Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
A place in the Coppa Italia last 16 will be at stake when Sassuolo and Perugia face each other at MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore on Wednesday afternoon. Sassuolo are brimming with confidence ahead of the Italian Cup clash as they proved their worth in a 2-2 draw with Juventus in their last league fixture. The Serie A side have big ambitions for the 2019/2020 Coppa Italia campaign as well, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s clash.
Perugia set up a meeting with the Neroverdi by beating the likes of Triestina and Brescia, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in round 4. Since Sassuolo are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the Serie B team will return home empty-handed. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in the Coppa Italia.
Highlighted Player (Domenico Berardi):
Once one of the most promising young players in Serie A, Domenico Berardi is the Italian footballer that plays for Sassuolo and the Italy national team. Born in Cairati, Calabria, the forward begun his professional career back in 2012, when he helped the Neroverdi win Serie B and play in Serie A next season and was named as the best player of the competition, only 18 years of age.
He made his first appearance for the Italy U19 national team in the same season. His excellent performances draw the attention of Juventus and the Old Lady confirmed in the beginning of the Season 2013/14 that Domenico Berardi joined the club on a co-ownership deal.
The player never played for Juventus because he remained in Sassuolo and he recently signed a new contract with the Neroverdi. The 24-year-old right winger, who can also play as a left winger and a second striker, made his first appearance in the senior national team in June 2018.
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 its 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.