Roma will travel to the Stadio Citta del Tricolore to face Sassuolo in the Serie A on Saturday.
Roma Match Form
Roma are in fourth place in the table as they look to make the Champions League. This season they played in the Europa League after finishing sixth last campaign. Under new manager Paulo Fonseca they have improved. Last week’s 1-1 draw against Lazio was a great example of that. Edin Dzeko opened the scoring for Roma before Francesco Acerbi equalized for Lazio. The neighbors are flying high this season and Lazio are in third place, seven points ahead of Roma.
However, Roma are impressing in their own right. Despite being given a mixed squad, Fonseca has brought out the best from them. The veteran Dzeko has led the line admirably, and he has scored nine league goals so far. Behind Dzeko, Roma have a lot of young talent in attacking positions. Against Lazio, the trio of Cengiz Under, Lorenzo Pellegrini, and Justin Kluivert were handed starts. Nicolo Zaniolo is injured right now, but he has been one of the key players for Roma this season.
Atalanta are in fifth place, and they are just a point behind Roma. The race for the Champions League places is bound to be a tight one this campaign. Roma’s last win was a 3-1 result over Genoa. Under and Dzeko scored in that game along with an own goal. Fonseca would like a clean sheet from his side against Sassuolo, as they have not kept one in the league for about two months.
Sassuolo Match Form
Sassuolo are on the wrong side of the table as it stands. They are in 15th place, eight points clear of relegation. The gap is big for now, but they can’t afford to get complacent. They finished 11th last season, and a similar finish would be welcome this time. Sassuolo’s last game ended in a goalless draw against Sampdoria. Federico Peluso was sent off for Sassuolo in the first half, and it changed the complexion of the game.
Domenico Berardi has been their top scorer this season, and he has netted nine in the Serie A. Francesco Caputo is close behind him with eight strikes to his name. Berardi scored the winner in their last win which was a 2-1 result over Torino. However, their defence has let Sassuolo down at times. Only three teams have conceded more goals than Sassuolo this season in the Serie A.
Roma have dominated Sassuolo in recent years. Sassuolo have failed to register a win in the last 13 meetings between these two sides. Roma have won eight of them, and the rest have ended in draws.
Sassuolo vs Roma Betting Tips
Roma will be the favorite to continue that streak on Saturday. They impressed against Lazio and should get back to winning ways. The total goals in this match should be over 2.5, as both sides have potent attacking units. Roma have more on their side, and that should be enough to get the three points.