Inter visit a Sassuolo squad yet to taste Serie A defeat. The Neroverdi have deservedly earned the plaudits after an impressive start to the campaign and will challenge the likes of Roma, Lazio, Atalanta and Napoli for a European berth. Elsewhere, Antonio Conte’s troops are five adrift of bitter neighbours Milan who lead the standings.
Where and when: Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore, Sassuolo – 28 November, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Sassuolo vs. Inter: FreeSports
Last time: Romelu Lukaku, Cristiano Biraghi, Borja Valero, Francesco Caputo, Domenico Berardi and Giangiacomo Magnani all netted during the June contest.
Sassuolo v Inter Predictions and Preview
Roberto De Zerbi has no fresh injury concerns, though star attacker Caputo is still on the treatment table. The Altamura native picked up a muscle strain on international duty and will be replaced by Giacomo Raspadori. The youngster has linked up with Sassuolo owned Gianluca Scamacca for Italy U21’s and the duo will hope to turn out together for the Emilia-Romagna outfit next term.
Raspadori is 11/5 to bag anytime, while Berardi is available at 7/1 to break the deadlock. The Neroverdi vice-captain is in the form of his life and fully merits his inclusion in Roberto Mancini’s line-up.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Over 4.5 goals||11/4||Offer|
|Sassuolo to win and both teams to score||23/4||Offer|
A criticism often levelled at Berardi has been his lack of consistency but the forward is on course for another double figure haul this season. Jeremie Boga is 10/3 to register anytime and like team-mate Manuel Locatelli, has been targeted by a host of top teams.
Milan youth graduate Locatelli is widely expected to join Juventus in the near future and the Ivorian is reportedly on the radar of Everton, Barcelona and Gennaro Gattuso’s Azzurri. The hosts are 18/5 to claim victory and a draw is 16/5.
Travelling party Inter beat Torino 4-2 in their last fixture, largely thanks to Lukaku. The Belgian has 11 goal contributions from just nine domestic appearances and has consistently bailed out the Nerazzurri since his arrival in August 2019.
The ex-Manchester United ace is 3/1 to open proceedings and Lautaro Martinez can be found at 9/2. Two from Radja Nainggolan, Arturo Vidal and Roberto Gagliardini will partner the untouchable Nicolò Barella.
The Inter number 23 is all-action, and once he adds goals to his game will be one of the best in his position on the continent. Vidal should start and is trusted by Conte to carry out a specific role. The Chilean is 14/2 to score anytime and the Nerazzurri are 4/6 to pick up a vital win.
One to watch for Sassuolo: Locatelli is now a fully-fledged regular in the national setup and has flourished under De Zerbi’s guidance. The elegant is 15/4 to notch anytime.
One to watch for Inter: Sanchez was preferred to Martinez in the thriller with the Granata and repaid Conte’s faith with the Nerazzurri’s opener. The Chilean is 11/8 in the same market.
Long shot: The clubs shared 13 goals over 180 minutes of league action in 2019-20 and it promises to be another exciting encounter between the division’s joint top scorers. A repeat of the 4-3 outcome 13 months ago, ending Sassuolo’s unbeaten run in the process, is 90/1.