Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Bologna will look to recover from a heavy 6-1 loss to Inter when they face Sassuolo in the Serie A round 15. The Rossoblu failed to extend their winning run to four games in midweek, but they are surely capable of matching the Neroverdi in front of home fans. Kevin Bonifazi is sidelined with injury, but he should be the only absentee in Thiago Motta’s team. Meanwhile, the visitors are on a three-game winless run in the Italian top flight.
Sassuolo suffered a loss in each of their last three away matches in the Serie A, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on Bologna. Both Gregoire Defrel and Mert Muldur are rated doubtful for the match, but there are no suspended players in the away side. In their last meeting at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara Sassuolo defeated Bologna, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Marko Arnautovic):
An Austrian footballer born on 19 April 1986, Marko Arnautovic represented a number of Austrian top sides on youth level, but it was at Twente that his professional career began. The winger needed a while to nail down a regular starting berth, but he impressed in his first full season to score 12 Eredivisie goals and earn a lucrative move to Inter Milan.
The unprofessional behaviour seriously cut short his stay at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, but the highly rated footballer was able to kick start his career at Werder Bremen. The successful spell in Bundesliga saw him secure a move to Stoke City, where he has played his best football up to date.
A powerful footballer capable of scoring from distance, Arnautovic is able to operate as a winger, centre forward or attacking midfielder, and he has also impressed playing for the Austria national team. The forward scored 3 goals in the qualifying campaign to help Das Team qualify for the Euro 2016 finals, taking his total goal tally past 10 strikes.
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.