WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE KICK-OFF:
Of teams that Sassuolo have faced three times or more in the top-flight, only against AS Roma have they failed to record a win (D4 L6).
AS Roma have drawn four of their five home games against Sassuolo in Serie A (W1), with both teams scoring at least one goal in every match.
AS Roma have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last nine Serie A games, the last time they went on a longer run without a shutout in the competition was in February 2013 (10 successive games).
AS Roma have lost just one of their last 11 Serie A home games in Serie A (0-2 vs SPAL), winning six and drawing four in this period.
Sassuolo have registered 25 points in 17 games in Serie A this season: only in 2015/16 have they earned more after 17 matchdays (28).
Sassuolo have registered 11 points in their first eight away games in Serie A 2018/19: they have never earned more points after their first eight away matches in a single Serie A season.