Sassuolo Calcio vs Cremonese – 06/03/2023
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The penultimate fixture of the weekend in the Italian Serie A takes place on the 6th of March as Sassuolo meet Cremonese. The game will be played at the MAPEI Stadium and the hosts begin the weekend in 14th place on 27 points while the visitors are in 19th place on 12 points.
Sassuolo come into the match having beat Lecce 1-0 away from home last weekend in Serie A. The only goal of the game was scored in the 65th minute and the win saw Sassuolo extend the gap between themselves and the relegation zone to 10 points.
The victory over Lecce was the first win in 3 attempts for Sassuolo having previously been held to a 2-2 draw at Udinese and lost 2-0 at home to runaway league leaders, Napoli. Sassuolo have been difficult to beat in recent league fixtures and they are undefeated in 5 of their last 6 Serie A matches.
There have been wins over AC Milan and Lecce away plus Atalanta at home, so Sassuolo have beaten some good teams.
However, home form in the league shows Sassuolo have lost 3 of their last 4 matches and have recorded just a single victory in their 5 most recent home Serie A games.
Trends show in Sassuolo’s last 3 home Serie A matches, there have been under 2.5 goals scored and Sassuolo have scored no more than a single goal in each of their last 5 league games on home soil.
Cremonese travel to the MAPEI Stadium having recorded an excellent 2-1 home win over Roma last week in Serie A.
Having opened the scoring in the 17th minute, it appeared Cremonese were denied a famous win when Roma equalised 19 minutes from time. However, Cremonese found the back of the net for a second time in the 83rd minute to record their first win of the season.
The victory over Roma means Cremonese are undefeated in their 2 most recent fixtures in Serie following the 2-2 draw at Torino.
However, Cremonese have recorded only 1 win in their last 20 Serie A games, which is an extremely poor record. Cremonese’s away record in the league shows they have failed to win any of their last 16 matches, with the run going back to 1996.
Trends show Cremonese have conceded 2 or more goals in 6 of their last 7 away Serie A games. They have failed to find the back of the net themselves in 3 of their last 5 league matches on the road.
Team news and Sassuolo are without forward Domenico Berardi who is suspended. Jeremy Toljan is doubtful due to a hamstring injury.
Cremonese are without suspended defender Alex Ferrari but he is the only player likely to be absent for the visitors.
Cremonese will be buzzing following their first win of the season but could be brought back down to earth with a bump in this game.
With recent victories over the likes of AC Milan and Atalanta, Sassuolo should have enough to win this game, keeping a clean sheet in the process.