Sassuolo will look to recover from their crushing defeat to Atalanta last time out when they host Genoa on Wednesday at 2:00pm (UK time).
Roberto De Zerbi’s side are still well in contention for a Champions League spot but suffered a 5-1 thrashing to rivals Atalanta on Sunday. Meanwhile, Genoa’s 1-1 draw with Lazio recently ensured they have won just once since the opening game of the Serie A season.
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Scoreline prediction: Sassuolo 3-1 Genoa
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Sassuolo vs Genoa build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:
Although Sassuolo finished eighth last season, they were some 27 points off Champions League qualification and never really in contention for European qualification. But this season as been a different story, with De Zerbi leading his team to sixth-place so far just two points adrift of Napoli in fourth and one point behind defending champions Juventus. That said, Sassuolo were humbled 5-1 by Atalanta (who are now just a point behind them in the table) at the weekend and will be looking for a quick return to form here.
They’ll be full of confidence against a Genoa side sitting 19th in the table with just one solitary victory in their last 14 Serie A matches. Still, Davide Ballardini’s men have taken four points from their last two games, backing up a 2-1 win away at Spezia with a 1-1 draw against Lazio last time out. Can Genoa capitalise on a possible knock in confidence for Sassuolo?
- Sassuolo (vs Atalanta): Consigli; Muldur, Chiriches, Ferrari, Kyriakopoulos; Lopez, Locatelli; Berardi, Traore, Boga; Caputo.
- Genoa (vs Lazio): Perin; Masiello, *Zapata, Criscito; Zappacosta, Rovella, Badelj, Behrami, Czyborra; Destro, Pjaca.
Marlon Santos and Filippo Romagna remain sidelined for the hosts, although Sassuolo have no fresh injury concerns. That isn’t the case for Genoa, however, who will be without Francesco Cassata, Davide Biraschi, Cristian Zapata, Federico Marchetti, Luca Pellegrini and Stefano Sturaro on Wednesday.
Players to watch:
- Sassuolo: When it comes to defining moments in the final third, Sassuolo can continue to count on Italy international, Domenico Berardi. Now 26, Berardi has been linked with a move away from the club on and off for some time now, but has stuck around to push Sassuolo into European contention. This season, he’s bagged a team-high seven goals so far, while no Sassuolo player has managed more than his four assists. In fact, Berardi has been directly involved in four of his side’s last six goals, scoring three and setting up another. He’s notched more assists (six) against Genoa than any other opponent while also grabbing four goals against Il Grifone in the past, so don’t expect a quiet afternoon from Berardi.
- Genoa: Only Parma (13) have scored fewer than Genoa’s 15 Serie A goals so far this season but, despite that, Ballardini still has a reliable forward in the form of Mattia Destro. Despite playing just 520 minutes, Destro has bagged a third (five) of Genoa’s league goals, four of which have come in his last four outings. The 29-year-old bagged an impressive brace during a 2-2 draw against unbeaten leaders AC Milan in mid-December before scoring equalising goals in a 2-1 win over Spezia and a 1-1 draw with Lazio more recently. Destro will hope his current form can help him add to his three career goals against Sassuolo on Wednesday.
Serie A 2020/21 recent form:
- Sassuolo: LWLDW
- Genoa: DWLDL
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