Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Alberto Picco will host Saturday’s Serie A game between Spezia and Sassuolo, the two teams who are level on points in the standings after two rounds. The Bianconeri failed to spoil Inter’s party at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza at the weekend, but they are surely capable of matching the Neroverdi in front of home fans. Salvador Ferrer is a major doubt, while both Kelvin Amian Adou and Janis Antiste are out of contention with injuries.
Sassuolo, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Juve, with the team beating Lecce thanks to Domenico Berardi’s goal. The Neroverdi aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and seeing that Spezia experienced all sorts of problems at the back, away win should be considered. Hamed Junior Traore and Mert Muldur should be the only absentees in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Francesco Magnanelli):
Francesco Magnanelli is a Sassuolo midfielder, who was born on 12 November, 1984. His main position is defensive midfield, but he plays as a central midfielder as well. Magnanelli began his senior career at Gubbio and he played for the club in lower leagues from 2000 to 2002.
He was part of Chievo during the 2002/2003 season, but he did not see any game action during his spelt with the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi outfit. The Italian footballer joined Fiorentina in 2003 and he moved to Sangiovannesse one year later. After making seven league appearances for the club, Francesco Magnanelli made probably the best decision of his career when he signed a contract with Sassuolo in June 2015.
He has been playing for the Neroverdi on regular basis and he scored one goal in 34 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. His contract with Sassuolo expires on 30 June, 2017.
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.