Sassuolo vs AS Roma Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

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Sassuolo vs AS Roma
Serie A Italy, Italy
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Kick off at: 19.30 UK Time
Venue: MAPEI Stadium-Citta del Tricolore, Italy

Still battling for that top four seat, AS Roma are gunning for three points as they face Sassuolo this weekend. Claudio Ranieri’s side can’t afford any slip ups as there’s only two games left to play including this weekend encounter.

Sassuolo vs AS Roma Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this weekend Serie A fixture.  Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting that victory.

Sassuolo

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Consigli(g);Pol Lirola, Demiral, Ferrari, Regerio(def);Duncan, Magnanelli, Locatelli(mid);Sensi, Babacar, Boga(att).

AS Roma

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Mirante(g);Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov(def); Nzonzi, Zaniolo(mid);Kluivert, Dzeko, El Shaarawy(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this Saturday Serie A battle, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Sassuolo

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DDWDL

Not having much to play for in this final part of the season, Sassuolo haven’t been performing that well. I Neroverdi only managed one win in their last five, with three draws and one defeat as their other results.

Their latest match was a disappointment though as they were beaten 3-2 by Torino last weekend. Sassuolo are still keen on ending their season in a positive fashion, especially in front of their home crowd.

AS Roma

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WDWDW

Roma have been ending their season in a positive fashion, winning three and drawing two of their last five fixtures. In their latest match, Ranieri’s boys also managed to beat Juventus 2-0.

Last weekend’s win against the league winner can give Roma an extra confidence for Saturday match. Gialorossi need to win their remaining games including this weekend to maintain their chance in getting that top four seat.

Team News

Sassuolo

Roberto De Zerbi will be facing some problems with absentees for this weekend tie. Giangiacomo Magnani remained out with an injury and won’t be available again until next season.

Meanwhile, Mehdi Bourabia is not available due to suspension after picking up a red card against Torino. That absence means Manuel Locatelli is set to get a spot in the starting line up for Saturday.

AS Roma

I Lupi have a relatively clean injury issues and also suspension problems ahead of this weekend tie. Nevertheless, Daniele De Rossi situation means that he most likely won’t start.

Roma will continue to count on Edin Dzeko up front in leading their front line. Stephan El Shaarawy and Justin Kluivert also set to flank Dzeko against Sassuolo.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been  dominated by Roma with four wins and just one draw.

Their latest matchup at MAPEI stadium was on May 21, 2018 which resulted in Giallorossi’s 1-0 victory.

Match Prediction

Roma are determined to take all three points as they’re still on that hot race for top four finish. The visitor will try to give their all in taking maximum points against Sassuolo.

I Neroverdi won’t bow down easily though as they are keen on ending their bad records against Roma. Ranieri’s side will be considered as favorite to win, but Sassuolo can surprise any teams on their day.

Final Score: 1-1

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