Sassuolo have been better on the road this season than here in front of their own fans, where they have picked up only 17 of their 40 points in Serie A. Spezia have mostly struggled on their travels though and their nine away defeats is the most in the Italian top-flight. They are also in poor form compared to Sassuolo lately.
Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is Sassuolo Calcio 2-0 Spezia Calcio and is available at odds of 9.5/1.
Alternatively, you can bet on any Sassuolo win at 1.61/1 against Aquilotti at home on Friday.
Or, back any away win for Spezia at 5/1 here at the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.
You can find odds of 4.33/1 for any draw between Sassuolo and Spezia on Friday.
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The Watermelon Rind welcome Spezia Calcio to the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore on Friday for this Serie A match. Spezia won here last season in their only ever top-flight visit. Their 1-2 win remains their only victory in this head-to-head out of the seven encounters, in all competitions.
Sassuolo Calcio come into the match on a run of five league games undefeated. They have picked up 11 points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Serie A matches.
The Black and Greens shared the points in their last league match away to US Salernitana, in a four-goal thriller. Expected goals of 1.6xG apiece highlight how evenly matched the two sides were on the balance of chances created making a draw a fair result in the end.
A red card on the hour mark made the job of holding onto a 1-2 lead a more difficult one with Salernitana finally finding an equaliser 10 minutes from time. The final score of the match was 2-2.
Gianluca Scamacca scored Sassuolo Calcio’s first here and is their top scorer with 12 goals in Serie A this season. He is the 2.2/1 favourite to score against Spezia Calcio on Friday.
Their opponent on Friday, Spezia Calcio, come into the match on a run of three away league games without a win. They have picked up four points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Serie A matches.
The Little Eagles won their last league match at home to Cagliari Calcio. Expected goals of 2.3 to 0.5 in favour of Spezia indicates it was likely a fair result.
Aquilotti were awarded a penalty before halftime to break the deadlock but Daniele Verde failed to score the resulting spot-kick for his side. Thankfully, second-half goals from Martin Erlic and Rey Manaj ensured his miss wasn’t a costly one. The final score of the match was 2-0.
Despite his penalty miss, Verde remains Spezia Calcio’s top scorer with five goals in Serie A this season and is 3.5/1 to score against Sassuolo Calcio on Friday.
Sassuolo Calcio vs Spezia Calcio: Previous Serie A Meetings
3 in Total:- 1 Sassuolo Calcio win, 1 Spezia Calcio wins, 1 draws.
Sassuolo Calcio team news
The red card shown to Giacomo Raspadori in their last league match against Salernitana means Sassuolo will now be without him for today's match.
Filip Djuricic (Muscular Problems), Filippo Romagna, Pedro Obiang (Injury), Rogerio (Bruised Ankle), and Jeremy Toljan will be unavailable for The Watermelon Rind due to injury on Friday.
Spezia Calcio team news
Injuries will rule out Leo Sena and Jacopo Sala (Leg Injury) for the trip to the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.
They are unlikely to make any changes to the side that beat Cagliari Calcio in their last league outing.
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