Our match prediction:
Despite producing a fine display against Sassuolo in the first leg of the Europa League round 3, Luzern eventually played out a 1-1 draw with the Serie A outfit at Swissporarena. Markus Neymayr missed a penalty in the first leg that could have helped Luzern record a win over Sassuolo in the first leg, but the Swiss outfit still have slim chances of qualifying for the play-offs. Luzern need to score in Thursday’s football match against Sassuolo and we predict that the visitors are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in the return leg. Domenico Berardi scored in the first leg from the penalty spot and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the talented attacker. A goalless draw would see Sassuolo make it to the Europa League play-offs and, taking everything into account, the two teams should share the spoils in the return leg.
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.