After a minor setback in the first round, Sassuolo made quite an appearance in the second, as they convincingly defeated Spezia with 1:4, away from home.
After a more or less balanced first part, when both teams managed to score, the visitors unleashed their full offensive potential in the second. They scored three more times, in the 64th from the penalty, 66th, and the 76th minute, taking three points quite deservedly in this encounter.
Sassuolo is currently in 6th place, having four points out of two matches played, and can be satisfied with the way they appear at the start of the season.
Central back Romagna is out injured, as well as defensive midfielder Magnanelli – both without playing so far. Left-back Rogerio (1/0) probably remains out with a calf problem, while doubtful is winger Boga due to coronavirus, but also without playing so far.
Newly promoted Crotone, expectedly, is having difficulties at the season start, as they are currently in a two-matches mini losing streak. In the previous encounter, they lost to Milan with 0:2, back at home.
They were completely outplayed by the superior visitors during the first part and went on a break with a 0:1 deficit, having the misfortune of conceding from the penalty, just before the halftime whistle. The continuation of the match brought us a more balanced play, but a more experienced team from Milan scored another one in the 50th minute, not letting any surprises to occur in this clash.
Crotone is yet to adapt to a completely different level of play and is now positioned at 19th place in Serie A.
Central defenders Cuomo and Gigliotti are out injured, as well as central midfielder Benali – all three without performing yet in the new season.
Chance for an easy three-pointer
The hosts are coming to this encounter well aware of the quality gap that separates them and the visitors. They are well motivated after their morale-boosting victory in the previous match and have the potential for a convincing victory in this one too. Surely, any other outcome would come as a great surprise.