Our match prediction:
Sassuolo emerged triumphant from their visit to Stadio Olimpico, as they defeated Lazio in the battle for the 7th place in the overall standings. Berardi, Defrel and Sansone created yet another victory for i Neroverdi, thus creating a four point cushion between them and i Biacocelesti. Eusebio Di Francesco’s charges now turn their attention to the forthcoming clash against Milan at Mapei Stadium this Sunday. I Rossoneri are undefeated in their last twelve games in all competitions and are just a point away from the fifth position in the league. Sinisa Mihajlovic hopes his team could record their first triumph ever at Sassuolo and will rely on fit-again Menez and Bacca to present a handful to opposition defenders. Modena-based outfit ended their six-game winless streak on home soil by defeating Empoli, another three points would bring them closer to Europe, which is why we predict a spectacle for the fans this Sunday afternoon. A high-scoring draw seems as the most appropriate outcome.
Highligted Player (Balotelli):
Mario Balotelli is a controversial footballer who played for both Inter and Milan in the past. The Italian attacker, who was born on 12 August, 1990, started his senior career at Lumezzane and in 2007 he signed a contract with the Nerazzurri. After scoring 20 goals in 59 league appearances with Inter, he moved to Manchester City in 2010. Super Mario spent three seasons at the Etihad Stadium and he returned to Serie A in 2013, signing a deal with Inter’s fiercest rivals Milan this time out. Balotelli scored 26 goals in 43 league games with the Rossoneri, but in the summer of 2014 he signed for Liverpool for a fee of £16 million. The Italian attacker is well known for his powerful shoot, but he often struggles to control his volatile temper. Super Mario impressed at the 2012 European Championship finals and he helped Italy make it to the final of the tournament. However, Spain proved to be a big catch for the Azzurri in the title game.
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.