Sassuolo-Roma: the Neroverdi were handed their first loss since April last week by Torino, even though they certainly put up a fight, despite not being in need of points. The Giallorossi defeated Juventus with a late surge, garnering their fourth win in the last six rounds, tying in the other two and staying close to the fourth spot. Sassuolo have found the target in five of the last six rounds and La Lupa have not been great defensively on the road: they have spread the wealth around since Domenico Berardi was the only one to bag one in multiple matches. Jeremie Boga, Stefano Sensi, Manuel Locatelli and all the defenders contributed scoring-wise: Boga and Sensi have been their most lively contributors in the last few fixtures. The Giallorossi are getting a lot from Stephan El Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko, while the latest tactical change, if confirmed, would help the likes of Nicolò Zaniolo, Cengiz Under and Justin Kluivert, as the last two would see more minutes. Lorenzo Pellegrini is iffy due to a thigh ailment and his absence could allow Bryan Cristante to have a big role.
Juventus: Mattia De Sciglio is out again with a hamstring ailment.
Napoli: Alex Meret remains out for arm fracture, he should miss the next one as well. No issue for Lorenzo Insigne after last week’s blow to the knee. Fabian Ruis is out with muscle fatigue.
Roma: Diego Perotti is nursing a bruised ankle, but he might be in the squad.
On Saturday night, Frosinone defeated Palermo two-nil in the return leg of the Serie B playoffs and returned to the top league after a two-year absence. It will be the Ciociari’s second appearance in Serie A: in 2015/2016 they finished 19th, fading down the stretch after being fairly competitive in the relegation race.
The Gialloblù were among the favourites all year long and spent the better part of the season in the top two spots. They had the opportunity to be promoted directly up until the final match day, but they fumbled it away due to a last-minute 2-2 tie with Foggia, which allowed Parma to leapfrog them. However, they were able to regroup and eliminate Cittadella and Palermo in the postseason. Continue reading