Roma vs Sassuolo Betting Tip Roma – 12 September 2021

Roma to continue 100% record under Mourinho

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ItalyRoma vs SassuoloItaly
12 September 1945hrs
Football – Italy – Serie A
Pick Roma
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 4/7 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 September


Roma have been one of the most impressive teams in the opening rounds of Serie A but will likely have a more difficult game when taking on Sassuolo this Sunday.


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Roma Preview – Are Roma set to continue their impressive start under Mourinho?

The appointment of Jose Mourinho to replace Paulo Fonseca in the Italian capital was a big surprise when announced. Mourinho – who had such a successful spell in Serie A when with Inter Milan back in 2009/10 – has not enjoyed the most productive time at either Tottenham or Manchester United in recent years. There have been questions whether or not he’s able to compete at the top level these days but the early evidence at Roma is encouraging.

A seventh place finish under Fonseca last season was not good enough and there’s no doubt that Roma are looking towards challenging for the top four and Champions League qualification at the very least this time around. They are one of five teams to have taken maximum points from their first two games – scoring seven goals in the process


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Roma win/BTTS
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 September)

Critics will point to the fact they have faced limited opposition in the shape of Fiorentina and Salernitana – beating those rivals 3-1 and 4-0 respectively. Tougher challenges undoubted lie ahead starting with this game but the manner of their performances is the biggest positive.

A key part of those performances has been Tammy Abraham. Signed for 40 million euros, the former Chelsea man has already scored his first goal but it’s his all round game which has been the most impressive. He had big shoes to fill replacing Edin Dzeko but already looks like a shrewd signing.

Sassuolo Preview – Can Sassuolo make history with a first away win against Roma?

The price you pay for success as a smaller club is that the personnel responsible for that success tend to be enticed away by those with bigger resources. That’s been the case at Sassuolo who have waved goodbye to Roberto De Zerbi after three years in charge – he’s moved to Shakhtar Dontesk. Brazilian centre half Marlon has moved with him.

Fresh from winning Serie B with Empoli, Alessio Dionisi has taken over as head coach and he’s gotten off to a really positive start with Sass taking four points from their first two games. A 3-2 win away to Verona was followed by a rare goalless draw against Sampdoria last time out.


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The eighth place finish from last season will be the aim but Serie A looks the most competitive it has done for a while this campaign.

Somewhat surprisingly Sassuolo have kept hold of their key attacking players. Jeremie Boga, Giacomo Raspadori and Domenico Berardi are full of intent and dynamism. There was plenty of speculation surrounding their futures during the transfer window but all three remain.

Roma vs Sassuolo Betting Advice

These two finished next to each other in the league last year but you sense Roma have loftier ambitions this time around. Sassuolo are on of the most entertaining and interesting teams in Serie A and have made another strong start. This will be the biggest test of the new coach, though.
Mourinho has been there and done it in Italy but he will feel he has something to prove after an indifferent period over the last few years.

Key Facts – Roma vs Sassuolo Betting Tip

  • The Jose Mourinho experiment at Roma has started incredibly well as they chase their third straight win in the league
  • Sassuolo are also under new management with Alessio Dionisi taking over from Roberto De Zerbi
  • The visitors have never beaten Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in the Italian top-flight


Roma have been excellent so far and they have a brilliant record in this fixture. Sass have never won a match here in the top-flight and I’m taking that record to continue.


Best Betting Odds for Roma vs Sassuolo

Roma: 4/7 at Betfred
Draw: 7/2 at Betfred
Sassuolo: 4/1 at Betfred