SAS vs SPL Dream11: Sassuolo and SPAL meet in the Coppa Italia round-of-16 match at Stadio Città del Tricolore on Thursday night (IST). Here is SAS vs SPL Dream 11 Match Prediction. Sassuolo will be confident of a good result here after making a terrific start in Serie A and playing at a completely different but high level all season. SPAL are also no short of motivation. They are on course to earn the promotion back to Serie A.
Fixture Name And Competition: Sassuolo vs SPAL: Coppa Italia
Date & Time: 10:00 PM (IST), 14 January
Venue: Stadio Città del Tricolore
Sassuolo: The current 7th position in Serie A may have come out of blues, but it could have been even better had it not for their recent struggles. For they have lost three of the last five league games. That said, Europe is well within their reach if they continue to surge upward.
SPAL: As mentioned, they are in Serie B at this moment, but only five points separate them from the top spot in their division.
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
Sassuolo are playing at a completely different level at this moment. They are seventh in Serie A, while SPAL are currently plying their trade in Serie B. Sassuolo also boast a better head-to-head record against SPAL and arrive here on a six-game unbeaten run against them as well.
Sassuolo Wins- 03
SPAL Wins– 00
Last meeting: 1-2 away win for Sassuolo.
Live Streaming Coppa Italia: No official streaming in India.
Sassuolo Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Sassuolo head coach Roberto De Zerbi will be without a number of key first-team players in this SAS vs SPL Dream11 Team Prediction match.
Forward Domenico Berardi is recovering from a thigh injury and isn't available for this game.
Filippo Romagna is a long-term absentee and is out without a specific time-table, while winger Federico Ricci, who is likely to leave in the coming days, most likely for Monza, is also out with an injury.
In addition, midfielder Mehdi Bourabia, who was left out of the squad to face Juventus, is likely to be overlooked.
Expected changes: Manuel Locatelli has been a continuous presence in Sassuolo's midfield this season and is likely to be allowed a much-needed rest here, with Francesco Magnanelli or Pedro Obiang likely to start instead.
In addition, goalkeeper Gianluca Pegolo could start between the posts.
Sassuolo Starting XI (probables):
SPAL Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: SPAL head coach Pasquale Marino could once again be without Lucas Castro, who is nursing a knee injury.
Expected changes: As Castro is likely to miss this match, Gabriel Strefezza or Salvatore Esposito could be drafted into the midfield.
Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha is likely to be in the squad after resuming training this week following a recovery from COVID-19. That said, the lack of match-fitness means, Demba Thiam is likely to continue between the posts.
Mattia Valoti is likely to play in a no-10 role behind Federico Di Francesco and Sergio Floccari.
SPAL Starting XI (probables):
GK: D Thiam
DEF: J Toljan, K Ayhan, F Vicari, N Tomovic
MID: H Junior, N Schiappacasse, M Lopez, J Boga (C)
FW: G Raspadori (VC)
SAS vs SPL Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
Hamed Junior Traorè: The 20-year-old is certainly having a breakthrough season with Sassuolo. He has scored some precious goals and is in good form. He is a good captain option in Dream 11 prediction teams.
Jeremie Boga: The 24-year-old is arguably one of the reasons why Sassuolo are so high on the points table in Serie A.
SAS vs SPL Today Match Prediction Football Match
Bet 365 Odds
Sassuolo To Win: 1.60 Or 62.50% chance to win
Draw: 4.33 Or 23.09% chance to win
SPAL to Win: 5.25 Or 19.05% chance to win
Sassuolo To Win: 1.57 Or 62.50% chance to win
Draw: 4.20 Or 23.81% chance to win
SPAL to Win: 5.00 Or 20.00% chance to win
At this moment, this fixture looks a mismatch. Sassuolo are flying hgh in Serie A, exceeding expectations every week, while SPAL are enduring through a spell in Serie B. It's a no-brainer to some extent. As you can see, the Today Match Prediction odds above, the home team is being seen as a clear favourite to win this match. So choose your SAS vs SPL Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
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