Sassuolo have won four out of their last six games, which has seen them slowly working their way up the table. They will next take on AC Milan, who themselves have rebounded after a rough start.
The Rossoneri come into this game having secured a hard-fought win over Fiorentina and it helped to really boost the players’ morale as they have closed the gap on the last Europa League spot to four points.
And with Atalanta, Napoli, Inter, and Roma all facing each other this weekend, the Diavolo will be seeing some of those teams drop points, so Vincenzo Montella’s side will be eager to take advantage of any slip-ups to start making a push for a Europa League berth.
Milan once were in contention for a Champions League spot, but a mid-season stumble has cost them a chance to compete for a top three berth. However, considering that they have not featured in European competition for three years, even the Europa League will be a big achievement.
Meanwhile, Sassuolo managed to pip Milan to Europa League football last term, but things have not gone well for Eusebio Di Francesco’s side. They started their debut Europa League campaign off well, but things quickly went awry. The Neroverdi crashed out at the group stage, but since recovering some of their injured players, namely star striker Domenico Berardi, things have picked up.
Sassuolo have managed to frustrate Milan time and time again, ever since beating them 4-3 back in January 2014. They come into this game hoping to continue that record as they meet up yet again on Sunday afternoon.