Serie A Preview | Sassuolo vs. Bologna: Emilia-Romagna Derby

by | Dec 20, 2021 22:41

Sassuolo are on fine form, but fumbled a 2-0 lead against Fiorentina last week, so will be fired up in this Emilia-Romagna Derby.

The Neroverdi are unbeaten in six rounds, but are certainly never low on entertainment, as they played four 2-2 draws during that period, beating Milan and Lazio. Gianluca Scamacca and Davide Frattesi gave them a 2-0 lead away to Fiorentina, only to be pegged back at 2-2.

Bologna, meanwhile, have suffered three consecutive Serie A defeats and lost Lorenzo De Silvestri to injury during the 2-0 setback against Juventus, so Riccardo Orsolini could step in.

Form Guide: Sassuolo (D W D D W) Bologna (L L L W W)

Stat fact: Sassuolo have scored in each of their last 14 Serie A games, with at least two goals in their last seven.

Probable line-ups

Sassuolo (4-3-3): Consigli; Toljan, Chiriches, Ferrari, Rogerio; Frattesi, Lopez, Traore; Berardi, Scamacca, Raspadori

Suspended: None

Injured: Obiang, Romagna, Djuricic, Henrique

On a yellow card: Berardi, Chiriches

Bologna (3-4-2-1): Skorupski; Soumaoro, Medel, Theate; Orsolini, Dominguez, Svanberg, Hickey; Soriano, Barrow; Arnautovic

Suspended: None

Injured: De Silvestri, Kingsley, Schouten

On a yellow card: Medel, Soumaoro, Hickey

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