Bologna vs Crotone
Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (Bologna).
Both Bologna and Crotone are struggling badly in their respective divisions coming into their last 16 round tie in Coppa Italia on Tuesday evening at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. The hosts drew four of last five league matches, but they still sit in the drop zone after 13 rounds of the competition.
Filippo Inzaghi has huge problems with his men’s defensive efforts as Bologna allowed two goals in four consecutive league outings before holding Fiorentina to a goalless draw ten days ago. Such result could serve as a confidence-booster for Il Rossoblu who have a nice chance to reach the quarter-final past a Serie B opposition here.
Bologna vs Crotone: Head-to-head
Sides have five victories each ahead of their 12th head to head encounter.
Interestingly, Crotone came on top both home and away when they met Il Rossoblu in the previous term of Serie A.
Both teams scored just once in past six head to head affairs.
Both sides clinched three wins in six H2H matches at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Bologna vs Crotone: Prediction
The visitors will enter the highly-important cup tie low on confidence. They are winless in last five league matches. They actually only won one of past ten games in Serie B. Massimo Oddo’s troops find goals hard to come by as they notched only two in past four league outings.
Crotone have been particularly poor on travels so far in the season. They won one and lost five of six Serie B outings on the road netting just three goals in the process. The latest of failures came last Monday when Il Pitagorici fell 0-1 at home to fellow strugglers Cosenza (just joined Serie B from the third tier of Italian football).
Crotone’s visit is a huge chance for Bologna to make it to the quarter-final and further boost up the confidence ahead of important Serie A fixtures before the festive period.
Bologna vs Crotone: Bet Tips
Bologna to win 1.61 (8/13)
Bologna to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10 (11/10).