Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Salernitana will look to keep their survival hopes alive when they host Sassuolo to their Stadio Arechi in what is expected to be an interesting Serie A game. The rock-bottom side are ten points behind the safe zone, with the team heading into the match following a heavy 5-0 loss to Inter. Both Strandberg and Schiavone remain in the treatment room, while veteran winger Franck Ribery faces race against clock to be fit for the match.
The Neroverdi, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Venezia. Sassuolo are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, and seeing that Salernitana are desperate to pick up all three points from the match, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. As for the visiting team, all Chiriches, Rogerio, Toljan, and Djuricic are sidelined through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Vlad Chiriches):
Vlad Iulian Churches had an unusual path to the biggest stage, spending some time at the Benfica youth academy before returning to Romania to start his professional career at International. The central defender arrived to Steaua Bucuresti via Pandurii Targu Jiu and he needed just a year and a half to secure a big club move.
After snubbing a number of offers from Italian Serie A, Chiriches joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013, becoming Steaua’s record transfer in the process. However, the Romania international did not enjoy the best of starts to his career in England and he was sold to Napoli after two somewhat disappointing seasons at White Hart Lane.
Chiriches has struggled for playing time at Stadio San Paolo as well, and he will probably need to play on regular basis if he is to realise his full potential. Meanwhile, the powerful defender remains an important member of the Romania national team, having earned more than 40 caps for the Tricolorii since making his debut in 2011.
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.