AC Milan Take League Lead To the MAPEI Stadium – Return Leg Sassuolo
Sassuolo to host top of the table Milan, on Sunday at the MAPEI Stadium – Kick-off 6:00pm GMT.
In this return fixture, AC Milan travel to the match as Champions.
Sassuolo have so far accrued 50 points in this season of the Serie A
Sassuolo need a positive result from this game, if they are to move their season forward. Their last match resulted in a loss to Bologna, before that they drew away to Udinese, 1-1.
Also, Sassuolo have now lost four of their last seven matches, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Alessio Dionisi. They currently stand eleventh in the League, with 50 points for a total of 13 wins, 13 losses and 11 draws having won 13 matches, drawn 11 matches, and lost 13 meetings.
Sassuolo have won six meetings, drawn six matches, and lost six fixtures of their 18 League matches at home this season.
Sassuolo will have 53 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Good Attacking Performance
Sassuolo will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (64). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Gianluca Scamacca (8), Hamed Junior Traoré (6), and Domenico Berardi (5). Sassuolo have a poor defensive record so far, having conceded 63 goals in their previous matches.
Sassuolo’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Alessio Dionisi, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.
Winning the Serie A and securing a Champion’s League qualification is AC Milan’s focus
Milan come to this game on the back of a victory, having beaten Atalanta 2-0 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Also, League leaders Milan keep finding ways to win, having secured 13 victories in their last 19 fixtures is astonishing this season, worthy of Champion’s League qualification. They are the team to beat, with 83 points and sitting at the top of the table (current record: 25W – 4L and 8D) having won 25 meetings, drawn eight games, and lost four fixtures.
Milan will travel to Sassuolo with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with 13 victories, four darts, and one defeats.
The ultimate prize this season will be for AC Milan to finish top of the Serie A and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.
Good atacking and defensive team
So far, Milan’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded 31 goals. They have a good scoring average of 66 goals. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Rafael Leao (6), Olivier Giroud (4), and Sandro Tonali (3).
Going into Sunday’s game, Stefano Pioli without one of his players, due to illness or injury.
Sassuolo v AC Milan – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Milan with a greater number of wins. In the last 18 meetings, they have enjoyed 10 victories, to Sassuolo’s six wins. Additionally, Milan have been hugely successful away to Sassuolo of late, winning 16 games times in the last ten. Their most recent encounter in this competition AC Milan delivered a 1-3 away win.
Other standout players for Sassuolo are Hamed Junior Traoré and Domenico Berardi with six goals and five goals respectively and for Milan are Olivier Giroud and Sandro Tonali with four goals and three goals respectively.