The Neroverdi played several good games before the international break, beat Juventus at home 4-2 in a brilliant match, upset Inter, which is considered the main contender for the Scudetto, on their field (2-1), eventually rising from the depths of the table to 12th place after a weak start in the championship.
The game with Lazio, currently even a neighbor in the table, will show the team’s form after the break, but the Neroverdi should not unequivocally abandon their attacking philosophy.
Sassuolo coach Dionisi is still without striker Alvarez, who has been injured since the start of the season. Also recovering in the hospital are defensive midfielder Matheus Henrique and central defender Mattia Viti, who joined the club from Nice on loan.
In attack, you can definitely expect Domenico Berardi (5 goals and 1 assist this season). Andrea Pinamonti, who leads the home team, already has four goals to his name this season – just one less than in the entire last period.
Sassuolo looks very competitive in matches with stronger opponents and is unlikely to close in defense today. The Neroverdi score a lot and regularly, while the opponents defense will not always be able to neutralize the threats from the hosts attack.
All bookies consider hosts as a favorite, you can read review about Bet365 and place bets with high odds for this game.
Spezia current form
Spezia currently ranks 16th in the Serie B standings after playing 8 matches. Massimiliano Alvini’s team managed to win only once in eight rounds, and this, of course, cannot but be alarming. The rivals are nearby, but Spezia are still facing dire consequences, and there is no talk of any changes in the direction of impact. There was a draw with Brescia (0:0), both teams were not active enough in attack.
And the only victory so far came in the match against one of the main outsiders of the league – Feralpisalo (2:1). In the meeting with Pisa, Spezia had the initiative, but it was not possible to transform it into something more, again zeros (0:0).
Three rounds without defeat is a good result, but it is worth understanding that in two of these three matches Spezia failed to score. It is too early to draw conclusions that the team has begun to improve the situation. The content of the game still leaves much to be desired.
Spezia cannot boast of such achievements like Sassuolo, and their place in the relegation zone speaks for itself.
There are few options in attack, and the defense is not reliable. In such a situation, it makes sense to trust the team from a higher league, especially since it will play on home field.