Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Buoyed by a 3-2 win over Cremonese, Monza will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Sassuolo in the Serie A round 19. The Biancorossi have been performing above expectations in the 2022/2023 season, and, as a result, they are on the right track to secure the survival. The opposition defenders should have Gianluca Caprari at bay as the 29-year-old scored a brace in the last league match, while all Rovella, Donati, and Mota are out of contention with injuries.
The Neroverdi, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Lazio, which is yet another reason why we predict the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Sunday’s encounter. The visitors will be without Muldur, Lopez, Consigli, and Pinamonti against Monza, while experienced forward Gregoire Defrel is pushing for a rare start.
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.