On Sunday, May 23, 2021, Lazio take on Sassuolo at the Mapei Stadium in Matchday 38 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in sixth with a record of 21-5D-11L (68 points) and the Neroverdi sit in eighth with a record of 16W-11D-10 (59 points).
Below are the match statistics and facts – provided by Lega Serie A – for the game between Sassuolo and Lazio.
Background & Insights
Sassuolo have lost nine Serie A TIM games against Lazio (W3 D3), only against Juventus they have recorded more defeats in the competition (12).
Sassuolo have only won one of seven home games in the top-flight against Lazio (D2 L4): 2-1 in October 2015, with goals from Domenico Berardi and Simone Missiroli.
If they win, Sassuolo can set a new point record in a Serie A TIM season; currently, the Neroverdi have 59 points, only achieving more in 2015/16 with 61.
Roberto De Zerbi has won 35% of his Serie A TIM games with Sassuolo, the highest win rate for any of their managers in the competition.
Lazio are the team against which Domenico Berardi has scored the most penalty goals in Serie A TIM (five, out of five attempts). Overall, the Sassuolo striker has scored seven goals in 11 league matches against the Biancocelesti.
Andrea Consigli (249) can become the first player in Sassuolo’s history to reach the milestone of 250 Serie A TIM appearances. Since his debut in 2014, only Samir Handanovic (256) has played more games in the competition (249 also for Francesco Acerbi).
Lazio have lost six of their last eight league away games (W2), including the last three. The last time the Biancocelesti recorded four consecutive Serie A TIM away defeats was in November 2015.
Lazio are winless in their last two league games (D1 L1), last going three in a row without a win in October 2020.
Lazio’s Ciro Immobile has only scored seven goals in the second half of the season: he had scored 16 in the second half of the 2019/20 Serie A TIM.