Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Buoyed by a 3-1 win over Lazio, Juventus will look to overtake Inter in top position when they face Sassuolo on Matchday 5. The Bianconeri are eyeing their third consecutive league win, but beating Sassuolo at Mapei Stadium – Citta del Tricolore is easier said than done. A man to watch in the away team will be Dusan Vlahovic, who scored a brace against the Biancocelesti, while Mattia de Sciglio remains in the recovery room.
The Neroverdi, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-2 loss to Frosinone, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the Scudetto hopefuls. Midfielder Agustin Alvarez misses out with an ACL injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team. In their last meeting at the venue Sassuolo defeated Juventus thanks to Gregoire Defrel’s goal, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
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 (Juventus):
Juventus are considered one of the greatest European football clubs. The Bianconeri (The White and Blacks) have won two Champions League trophies (1985, 1996) and they did well to clinch three UEFA Cup titles (1977, 1990, 1993). The Italian giants have won 32 Serie A trophies and it is well known that a number of star players were part of Juve in the past.
The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet all played for Juventus, whilst legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has yet to retire. Juve were stripped two domestic trophies during the “Calciopoli” scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought glory days back to Turin. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at Stadio delle Alpi, but nowadays they welcome their rivals at Juventus Stadium.
The capacity of the stadium is 41,475. La Vechhia Signora (The Old Lady) is yet another nickname of the club. Juve’s biggest rivals are Torino and the two local rivals take on each other in the Turin derby.