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Italian draw specialists set for another stalemate

Premier Sports 8pm

Serie A’s draw experts meet in Florence where the hosts need to pick themselves up after suffering Coppa Italia heartache at the hands of Atalanta on Thursday.

They are without a win in 11, although six of those were draws, perhaps predictably given that they’ve chalked up 16 stalemates this season. Sassuolo have drawn their last three.

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Liverpool begin their Champions League title defence with a return to the scene of one of the four away defeats they suffered on their way to winning last season’s competition. The Reds were beaten 1-0 at the Stadio San Paolo in the group stage last October and, as the Partenopei have lost three times in their last 19 home fixtures in the competition, their run of six defeats in eight UCL away games is a concern. However, they rarely fail to deliver in the final third, netting in all but four of their last 42 competitive matches.