Our football match prediction:
Wednesday’s football game at MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore pits together Sassuolo and Napoli, the two teams who are eager to make it to the Coppa Italia round 5. Sassuolo have been having their ups and downs in the Serie A this term and, as a result, they sit in eighth position in the standings. Catania, on the other hand, occupy fifth place in the Serie C and they made it to the Italian Cup fourth round by beating the likes of Como, Foggia and Hellas Verona. The Sicilians are eager to claim a major scalp in the Coppa Italia, but seeing that Sassuolo have turned their MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore into a real fortress, home win should be considered. When the two teams met in the Serie A four years ago Sassuolo recorded a 3-1 win over Catania and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Francesco Magnanelli):
Francesco Magnanelli is a Sassuolo midfielder, who was born on 12 November, 1984. His main position is defensive midfield, but he plays as a central midfielder as well. Magnanelli began his senior career at Gubbio and he played for the club in lower leagues from 2000 to 2002. He was part of Chievo during the 2002/2003 season, but he did not see any game action during his spelt with the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi outfit. The Italian footballer joined Fiorentina in 2003 and he moved to Sangiovannesse one year later. After making seven league appearances for the club, Francesco Magnanelli made probably the best decision of his career when he signed a contract with Sassuolo in June 2015. He has been playing for the Neroverdi on regular basis and he scored one goal in 34 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. His contract with Sassuolo expires on 30 June, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Sassuolo):
US Sassuolo Calcio is an Italian football club from Sassuolo, state Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region. In the season 2012/2013 Sassuolo managed to promote to the Serie A before playing in the Serie B for four seasons. Sassuolo was founded in 1922 and is known for being one of the smaller teams in the Serie A. Sassuolo hosts it’s home games in the Stadio Citta del Tricolore which holds a capacity for approximately 21 000 spectators. Sassuolo is also known as i Neroverdi and plays at home in black and green. The biggest achievements in the club history were in 2007/2008 where the club won the Serie C1 and in season 2012/2013 were Sassuolo won the Serie B as well. Known players in the club history are Andrea Poli, Antonio Floro Flores, Simone Zaga and Reto Ziegler.