Sassuolo vs Udinese by DamirJ
Sassuolo started really poor their game in Catania and were threatened by home side on several occasions early int he game. As the time passed they managed to get the balance into the game and even had a chance of two to score the winning goal. This was the first time in the season that the players of Eusebio Di Francesco didn't concede a goal during the game.
Also, they are in kind of a good streak as the team suffered only one defeat in last five matches. Coach of Sassuolo spoke of his admiration towards the team of Udinese saying that they have excellent individuals. Adding that they are always dangerous and that the biggest weapon of theirs is that their players are changing positions during the match. He also continued saying that they worked hard on improving their defense, but added that they can't stop here as the team needs to become even better in order to get the salvation this season.
Central defenders Terranova (3/0) and Marzorati (4/0) are still injured, same as midfielder Valeri and forward Aladje who didn't perform this season yet. New faces in original lineup should be central defender Acerbi and midfielder Marrone.
Udinese is coming from a narrow 1:0 home defeat against Roma last weekend, although the hosts deserved to score at least one goal in the first halftime losing three great opportunities. However, at 66th minute they even got the numerical advantage with Maicon being excluded, but still couldn't convert chances into goals, while the visitors were lucky to score the winning goal in 82nd minute sealing the victory.
It was their first home loss since September 2012, while the coach Guidolin said that Rome was very lucky in the first halftime, but also that they showed how good team they are as they managed to get the victory with ten players. He added that the team has to fight and spend all the energy possible in their matches, as all other teams do the same. Visitors will have morale boosted with the return of central defender Domizzi (2/0) who might start from bench. Di Natale and Muriel should lead the attack with the team being in 3-4-1-2 formation.
Even with decent recent form of Sassuolo, it will be too much for them to win here. Visitors didn't play bad against Roma and surely have enough individual quality to overpower the home side, although the draw can't be excluded either.