Fiorentina will entertain 16th-placed Sassuolo at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Serie A on Saturday (January 7). The hosts resumed their league campaign on Wednesday with a 1-1 draw against Monza. Arthur Cabral gave them the lead in the 19th minute, but Carlos Augusto equalised for Monza in the 61st. Monza are winless in two games and are in tenth place in the standings with 20 points.
Sassuolo, meanwhile, have lost four of their last five Serie A games and are coming off a 2-1 defeat at home against Sampdoria. Manolo Gabbiadini and Tommaso Augello gave Sampdoria a two-goal lead in the first half. Domenico Berardi halved the deficit from the spot in the 61st minute, but an equaliser was not to be.
Fiorentina are winless in their last five meetings with Sassuolo, scoring six goals and conceding 11, losing three. They have scored 12 of their 19 goals this season at home and could score here.
Sassuolo, meanwhile have struggled in recent league outings, losing four of their last five. They have failed to score in three games, conceding 11 goals.
Considering Fiorentina’s recent struggles against Sassuolo and the visitors’ poor current form, a low-scoring draw could ensue.
Prediction: Fiorentina 1-1 Sassuolo
This match will start from 7:30 pm
This match will take place on 7 January, 2023
Ahead of Saturday’s game, Fiorentina’s injury list features Argentinian forward Nicolas Gonzalez – who is soon set to resume full training – fellow winger Riccardo Sottil and midfielder Rolando Mandragora.
Long-term absentee Gaetano Castrovilli returned to action in midweek from the bench, while Morocco’s World Cup hero Sofyan Amrabat is now expected to start after his substitute appearance. A promotion for either would mean young Alessandro Bianco drops out after making his debut on Wednesday; another midfielder, Youssef Maleh, has been loaned to Lecce for the rest of the season.
Up front, Arthur Cabral is set to hold off Luka Jovic’s claims for the centre-forward role in Vincenzo Italiano’s 4-2-3-1 formation.
Meanwhile, Sassuolo will be without Mert Muldur and Maxime Lopez again this weekend, with Matheus Henrique likely to deputise for the latter once more.
Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Martinez Quarta, Biraghi; Amrabat, Duncan; Ikone, Barak, Kouame; Cabral
Consigli; Toljan, Tressoldi, Ferrari, Rogerio; Frattesi, Henrique, Thorstvedt; Berardi, Pinamonti, Lauriente
Tip 1: Result – Draw
Tip 2: Goals – Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Under 2.5
Tip 3: Fiorentina to score first – Yes
Tip 4: At least one goal to be scored in the second half – Yes
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Fiorentina win with a probability of 65.1%. A draw has a probability of 18.6% and a win for Sassuolo has a probability of 16.27%.
The most likely scoreline for a Fiorentina win is 2-1 with a probability of 9.69%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 2-0 (8.95%) and 1-0 (7.7%). The likeliest drawn scoreline is 1-1 (8.34%), while for a Sassuolo win it is 1-2 (4.51%).
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