Prediction: Atalanta - Crotone
- Title : Prediction: Atalanta - Crotone
Serie A is back on and the meeting between Atalanta and the last placed Crotone is the game to look at today. One can at least say that, in terms quality, there is a very big difference between this team.
After a bad start to the season to say the least, Crotone has ended up in a precarious situation and it takes a lot to be able to turn this around. But the sports management does what it can to achieve something.
This week they got rid of their head coach Giovanni Stroppa and instead picked up experienced Serse Cosmi, who signed a season-long contract with the club.
Serse Cosmi says he is proud to get the chance and also brings a whole staff to Crotone. This in itself can strengthen the chances of a better end to the season, but honestly, is the player material good enough? It may well be a new coaching effect, but maybe not away against Atalanta. Serse Cosmi has barely had time to lead his team in training before Wednesday's meeting in Bergamo.
Atalanta, on the other hand, have a fairly strong season behind them, even though they narrowly fell to Real Madrid in the first round of the Champions League last week. It is a loss that still hurts considering that it felt a little unfair after the early red card for the home team Atalanta at that time.
But in the league game you go very strong and have three straight wins, of which a heavy win away against Sampdoria with 2-0 this weekend. It was mentally strong to bounce back after the loss out in Europe in the match before that.
My feeling is that it is a strong Atalanta who are now taking on Crotone, a team that has six straight losses away from home. They also have a lot to play for, and have only two points to spare at AS Roma who are also fighting for the Champions League place in the table.
In other words, there is no room for losing points for Atalanta here. That would be devastating for the rest of the season.
I choose Atalanta -1.75 (asian lines) as todays bet.
|Start Time||20:45 : 03-Mar-21|