Chievo – Crotone FREE PICKS
Chievo and Crotone meet at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, in a match for the 36 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 12-17-2017, Crotone won at home for ( 1-0). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 18th and 15th of the table of the league, in reality it is a match between the 14th classified in home matches and the 17th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 18 th position of the league, with 31 points won, after 7 wins, 10 draws and 18 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Internazionale, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Roma by (4-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since it has won 21 points in its stadium, where they have scored 19 goals and suffered 23 points, against only 10 points out, with 12 goals scored and 34 conceded. In the last 10 home league matches Chievo has won 2, tied 4 and lost 4, for which they have won 10 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (9 out of 17 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. This is a team that scores a few times first and that only managed to open the scoring in 8 of its last 35 games for Serie A, and never reached halftime advantage. In 35 matches in this competition, he only managed 4 comebacks in the 22 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Chievo comes to this game with a defeat in the field of Roma, by 4-1, thus adding the sixth straight game without winning the Italian championship. Due to the terrible phase they are going through, the landlords are still in the descent zone. In this match against Crotone, coach Lorenzo D’Anna must keep the team in 3-5-2, benefiting possession of the ball and paused attacks, however, in some moments of the game should risk a more direct strategy. Roberto Inglese is the great highlight of Chievo so far, with 10 goals scored. From outside due to injury is Meggiorini.
The away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 34 points won, after 9 wins, 7 draws and 19 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Udinese, by (1-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Sassuolo, by (4-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 11 points in away matches and 23 at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 37 conceded at home, against 21 goals scored and 23 conceded at home. In the last 10 away matches for the championship, Crotone has 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 18 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 35 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 23 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 17 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
The Crotone leaves for this game with a home win against Sassuolo, 4-1, totaling the second consecutive victory in this competition. This good phase that the visiting team goes through allowed him to get away from the relegation zone, however, he still risks falling from division. In much of their games, we can verify that coach Walter Zenga lines the team in 4-3-3, benefiting the organization of his block and the fast transitions through the flanks. Similar to its rival, the visiting team has several faults in the finalization. Marcello Trotta is the great highlight of this Crotone, with 7 goals scored. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Budimir and Benali, both injured.
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