Our football match prediction:
After failing to shock Juventus in the Serie A derby (0-1), Roma will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Sassuolo at their Stadio Olimpico. The Romans are eager to stay in the race for Scudetto and we predict they will go all guns blazing at the Neroverdi on Matchday 19. The Giallorossi are a real force to be reckoned with at home and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their sixth consecutive win on home soil. Sassuolo, on the other hand, have been producing terrific displays in the Serie A of late and they are on a three-game winning run ahead of the trip to “Eternal City”. The Neroverdi proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win over star-studded Inter, but seeing that they are not seen as good travelers, we believe the Romans will pick up all three points from Saturday’s football game.
Highlighted Player (Nainggolan):
Born on 4 May 1988, Radja Nainggolan is a Belgian footballer who plays for AS Roma as a central midfielder. The combative midfielder failed to leave a mark on domestic stage, having left his first club Germinal Beerschot for Piacenza as a 17-year-old. Nainggolan soon started to prove his worth at senior level, earning a move to Cagliari in 2010. He continued with impressive performances in Italian Serie A and eventually snubbed a number of top European sides to join AS Roma in 2014. The central midfielder enjoyed a very good start to his career at Stadio Olimpico, while also establishing himself as a first team regular in the Belgian national team, helping the Red Devils climb to first place in FIFA Rankings and also qualify for the Euro 2016 finals. A highly skilled midfielder who does not shirk from defensive duties, Nainggolan is also famous for his fiery temperament that has seen him earn 2 red cards and over 70 yellow cards during the course of his career.
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.