Both Fiorentina and Sassuolo will be looking continue in their winning ways when they lock horns in an important and exciting Serie A fixture at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday afternoon with kickoff at 14:30.
Fiorentina have been the ultimate win or burst side in Serie A this campaign with the club yet to draw a match this term, recording 10 wins and seven defeats in their 17 league matches with most of their wins coming out during a spectacular past month.
They head into the match in a brilliant form as they have won in five of their last six matches across all competition surrendering to a 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the process. They are coming off a three match-winning streak in the Serie A against Sampdoria, bologna and Salernitana, scoring at least three goals and above in each game.
The excellent run of form has seen them rise up the table and currently sit in fifth on 30 points with two points above both Roma and Juventus who sit in sixth and seventh respectively and just six behind the struggling Napoli.
The Violas will therefore, be looking to keep pressure on Napoli as they at maintain their status in the Serie standing, but they meet one of their recent bogey sides in the Italian top tier as they have only beaten Sassuolo in one of their last seven meetings.
Sassuolo have recorded a somewhat inconsistent campaign in the Serie this season with the club posting six wins five draws and five defeats in their 17 league matches to collect 23 points which have left them sitting in 12th with seven points behind their Sunday hosts.
However, the Neroverdi will certainly not fear the trip to the Franchi as they have proved their ability to match Serie A’s big boys over the recent weeks. They head into the match unbeaten in their last four top-flight matches taking down Juventus, Milan and Lazio in the process while drawing 2-2 with Napoli.
With now just three points outside the top 10 the Neroverdi will be pushing for the a victory here as they aim at breaking into the top half seeking a better chance at the European places.
Fiorentina vs Sassuolo head to head
Both sides have met in 16 encounters since 2013 with Fiorentina claiming six wins while Sassuolo have claimed five and there have been five draws.
- Sassuolo 3-1 Fiorentina 17/04/21
- Fiorentina 1-1 Sassuolo 16/12/20
- Fiorentina 1-3 Sassuolo 01/07/20
- Sassuolo 1-2 Fiorentina 30/10/19
- Fiorentina 0-1 Sassuolo 29/04/19
- Fiorentina 2-1 Benevento
- Fiorentina 4-0 Salernitana
- Bologna 2-3 Fiorentina
- Fiorentina 3-1 Sampdoria
- Empoli 2-1 Fiorentina
- Sassuolo 2-1 Lazio
- Spezia 2-2 Sassuolo
- Sassuolo 2-2 Napoli
- Milan 1-3 Sassuolo
- Sassuolo 2-2 Cagliari
Fiorentina team news
Fiorentina will be without Bartlomiej Dragowski and Erick Pulgar through injuries.
Sassuolo team news
Sassuolo will be without Filip Djuricic and Kaan Ayhan through injuries while Pedro Obiang will be out due to illness.
Prediction and odds
- Home win
- Goal over 2.5