Crotone – Bologna FREE PICKS
Crotone and Bologna meet at Stadio Ezio Scida, in a match for the 31st round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 04-11-2017, Crotone won by (2-3) ). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 3 and lost 2. Attention to the house factor, since the Crotone usually conquers different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in the 18 th position of the league, with 24 points won, after 6 wins, 6 draws and 18 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Fiorentina, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Torino, by (4-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses in away matches; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Crotone won 11 points out of 30 possible, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 30 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 20 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Crotone is going through a moment of instability in Serie A, has lost 5 of its last 6 games and needs to react urgently to try to leave the relegation zone. The local team presents great problems, both offensive and defensive, as it scored 28 goals, being the fifth worst attack of the competition, and suffered 56, having the third worst defense, so much that it suffered 8 goals in the last 3 rounds, needing better performance in both sectors to try to remain in the elite division of Italian football. Playing at home, as in Sunday’s game, Crotone has only 1 win in the last 6 games and the most worrying thing is that it is the third team that scored the least in this type of situation, with only 15 goals in 15 games . For the confrontation with Bologna, coach Walter Zenga must maintain the same starting eleven that he has been using in the last rounds.
The away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 35 points won, after 10 wins, 5 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Lazio, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied at home against Roma (1-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 21 conceded. For the championship, Bologna won 7 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 14 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 6 of the last 14 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 30 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 14 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Bologna comes in a bad phase in the Italian Championship, which does not win 4 games ago, having accumulated 2 draws and 2 losses. Now he is looking for a recovery, to rediscover the path of victories. The problem in this recent negative series has been the offensive inefficiency, since it scored only 2 goals in these 4 games, but it is not surprising, since the team has the ninth worst attack of the national championship, with 35 goals scored in 30 rounds Playing as a visitor, as in this Sunday’s game, Bologna has been encountering great difficulties, does not win 5 rounds, lost 4 matches and drew 1, and scored only 3 goals in these games, again showing the difficulty Offensive that has been presented in the last games. For the clash with Crotone, coach Roberto Donadoni can not count on goalkeeper Santurro and Torosidis, both injured.
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