After three consecutive defeats, all three away from home against Fiorentina, Verona and Milan, players of Chievo finally responded in a good manner. It was their second consecutive home victory as the side won against Sampdoria with a 2:1 result last Saturday evening.
Guests looked far better in the first halftime and deservedly took the lead from the penalty kick taken by Quagliarella in 26th minute. However, Chievo responded with far better performance in second even though the visitors from Genoa werent bad either.
Still, Chievo looked far more concrete and managed to reach the victory thanks to goals from Castro and Hetemaj. Overall, theres no doubt that the guests from Genoa did show more in a game that could have ended differently on some other day. Same as their opponents, they are now four points ahead of relegating placed Crotone.
Inglese and Stepinski could lead the attack of the home team in 4-3-1-2 formation, together with Giaccherini as offensive midfielder. Central defender Nenad Tomovic (19/0) is suspended.
Sassuolo, on the other hand, didnt look like a side that has plenty of chances to stay undefeated last Saturday afternoon when they welcomed second placed Napoli. However, their much more favorited visitors werent up to the task and didnt look like themsleves except having lots more of the meaningless ball possession.
Politano opened up the lead for the hosts in 22nd minute while the guests really struggled to create more dangerous chances during the whole game. Except from wast domination with the ball to their feet, they only managed to level up in 80th minute via Callejon not being able to revert the things completely.
It was third game in a row without a defeat for Sassuolo (others were draw against Spal and a victory against Udinese) as the side now has four points more than relegating placed Crotone.
Visitors are set to play in 3-5-2 formation with Berardi and Babacar as forwards. Forward Matteo Politano might need some rest here, while injured remains central defender Timo Lethschert (5/0).
Sassuolo have failed to win 10 of their last 11 matches (Serie A).
Chievo are undefeated in their last 5 matches against Sassuolo.
Chievo came back into the game against Sampdoria and in the end got a three pointer, surely boosting their morale on its way to this clash. Sassuolo also pulled off a surprising result as they drew against Napoli.
The game itself should be a balanced game, however I still see some more chances for the home team to prevail here, however the game is now too important for both sides to come up in a defensive mode here. Sassuolo surely wont defend after their decent run and thats why my first betting choice will remain with both teams scoring, offering us some decent value this time.
玩法 大分 指数 小分 进球数 大分(1.06) 2/2.5 小分(0.84)