Sassuolo host Torino at Mapei Stadium - Città del Tricolore on Friday night in Serie A in a battle of ninth in the table versus 11th.
So far this season, the hosts have managed four points from their opening three matches of the season having won one against Hellas Verona on the opening day 3-2 via goals from Giacomo Raspadori, Filip Duricic and Hamed Traore, before drawing 0-0 at home to Sampdoria and losing 2-1 to AS Roma as Stephan El Shaarawy scored a 91st-minute winner following Duricic’s 57th-minute equaliser.
Torino managed their first win of the Serie A season last weekend in a thumping 4-0 win against Salernitana thanks to strikes from Antonio Sanabria, Gleison Bremer, Tommaso Pobega and Sasa Lukic. This was a vital win for the Turin-based club as they had lost their opening two matches via 2-1 scorelines against Fiorentina and Atalanta, with Roberto Piccoli scoring a 93rd-minute winner from the latter, despite Torino equalising with just 11 minutes to go through Andrea Belotti.
The last time these two sides faced off, Torino won the home game 3-2 in dramatic circumstances, as three goals in the final 13 minutes of the game from Simone Zaza (2) and Rolando Mandragora sealed the victory having fallen behind to a Domenico Berardi brace.
Prediction: Sassuolo 2 – 1 Torino 7/1