Of course, these two defeats will only be an additional motive for today’s hosts to finally take home a win against Atalanta, especially since they have not defeated this team since April 2014. Anyway, Sassuolo fans are encouraged by the fact that they have even recorded three wins and a draw in the last four home matches, especially last weekend, when they drew 1-1 against Turin.
Before that, they drew 1-0 at home to their favored Inter as they drew 1-1 in Roma’s tough away match with Roma. Thus, until now only the 0-1 away defeat at Genoa was a mistake. Sassuolo continue to have a solid six-point lead over relegation teams, leaving them in control of everything. In the duel against Atalanta they will have to do without the injured center-back Letschert, while the new center-back Lemos could probably be found on the bench.
The guests from Bergamo are quite unstable lately. For example, they have won away to Milan and Roma in heavy away fights in the championship and away to Napoli in the Italian Cup, while conceding two consecutive Serie A defeats at home. First of Cagliari and last weekend also of Naples. They are obviously much more relaxed away from home and seem to be under pressure at home.
The charges of the coach Gasperini are still fighting for international table positions, as they currently have only four points behind the sixth Sampdoria. Thus, they will probably come up against their old opponent Sassuolo quite offensively, thus recording a victory. At the moment, they have no problems with injuries and in transfer they were left by defender Drame and midfielder Kurtic. At the same time they borrowed from Bologna midfielder Rizzo.
Our Prediction: UC Sassuolo win @ 1.72