Sassuolo are determined to get back on track in Serie A play as it travels to play Genoa on Sunday, while superb Fiorentina will close the round on Monday on the road vs newly promoted Venezia. According to the latest soccer odds, there’s plenty of value on the visitors.
Genoa vs Sassuolo: Better Team Wins
Genoa boss Davide Ballardini has never lasted more than one year in any job since starting his career in 2004. He signed with Genoa for the fourth time in December 2020 so if we follow the trend, he should be sacked by Christmas.
Yes, he saved Genoa from getting relegated last season but this term the results are very bad. With just five points earned in seven games and a tough schedule (Sassuolo, Torino, Spezia) in the next three weeks, Ballardini is under huge pressure.
Genoa have the second-worst joint defense in the league with 16 goals conceded in seven games. Their only win was against Cagliari when they surprisingly came back from two goals down by scoring three times in the last 30 minutes of the game.
Before the international break, they played newly promoted Salernitana, failing to find the back of the net and losing 1-0 on the road. Despite playing on their turf against Sassuolo, they are priced at +250 on the moneyline with the latest soccer odds.
On the other side, Sassuolo are yet to perform at their real level. Normally they are a high-scoring team but this season they netted only seven goals, very poor for how good their squad is. Last season they were very unlucky not to qualify in the European competitions, finishing eighth and equal on points with AS Roma.
They lost two of their most important players in the summer transfer window, Manuel Locatelli and Francesco Caputo, but young guns Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca are great replacements.
After a poor start, striker Domenico Berardi has finally found the back of the net. He scored three goals in the last three games (vs. Inter, Salernitana and Atalanta) and he also scored for the national team in the 2-1 victory against Belgium.
The international break came at the right moment for Alessio Dionisi and Co. They had two weeks to prepare and solve their issues and now they are ready to take Serie A by storm.
The first stop is, of course, Genoa. Sassuolo is determined to bounce back, and this is the perfect opportunity for to reassure us they are one of the most exciting teams to watch and bet on. For our first pick of the parlay, we are going with Sassuolo to win on the road.
Pick: Sassuolo +105
Venezia vs Fiorentina: Away Win is Gift
If Genoa are bad … what about Venezia? The newly promoted side is struggling to find the back of the next and win points. They are not yet doomed to go down, but if they continue on this path, they will surely find their way to Serie B. They are not in the red zone, but they are just one point above the bottom three with just five points earned in seven games. They also have the joint worst attack in the league with just five goals scored.
On the other side, Fiorentina is playing an attacking and exciting game under new coach Vincenzo Italiano. The latest betting lines have them at Even against a newly promoted side who can’t score goals?
Italiano has an extraordinary work ethic, he’s not afraid to move players to new roles and he totally changed Fiorentina’s attitude. Now, it’s all about pressing high and when possession is won, there are many players who are in position to break in support. With the players they have at their disposal, a focus on building from the back and playing through the lines suits them perfectly.
They are sitting fifth with 12 points earned in seven games, with the three defeats coming against top teams like AS Roma, Inter and Napoli. They have no problems winning games against small teams like Venezia, so we will take them for our second pick of the parlay.