Sassuolo vs Crotone
Saturday, 03-10-2020 @4pm
Ref: Ivano Pezzuto
It has been a rough start to the season for newly-promoted Crotone and they face another very tough trip to entertaining Sassuolo.
The Squali suffered heavy defeats to Genoa and Milan, showing real deficiencies at the back and inevitably taking time for the new many new players to gel.
As for Roberto De Zerbi’s side, after a disappointing opening draw with Cagliari, they rediscovered their attacking bent with a 4-1 success away to Spezia.
Despite missing some key players, they never lose sight of their team identity.
Sassuolo kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 Serie A games and won only one of their last five league home fixtures.
Udinese vs AS Roma
Dacia Arena, Udine
Saturday, 03-10-2020 @9:45pm
Ref: Rosario Abisso
Udinese are struggling badly and Roma will feel confident they can pick up their first victory of the season after coming so close to beating Juventus.
The Friulani have been flirting with relegation in recent years and this could be the final straw after back-to-back defeats against Hellas Verona and 10-man Spezia.
It’s easy to see where the problems lie, as they’ve failed to score a single goal and their forwards are repeatedly caught offside.
The defence is also too porous, conceding three goals from only four shots on target.
Roma have had a typically chaotic start to the campaign, their 0-0 draw at Verona turning into a 3-0 defeat by default for irregularly fielding Amadou Diawara, then held 2-2 by 10-man Juventus.
The potential is there, but the Giallorossi always seem to promise much more than they deliver.
Roma have won six of their last seven Serie A trips to Udinese, drawing the other.
Last season they emerged 4-0 winners despite Federico Fazio’s red card after just 31 minutes.
The upcoming Serie A match-day 3 fixtures
-Atalanta vs Cagliari @1:30pm
-Benevento vs Bologna @5pm
-Lazio vs Inter Milan @4pm
-Parma vs Hellas Verona @4pm
-AC Milan vs Spezia @7pm
-Juventus vs Napoli @9:45pm
Serie A results on Friday
-Fiorentina 1-2 Sampdoria