Sassuolo vs Inter MilanSerie A, KO: 19:45 Oct 2, 2021, MAPEI Stadium
Inter Milan continue the defence of their Italian Serie A title with a trip to MAPEI Stadium to face Sassuolo. The hosts are always dangerous opponents for the big teams but given their slow start to the season and with Inter still unbeaten in the league, the Champions should come out on top.
Sassuolo were 1-0 winners over newly promoted Salernitana in their previous Serie A fixture. They were made to work hard for the win with Domenico Berardi's second half effort proving to be the difference.
It was the first win for Sassuolo since a 3-2 victory over Verona in their opening fixture. Alessio Dionisi’s men have lost three of their last four Serie A matches and are sitting in the bottom half of the table.
Home form was a key part of Sassuolo’s campaign last term but they have struggled to replicate that form with just one victory at MAPEI Stadium this term.
Inter Milan played out a 2-2 draw at home against Atalanta last time out in Serie A with Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko getting the goals. They followed that up with another stalemate as they were held 0-0 by Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League.
The Serie A champions are going through a tricky time and have failed to secure a win in their last two fixtures across all competitions. However, Simone Inzaghi’s men remain unbeaten in Italy and are just four points behind leaders Napoli.
Inter Milan have won four of their six Serie A matches this season with a 6-1 triumph over Bologna their biggest victory so far. The Nerazzurri have however failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five Serie A matches.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to head
Inter Milan are unbeaten in the last five matches against Sassuolo. They did the double over the hosts last season and claimed a 3-0 victory at MAPEI Stadium.
Players to watch
Domenico Berardi has two goals for Sassuolo this season, including the winner against Salernitana. The striker is priced at 5/2 by Paddy Power to find the net on Saturday.
Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko appear to be forming a solid attacking partnership for Inter Milan with nine goals between them this season. Skybet has Martinez at 5/4 to score anytime while SBK is offering 22/19 on Dzeko in the same market.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been over 3.5 goals in all six of Inter Milan’s Serie A matches this season and that run could be tipped to continue at 13/10 with novibet. The Champions have also scored in both halves in two of their last three matches and could be set for a repeat at 13/10 with BoyleSport.
Sassuolo and Inter Milan have found the net after the break in three of their last four meetings and both teams could be backed to score in the second half at 8/5 with SBK.
This Serie A match between Sassuolo and Inter Milan will be played on Oct 2, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Sassuolo vs Inter Milan prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.