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Sassuolo looking to open gap

One side seems doomed for the drop while the other looks to put a gap between themselves and the relegation places. The latter is called Sassuolo and they take on the former, Brescia Calcio, in the last match on the round in Serie A. Having lost eight of 12 away matches this season it is a tad ironic that Brescia has still accumulated more points away than at home. Starting 2020 in an appalling form they were probably not too sorry about the recent break forced upon them.

Having lost 17 times in 25 matches this term only SPAL has more defeat. Only Cagliari with 11 is on a longer active winless streak in Serie A than Brescia, who is on 10 and counting. The Lombardi have drawn three and suffered seven defeats in this run. While Cagliari’s early form has acted as a cushion for them, the visitors don’t have the same luxury.

Even when the visitors are good, they have a habit of throwing results away. With 27 Brescia have dropped the most points from winning positions of any team in the top five European leagues this season. That includes 18 in their last nine matches. The Neroverdi have won three of their last five games, including two wins in three at home. However, they only lay claim to the 13th-best home record in the division after a tough run of games at the MAPEI.

More wins coming up for Sassulo?

It is a little wonder though considering they have played eight of the 11 sides above them in the table. Not least five of the current top six. Five home wins are still the same as Napoli has managed.

Meanwhile, Sassuolo has won three from three at home to the bottom seven, with four more to come in their final seven games. Starting with this encounter against bottom-side Brescia. Sassuolo is undefeated in their last five against Brescia. It is difficult to build a case on behalf of the visitors to end this streak. Aim for the home win.

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