Saturday February 20 2021
Line-ups: Sassuolo v Bologna

It’s another Emilia-Romagna Derby, as Sassuolo try to close on the European places with Domenico Berardi and Francesco Caputo against unpredictable Bologna.

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium at 19.45 GMT, you can follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

Sassuolo have big ambitions for this season and went into the weekend in eighth place, but only six points adrift of fifth.

Jeremie Boga, Filippo Romagna and Medhi Bourabia are out of action, so Filip Djuricic and Maxime Lopez join Berardi and Caputo upfront.

Bologna’s fortunes have improved lately, beating Verona and Parma, holding Atalanta and suffering only a narrow defeat to Milan.

Federico Santander, Gary Medel and Paolo Faragò are still on the treatment table, but Musa Barrow is coming into his own as a centre-forward, supported by Riccardo Orsolini, Roberto Soriano and Nicola Sansone.

Sassuolo have won each of their last three Serie A meetings with Bologna.

Sassuolo: Consigli; Muldur, Marlon, Ferrari, Rogerio; Magnanelli, Locatelli; Berardi, Lopez, Djuricic; Caputo

Bologna: Skorupski; Tomiyasu, Danilo, Soumaoro, Hickey; Svanberg, Dominguez; Orsolini, Soriano, Sansone; Barrow

Ref: La Penna