Sassuolo – Crotone : Preview & Prediction
Sassuolo and Crotone play at Stadio Città del Tricolore in a match of the 16th round of Serie A TIM. These teams met only twice recently: on 05-03-2017, finishing with a draw for (0-0), and on 16-10-2016, ending with the victory of Sassuolo by (2-1). In this match the home factor may play an important role, since Sassuolo presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of the Sassuolo
The home team is currently in 17th place, with 11 points earned, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Verona by (0-2). In the last match, lost out to Fiorentina by (3-0). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. For the championship, the Sassuolo won 2 points in 21 possible, after 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 7 games that played in his stadium.
In this competition, you do not win in your stadium for 7 matches. In the matches played in his stadium there are some frequent scorers at the end of the first 45 ‘: 0-1 (3 in 7 games) and 0-0 (3 in 7 games). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 15 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Sassuolo come to this game with a defeat at the Fiorentina field, 3-0, adding the second consecutive defeat in the Italian championship. In this home game, coach Giuseppe Iachini should keep the team 3-4-3 with Matri the most fixed piece of the local attack. However it is important to note that the home team have presented major flaws in the defensive organization and in the standing balls. Matteo Politano is one of the highlights of Sassuolo with 2 goals scored. For this game the coach can not rely on Magnanelli, suspended, in addition to Frattesi and Letschert, players who recover from injury.
Analysis of Crotone
After 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses, the visiting team is in 16th place, having won 12 points. In the last match, they lost with Udinese at home (0-3), after having lost in the previous match in a match against Juventus, (3-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside of its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the championship, Crotone won 4 points in 21 chances, after 1 win, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 7 games they played as a visitor. In his league games as a visitor, the most frequent result at half-time was 1-0 (3 out of 7 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that scored few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 3 of their last 15 games in Serie A TIM, of those 3 reached the break in advantage in all and won in the late 90 ‘in 2. In 15 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The visiting team comes to this game with a defeat against Udinese, by 0-3, adding in this way the third defeat followed in the Italian championship. In seven home games Crotone recorded five defeats. In this away game, coach Davide Nicola should opt for a more defensive strategy, looking only for the counterattack: Nalini is a very fast and competent player in driving the ball for the attack. On the other hand, Budimir is one of the great highlights of the team with 3 goals scored. For this game the visiting coach can count on all his players.
Sassuolo – Crotone : Betting Tips
Sassuolo – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70