to get some crucial points.