Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Atalanta impressed in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign, but they have not been as successful at the start of the new season. The Orobici suffered a 1-0 loss to Roma in their opener and, to make things even worse for the fans, they dropped a one-goal advantage in a 3-1 loss to Napoli at Stadio Olimpico. Atalanta are desperate to return to record their first win of the season and Sunday’s football match against Sassuolo could be the turning point for the hosts. The Neroverdi suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Torino in their first away game of the season and seeing that they often struggle on the travels Christian Bucchi’s men are unlikely to spoil Atalanta’s party at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. Alejandro Gomez, who scored 16 goals in the Italian top flight last season, will be the man to watch in the home team and the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Marten de Roon):
After spending his youth career in ASWH, Feyenoord and Sparta Rotterdam, Marten de Roon made his senior debut on 27 March 2010. The midfielder played for Sparta against Twente back then, but he made no more than three appearances for de Kasteelheren in the 2009/2010 season. Marten de Roon joined Heerenveen in 2012 and in 2015 he moved to Serie A side Atalanta. He made 36 appearances for Atalanta in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, but on 4 July, 2016, he signed a contract with Middlesbrough for a reported fee of £12m. The Dutch footballer scored one goal in three appearances for Netherlands U19 team. Marten de Roon was born in Zwinjndrecht, Netherlands on 29 March, 1991. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive and attacking midfielder as well. Martin de Roon is a right-footed footballer and he is 185 cm tall.
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.