10 September 2021, 15:35 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The Italian Serie A TIM fixture, A.S. Roma vs. U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, kicks off at 19:45 (GMT+1) on Sunday, September 12 at the Stadio Olimpico.
Preview Roma Serie A, Sep 12, 2021
Preview Life in Rome couldn’t be any better for Jose Mourinho at the moment as Roma remain unbeaten in four games across all competitions. On Matchday 2, the club picked Serie A newcomers, Salernitana apart in a comfortable 4-0 win. A brace from Lorenzo Pellegrini (48' & 79') coupled with goals from Jordan Veretout (52') and Tammy Abraham (69') saw off the Garnets as Roma claimed their biggest win of the season so far. The victory moved I Giallorossi into 3rd place, and only behind 2nd place Inter Milan based on alphabetical order. Both teams have 6 points and the goal difference of +6. This fixture will mark José Mourinho’s 1,000th appearance in the coaching seat across all competitions: W637, D205, L157 and a win will definitely be on his mind to keep Roma's unbeaten run in-tact at the end of Matchday 3. The 58-year-old believes he has made several positive strides on the job compared to when he managed Inter Milan. I’m much better now, he said in an interview with Football Italia. I feel improved now because this is a job where experience counts so much, he added. Mourinho's braggadocio would go down well with three points in the bag at the end of Matchday 3. A 4—2—3—1 formation against Sassuolo is expected with Tammy Abraham at the top of the shape, playing ahead of the midfield trio which could include Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan and Perez.
Preview Sassuolo Serie A, Sep 12, 2021
Preview Sassuolo were held to a goalless draw against Sampdoria on Matchday 2 at the Mapei Stadium. Despite having the lion's share of possession, - 63%, and stringing 582 delicate passes together, the Black and Greens failed to find the required quality in front of goal and ended up sharing the spoils with the visitors. The draw leaves Sassuolo in the 8th place on the table after 1W, 1D & 0L. Manager, Alessio Dionisi is set to become the second Sassuolo manager without a defeat in his first three Serie A games after Roberto De Zerbi back in 2018. The 41-year-old could emerge with Sassuolo designed in the 4—2—3—1 formation against Roma. Giacomo Raspadori is expected at the top of the shape following the deadline day departure of Francesco Caputo (on loan) to Sampdoria. Dionisi could be without centre-back Filippo Romagna, who is ruled out with a patella rupture, as well as left-winger Nicolás Schiappacasse. Schiappacasse is currently sidelined with a cruciate ligament rupture while Pedro Obiang is ruled out with a heart condition.