Serie A Betting Pick: AS Roma vs Sassuolo

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Roma are hoping to record the first victory of the season as they welcome Sassuolo on Sunday, so check out our Serie A Betting Pick for this encounter. The Yellow and Reds collected two points in the opening two rounds and are favourites to add three more against the side they never lost to. Sassuolo, on the other hand, are coming from a comfortable 4-1 home victory over Sampdoria. Even though they never beat Roma, they are hoping to get at least a draw here.

AS Roma vs Sassuolo Serie A Betting Pick

  • Italy Serie A
  • Stadio Olimpico, Rome
  • Sunday 15 September
  • 18:00 CET

AS Roma Team News and Latest Form

Though Roma’s start to the season has been mediocre (D2), H2H history demands a straightforward home win. Roma have never lost a Serie A fixture to Sassuolo (W7, D5), and although four of those five draws came at home, Roma have scored at least two goals in eight of 12 SA H2H duels.

Roma had the league’s third-best match goal average last season (3.00 per game), although their previous ten (including two games this season) featured just 22 match goals overall. Tellingly, Roma’s first-half match goal average of last season (1.37) drops to 0.90 during this run, with eight of those ten witnessing under 1.5 match goals at the break.

New loan signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a brace for Armenia in his last game. Roma haven’t started a Serie A season with three successive draws since 1984/85. Roma failed to score in just one SA home game last season, averaging 2.26 per Serie A home fixture.

Paulo Fonseca will be without Diego Perotti (thigh), Cengiz Under (muscle), and Davide Zappacosta (calf). Bryan Cristante (illness), Chris Smalling (muscle), and Leonardo Spinazzola (muscle) are listed as doubtful to face Sassuolo.

Sassuolo Team News and Latest Form

Sassuolo have a better return at this stage than their hosts (W1, L1), but haven’t won consecutive Serie A games since last September. Furthermore, Sassuolo have lost their previous three SA away games, and are looking to avoid losing four in a row for the first time since February/March 2015.

The visitors were predominantly a second-half side last season, with 67 of their 113 SA match goals scored/conceded coming after the break. Nearly a quarter of those (27 of 113) were netted in the last 15 minutes, although six of Sassuolo’s eight match goals this campaign have been scored before the hour mark.

Domenico Berardi has already scored 37.5% of his Serie A total from last season, doing so in just one match! He bagged a hat-trick in a victory over Sampdoria and needed only 14 minutes to do it. Seven of Sassuolo’s last eight SA road trips have produced under 1.5 match goals before half-time.

AS Roma vs Sassuolo Head to Head

These rivals have met on 12 occasions in the past few years, and Roma have seven wins while five matches ended as draws. The Yellow and Reds won two of six meetings (D4) at Stadio Olimpico, including the previous clash in the 2018-19 season when it was 3-1.

AS Roma vs Sassuolo Serie A Betting Pick

This matchup is usually producing goals on both sides, especially at Stadio Olimpico. Each of six H2H meetings here produced goals on both ends while Roma scored 2+ in four of those six matches. I know that 1.57 (-175) odds are not attractive, but I am not going to miss this opportunity, and that’s why my Serie A Betting Pick for this clash is BTTS. The punters who like to play combos can opt for Roma’s win and BTTS at 3.00 (+200). Also, if you are looking a Premier League match to bet on, check out our betting pick for the clash between Watford and Arsenal.

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