Spezia vs Sassuolo: prediction for the Serie A fixture
Spezia lost the last three Serie A games. Will the Little Eagles be able to bounce back and defeat Sassuolo on Sunday, December 5? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Spezia aren't enjoying a lot of success this season. Thiago Motta's men are currently 17th in the Serie A table, only one point above the relegation zone. Another defeat might result in them dropping to the bottom of the standings. In the last round, Spezia suffered a 0:2 defeat to Inter Milan, thus extending their losing streak to 3 games.
Sassuolo avoided serious problems at the start of the season, but Alessio Dionisi's team is yet to make any significant progress. The Black-and-Greens are in 12th place in the standings with 19 points and a comfortable handicap of 9 points against the relegation zone. At the same time, their chances of getting European football are slim: Fiorentina have 5 points more than the Neroverdi.
This score was recorded in 2 of the last 7 games of Sassuolo.
This bet played in the last 2 head-to-head games.
Sassuolo scored in the first half in the last 5 away games.
One mistake can costs Spezia all the progress they've made so far. Motta's charges try to play open football, and they didn't convert their chances in only 2 out of 7 home games this season. We don't think that Sassuolo will be able to keep a clean sheet, given they conceded 23 goals in 15 games. But the Neroverdi also have a solid attacking line and regularly score in all their outings. We expect to see more than 3 goals in this fixture.
Our prediction - total over 3 goals
Spezia have looked poor of late and didn't score a single point in the last three games. They have problems both in attack and on the defensive. Sassuolo are a better team on paper and definitely are the favourites to win here.
Our second bet - Sassuolo to win