Serie A Betting: Sassuolo To Take Advantage Against Struggling Empoli

Sassuolo 2.20  Draw 3.30  Empoli 3.50

A first win of the season for Sassuolo on Sunday, and, perhaps more poignantly, a first goal for Francesco Acerbi since he recovered from testicular cancer. The centre-back might not score again for a good long while, but his return to the field has certainly been a boost to the Neroverdi’s defence. In four appearances to date, he has arguably been Sassuolo’s most impressive player.

His team will be missing a few significant starters as they line up against Empoli on Tuesday night, with Paolo Cannavaro and Simone Zaza the most prominent. But Sassuolo’s confidence is soaring at the moment, whereas Empoli’s was surely dented by a 4-0 thrashing from Cagliari at the weekend. 

Best bet: Sassuolo win – 2.20

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