Sassuolo face AC Milan in the Serie A 2022-23 at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia on Tuesday, August 30. The match will start at 10:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Sassuolo started the 2022-23 season with a defeat in the opening round of the Coppa Italia, followed by a 3-0 loss to Juventus in the Serie A season opener. However, the hosts beat Lecce in their second league match before gaining a point against Spezia last time out. They finished 11th in the league last season with 50 points and a negative goal difference of -2. The signing of striker Andrea Pinamonti in the summer will help Sassuolo create and score more goals this season.
AC Milan won the Serie A in the 2021-22 season, their 19th title in this league. They finished two points ahead of city rivals, Inter Milan, and 16 points ahead of record title-winners Juventus. The San Siro-based club started the new season with two wins and a draw in their first three Serie A games of the season. One of their key players, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is out for the foreseeable future with an injury as the goal-scoring burden will fall on the shoulders of in-form Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao.
Sassuolo vs AC Milan Serie A 2022-23 odds
Parimatch odds: Sassuolo: 5.50, AC Milan: 1.59, Draw: 4.40
Betwinner odds: Sassuolo: 5.20, AC Milan: 1.56, Draw: 4.52
Betway odds: Sassuolo: 5.50, AC Milan: 1.57, Draw: 4.33
10CRIC odds: Sassuolo: 5.23, AC Milan: 1.59, Draw: 4.35
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Sassuolo vs AC Milan head-to-head
Sassuolo and AC Milan will go up against each other for the 20th time. AC Milan have won 11 of the previous 19 matches, while Sassuolo have won six. Two matches have ended drawn.
The away sides have won the head-to-head on the last four occasions over the 2020-21 and 2021-22 Serie A seasons. Milan won 3-0 at the Mapei Stadium in May 2022 last season after Sassuolo won at the San Siro in November 2021.
AC Milan’s 1-0 win against Sassuolo in March 2019 was the last time the home team won a fixture between these two sides.
Sassuolo vs AC Milan Serie A 2022-23 squads
Sassuolo: Andrea Consigli (goalkeeper), Gianluca Pegolo (goalkeeper), Riccardo Marchizza, Ruan, Filippo Romagna, Kaan Ayhan, Jeremy Toljan, Martin Erlic, Gian Marco Ferrari (captain), Rogerio, Davide Frattesi, Abdou Harroui, Pedro Obiang, Hamed Junior Traore, Maxime Lopez, Matheus Henrique, Domenico Berardi, Andrea Pinamonti, Giorgos Kyriakopoulos, Emil Konradsen Ceide, Gregoire Defrel, Agustin Alvarez.
AC Milan: Mike Maignan (goalkeeper), Ciprian Tatarusanu (goalkeeper); Matteo Gabbia, Fode Ballo-Toure, Alessandro Florenzi, Simon Kjaer, Rade Krunic, Tommaso Pobega, Davide Calabria (captain), Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alexis Saelemaekers, Yacine Adli, Brahim Diaz, Sandro Tonali, Ismael Bennacer, Junior Messias, Charles De Ketelaere, Rafael Leao, Marko Lazeti, Divock Origi, Ante Rebic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Olivier Giroud.
Sassuolo vs AC Milan probable starting lineups
Sassuolo: Andrea Consigli (goalkeeper); Jeremy Toljan, Martin Erlic, Gian Marco Ferrari (captain), Rogerio; Davide Frattesi, Maxime Lopez, Matheus Henrique; Domenico Berardi, Andrea Pinamonti, Giorgos Kyriakopoulos.
AC Milan: Mike Maignan (goalkeeper); Davide Calabria (captain), Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Sandro Tonali, Ismael Bennacer; Junior Messias, Charles De Ketelaere, Rafael Leao; Olivier Giroud.
Sassuolo vs AC Milan Serie A 2022-23 combined fantasy XI
Andrea Consigli (goalkeeper), Davide Calabria, Gian Marco Ferrari, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Sandro Tonali, Domenico Berardi, Andrea Pinamonti, Charles De Ketelaere, Rafael Leao, Olivier Giroud (captain).
Sassuolo top picks and players to watch vs AC Milan Serie A 2022-23
Domenico Berardi: The Italian winger has been Sassuolo’s best player for the last couple of seasons. Berardi scored 15 goals and made 14 assists in the 2021-22 Serie A season, averaging 2.3 key passes and 59.8 touches per game. He scored the third goal in their 3-1 win against Milan at the San Siro last season.
Andrea Pinamonti: After signing for the club in the summer for a €20 million transfer fee, the striker scored his first goal for the club in the match against Spezia last time out. Pinamonti scored 13 goals in the Serie A last season for Inter Milan, assisting twice. He will be one of the players to watch out for against AC Milan.
AC Milan top picks and players to watch vs Sassuolo Serie A 2022-23
Rafael Leao: The 23-year-old was impressive last time out with a goal and an assist in AC Milan’s 2-0 win over Bologna in Serie A. Leao was a key player in their title charge last season, scoring 11 goals and making eight assists. Overall, he has scored 28 goals for the Milan-based club since August 2019.
Olivier Giroud: The French striker has scored seven goals in his last seven appearances for AC Milan in all competitions. Giroud has the knack for scoring mesmerizing goals, including the goal against Bologna in Milan’s last Serie A match, due to his movement in the box. The 35-year-old scored 11 goals and made three assists in the Serie A last season and his presence will be crucial for the visitors in the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Sassuolo vs AC Milan Serie A 2022-23 prediction
The hosts, Sassuolo, have had a poor start to the new Serie A season and also lost in the Coppa Italia. However, they have been competitive in recent seasons against AC Milan and are expected to challenge the visitors.
Meanwhile, the defending Serie A champions AC Milan are unbeaten after the first three games of the 2022-23 league season and are expected to beat Sassuolo considering current form and superiority in player quality.