Sassuolo vs Sampdoria Match Analysis & Prediction
04/01/2023 2:30 pm
Both Sassuolo and Sampdoria will be bidding to return to the winning ways this weekend when they lock horns at Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore in 16th match day of the Serie A. Kickoffs schedules for January 4 at 14:30 EAT.
The home team has ten points more than their opponents in the league table but they are similarly struggling. Having gone four games unbeaten in August, Sassuolo went into the World Cup break without a win in four matches, including defeats against both Bologna and Empoli.
Sassuolo will seek to make amends following 3-0 Serie A losing effrts to Bologna in their most recent match. In that game, Sassuolo managed 48% possession and nine shots with three of them on target. Bologna got eight shots with four of them on target and goals by Michel Aebischer (30′), Marko Arnautović (50′) and Lewis Ferguson (78′).
Meanwhile, the Blucerchiati have just six points to their name this season but may have earmarked the trip to the Mapei Stadium as a potential win. Luckily for Wednesday’s hosts, their opponents have an even worse record this season, scoring just six goals in their opening 15 games.
Sampdoria will be hoping to bounce back from 0-2 Serie A defeat at the hands of Lecce in their most recent fixture. In that match, Sampdoria managed 57% possession and 11 shots with two of them on target. Lecce got 11 shots with three of them on target and goals by Lorenzo Colombo (45′) and Lameck Banda (83′).
Sassuolo vs. Sampdoria Head to head
These two sides have had 22 head to head encounters since 2011; Sassuolo won eight times, Sampdoria five times while nine other matches ended in draws.
When playing at home, Sassuolo have not lost to Sampdoria in their last three encounters.
Sassuolo Team News
Maxime Lopez remains sidelined through injury alongside Mert Muldur for Alessio Dionisi’s side.
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Sampdoria Team News
Fabio Quagliarella, Ignacio Pussetto, Andrea Conti, Manuel De Luca and Harry Winks will be unavailable for Dejan Stanković’s selection for this match through injuries while Filip Djuricic will miss out through suspension.
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