Prediction Serie A: Napoli - Crotone
- Title : Prediction Serie A: Napoli - Crotone
The 29th day of Serie A will see a match between Napoli and Crotone on the pitch. Excellent moment of form for the Neapolitans who after putting aside the various problems related to injuries, are showing a good form and excellent results, useful to grab the Champions League place. As for Crotone, Cosmi's team must give everything to secure points tonight, but it currently appears very complicated to obtain, given the fact that they are last place in the league.
After a very negative month in February with the elimination both in the Europa League and in the Italian Cup, Napoli played a good month in March, winning important points to move up in the standings of Serie A. In fact, in the last five Serie A matches, there have been four victories (vs Benevento, Bologna, Milan and Roma) and a draw (against Sassuolo). The last two games of Gattuso's team are talking for itself, able to win away against two direct competitors for the Champions League race, scoring a total of three goals and not conceding even one goal.
In the standings, Napoli are fifth at 53 points (and a game to play) and -2 from third-placed Juventus.
Napoli has a high number, both for goals scored and conceded goals. With the 58 goals on the scoresheet, Napoli are the team with the third best attack of Serie A, while with the 29 goals they are in third place among the teams with the best defense in the league. At Maradona, the Neapolitans are very strong, so much so that in the last 10 games played, they have achieved eight wins (four consecutive), one draw and one defeat (on 6 January against Spezia).
For Crotone, every match is now a final. Even if you make the calculations now and try to see them continue in Serie A next season, it will be very difficult and they need to win almost every single game to have a chance.
2021 has not been an easy year for Crotone, even in their own arena, given that in 14 overall matches they have 12 defeats and only two victories against Benevento and Torino. The arrival of Cosmi seems, however, to have given some more life to Crotone, despite the losses, they have played some good football. Just think of the matches against Lazio and Bologna, in which there were two defeats both 3-2. They showed some good offensive football compared to what they have before.
Napoli (4-2-3-1): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Hysaj; Ruiz, Bakayoko; Politano, Zielinski, Insigne; Mertens. Coach. Gattuso
Crotone (3-5-2): Cordaz; Magallan, Golemic, Luperto; Pereira, Messias, Benali, Molina, Reca; Ounas, Simy. Coach. Cosmi
My prediction for Napoli - Crotone:
Napoli and Crotone have played six times in Serie A. Napoli has won every game except one match, the 2-1 result back in 2007. The remaining matches were all won by Napoli.
|Prediction||Over 2.5 goals|
|Start Time||15:00 : 03-Apr-21|