Sassuolo vs. Salernitana

Sassuolo vs. Salernitana – Preview, Prediction, Team news, Lineups

Still chasing their first Serie A triumph, bottom-ranked Salernitana ventures to Mapei Stadium to challenge Sassuolo on Friday night. Sassuolo, amid a struggle, aims to break a winless streak.

Match Preview

Four days post a nail-biting Coppa Italia win, Sassuolo suffered a 2-1 Serie A defeat against Torino.

Despite Kristian Thorstvedt’s goal, Torino secured three points with a 68th-minute strike from Nikola Vlasic.

Falling from a strong start, Sassuolo, after defeating Juventus and Inter Milan, faces a challenging streak, slipping to 15th place.

Returning to Mapei Stadium, Sassuolo hopes to rebound against Salernitana, having won the last four home encounters, including a dominant 5-0 victory last season.

Salernitana, despite a Coppa Italia triumph, succumbed to Napoli in Serie A, marking their seventh defeat.

Struggling at the bottom with four points from 11 games, Salernitana targets a win against Sassuolo before a tough run against top-half teams.

Heading into Friday’s clash with one point from five away games, Salernitana seeks redemption. Though Sassuolo has a strong home record, Salernitana has secured points in their recent encounters.

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Team News

Sassuolo faces injury concerns with Agustin Alvarez still recovering, and Matheus Henrique and Pedro Obiang doubtful. Ruan Tressoldi may return at center-back. The attacking trio of Berardi, Pinamonti, and Lauriente looks to shine.

Salernitana’s only worry is Jovane Cabral’s calf problem. Norbert Gyomber returns, likely starting in defense.

Giulio Maggiore eyes a midfield comeback, while Candreva and Tchaouna provide width. Boulaye Dia and Ikwuemesi or Botheim lead the attack.

Possible Starting Lineups:

Sassuolo:

  • Consigli;
  • Toljan, Erlic, Tressoldi, Vina;
  • Boloca, Thorstvedt;
  • Berardi, Bajrami, Lauriente;
  • Pinamonti

Salernitana:

  • Ochoa;
  • Mazzocchi, Gyomber, Pirola, Bradaric;
  • Maggiore, Coulibaly;
  • Tchaouna, Dia, Candreva;
  • Botheim

Prediction: Sassuolo 2-1 Salernitana

Expect goals as both teams struggle defensively. Salernitana aims to break their winless streak, but Sassuolo’s attacking prowess may secure the win.

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