Sassuolo will look to continue their push for a top-half finish when they host Brescia at Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore in the Serie A on Sunday.
Sassuolo Match Form
The Neroverdi are looking to improve upon their 11th-placed finish from last season. Currently, they are in 12th place, with 29 points from 24 games. They are level on points with Fiorentina while Torino and Udinese both are 2 points behind.
On the other hand, Cagliari are 3 points ahead while Bologna in 10th place are 5 points ahead albeit playing a game more. Roberto De Zerbi will look for a strong finish to the season with hardly anything left to play for.
After losing 1-0 to Parma in the previous league game, De Zerbi will want his side to get back to winning ways in this one.
Brescia Match Form
Coming to their opponents, Brescia are staring at relegation at the moment. After winning Serie B to get promoted, Le Rondinelle never really got going and have been in the relegation spots since game-week 9.
Diego Lopez’s men have picked up just 16 points from 25 games, a paltry return. They trail fellow relegation-battler Genoa by 6 points while safety is 7 points away, with Sampdoria occupying 17th place but the latter have played a game less.
Thus, the situation is looking pretty dire at the moment and only a miracle can save the club. After putting up a good fight in the 1-2 loss to Napoli at home with Jhon Chancellor getting the goal, Lopez will want his team to get a result in this one.
In terms of team news, Sassuolo have no suspension concerns while Ales Mateju is suspended for the visitors. On the injury front, the hosts are set to miss the services of Vlad Chiriches, Hamed Junior Traore, Pedro Obiang and Alessandro Tripaldelli.
Meanwhile, for Brescia, Romulo is a doubt while Andrea Cistana, Enrico Alfonso and Ernesto Torregrossa are ruled out for the game.
Head-To-Head & Sassuolo vs Brescia Betting Tips
Looking at head-to-head, there have been 4 draws in the 9 meetings between the duo, with Sassuolo winning 2 to Brescia’s 3. However, the Neroverdi are unbeaten in the last 5 meetings, winning 2 and drawing 3.
This includes a 2-0 win earlier in the season, which is incidentally the only clean sheet between the sides in this run. The recent form of De Zerbi’s men is also superior to their opponents, with the hosts picking 10 points from their last 5 league games while Brescia picked just one in the same period.
Thus, looking at recent history and form, Sassuolo are favorites to win once again win while keeping a clean-sheet.
Sassuolo Predicted XI: Consigli; Toljan, Romagna, Ferrari, Kyriakopoulos; Obiang, Locatelli; Berardi, Duricic, Boga; Caputo
Brescia Predicted XI: Joronen; Sabelli, Gastaldello , Chancellor, Martella; Bisoli, Dessena, Tonali; Zmrhal, Bjarnason; Balotelli