Our football match prediction:
SPAL are running down a blind alley at the start of the 2017/2018 Serie A campaign. The Biancazzurri have recorded only one win in the Italian top flight this season and it is no surprise they sit in the relegation zone ahead of Sunday’s football match against Sassuolo. SPAL suffered five defeats in previous six league fixtures, but seeing that they are level on points with the Neroverdi, we predict that the newcomers are going to grab something from the relegation six-pointer. Sassuolo suffered a heavy 6-1 loss to Lazio in their last away game in the national championship and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the Stadio Paolo Mazza clash. In their last meeting in a competitive match at the stadium the two teams played out a 1-1 draw and, taking everything into account, we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Filippo Costa):
Filippo Costa is a left-footed midfielder who plays for Italian team SPAL. Costa is a product of Chievo Verona football academy, but he made only six appearances in the league for the Mussi Volanti. The Italian footballer, who was born in Noventa Vicentina on May 21, 1995 spent the 2014/2015 season on loan at Pisa and he played for Bournemouth U21 team on loan in the past as well. In 2017 he signed a permanent deal with SPAL. Filippo Costa represented Italy at the U19 European Championship in Hungary in 2014, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. Filippo Costa’s main position is left midfield, but he is capable of playing as a left-back as well. The 175-cm-tall midfielder, who wears number 33 on his shirt, scored one goal, while providing five assists for his teammates in 15 appearances for SPAL in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign. It is well known that the Biancazzurri secured promotion to the Italian top flight at the end of the season.
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.