Roma will face Sassuolo at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Although the Giallorossi are the favorites, Fonseca’s side must pay attention to De Zerbi’s men.
The Lupi need three points on Sunday, there’s no doubt about that. Roma would be under pressure if things didn’t go well in the next match. Although Fonseca‘s side is still under construction, the fans want a victory at the Stadio Olimpico.
But Sassuolo is going to be a tough opponent. De Zerbi‘s side is a proven group who played together last campaign as well. Roma, instead, has changed a lot. Gianluca Petrachi implemented a drastic overhaul this summer after the terrible 2018-19 campaign that ended without the qualification for the Champions League.
In the last Serie A match, Sassuolo simply annihilated Sampdoria, the team of the former Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco. Stats show an embarrassing superiority of the Neroverdi who kept possession of the ball throughout the match, creating many dangerous opportunities.
Domenico Berardi is a formidable winger. The Italian talent scored three goals against the Blucerchiati and properly managed the offensive operations of his team. Hamed Junior Traorè played a great match as well. He completed 85% of passes and supported his teammates in both phases. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder even scored a goal.
Sassuolo can put Roma in danger on Sunday.
Sassuolo-Sampdoria | Serie A 2019-20 | Stats
- Ball possession: 70% – 30%
- Total shots: 13 – 11
- Shots on target: 8 – 4
- Big chances: 5 – 1
- Passes: 685 – 285
- Accurate passes: 89% – 78%
(Stats by SofaScore)