Sassuolo v Parma Betting Preview 23/02/14

Somehow Sassuolo scored twice away at Lazio last round (lost 3-2). Don’t get the wrong idea, it’s not like they had numerous opportunities and applied aggressive pressure. More than anything else it was about luck, they had only 2 shots on target and managed to convert them both.

This was their 6th consecutive defeat and things start to get really serious, as Serie B seems to be just around the corner. Sassuolo are surely aware of their situation, but the problem is they kind of lack the means to address it.

The defense in 3 gives away many spaces for opponents, while upfront the chemistry between offensive players is at low levels.

In comparison to last round Sassuolo will miss midfielder Biondini who suffered an injury. Also defender Ziegler is doubtful.

Parma could have got more last round in-front of Fiorentina (finished 2-2), especially since they played against 10 for about 1 hour. They were happy with a minimum advantage, relaxed after opponents got a red card, and got punished in the final minutes.

The draw left a bitter taste but hopefully it taught them a valuable lesson, to fight and be consistent for the entire 90 minutes.

Except suspended midfielder Molinaro (who is only a reserve), Parma have a full squad available.

Sassuolo is a comfortable opponent. Given guests’ desire to make amends for last round, odds of 6/5 from Paddy Power for Parma to win are surely worth some medium stakes.

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