Sassuolo vs. Udinese – Serie A, November 6, 2020
Sassuolo is still undefeated after the opening six rounds and is one of three teams without a loss, alongside AC Milan and Juventus. The Black and Greens even managed to get three points against Napoli on the road, despite playing without an injured front three (Caputo, Berardi, and Djuricic). It was also the first time this season Sassuolo kept their net intact. They are now in 2nd place with 14 points, two behind Milan.
Udinese, on the other hand, did improve in recent weeks but they suffered a fifth defeat of the campaign and are only two points from the bottom. After the latest home loss to AC Milan in a game they were pretty tied with the favorites, the Little Zebras dropped to the 19th position with three points, only two more than the last-placed Crotone.
Here is my Sassuolo vs. Udinese betting prediction and check the latest news, stats, and H2H record along the way.
Sassuolo vs. Udinese Odds
Sassuolo Team News and Stats
With 14 points in the first six Serie A matches, Sassuolo is currently enjoying its best six-game start to a top-flight season (W4, D2). Entertaining second halves have been a common theme in those contests, as the Black and Greens have scored 2+ goals after the 57th minute in each of the previous five, including the victory at Napoli last time out (2-0).
Expect a lot of action here, as Sassuolo scored eight goals in their opening three Serie A games at home, with 62.5% of them coming in the final ten minutes! Still, the hosts have allowed the opening goal on two occasions and have won only once at Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore (W1, D2). Additionally, Sassuolo lost two of the last three Serie A H2H duels at this venue, scoring no goals along the way (D1, L2).
Roberto De Zerbi will be without Filip Djuricic (Illness), Lukas Haraslin (illness), and Filippo Romagna (knee). Francesco Caputo and Domenico Berardi (combined eight goals so far) will be back in the lineup after missing the trip to Naples.
Udinese Team News and Stats
It’s been a poor start for Udinese so far after losing five of their opening six Serie A games (W1), with the Bianconeri allowing the opening goal in all six! Following the first three low-scoring matches (1.33 goals per contest), each of their last four competitive games provided over 2.5 match goals and seen both teams score (W2, L2).
Udinese lost both Serie A matches on the road this season, conceding in the opening 15 minutes of the second half each time. However, the visiting side won four of their last five away league games of the previous campaign to-nil, including the previous H2H at Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.
Luca Gotti cannot count on midfielders Rolando Mandragora (knee) and Mato Jajalo (knee), but the rest of the team is healthy and ready to take on Sassuolo on Friday.
Sassuolo vs. Udinese Pick
Both teams recorded three wins apiece in the previous ten H2H encounters (D4), but Udinese is unbeaten in the last four (W2, D2), while the Little Zebras won two of the last three meetings (D1) at the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore without allowing a single goal. Considering how good Sassuolo is playing this season and the fact that they have the most prolific attack in the league, I don’t think the visitors will manage to keep the clean sheet. Surprisingly, only six of 13 all-time H2Hs produced goals on both sides, which failed to happen in the last two duels. That’s why I am going with goals on both ends here and over 2.5 match goals.
BTTS YES & Over 2.5 Goals-125