Crotone v Spezia
Italian Serie B
Date: Thursday, 27 December 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Ezio Scida (Crotone).
Crotone are not pulling up any trees coming into the mid-week tie with Spezia at Stadio Ezio Scida. Pitagorici featured the elite class of Italian football last season, but are in danger of being dropped to Serie C at the end of this term. They fell down top 16th place in the league ladder after a streak of six defeats and three draws in past nine league matches.
Crotone’s last league win came in mid-October when they dispatched Calcio Padova 2-1 at home. The underwhelming start to the campaign caused the change on the bench in late-October as the former Udinese head coach and Milan left-back Massimo Oddo tok charge. Nonetheless, Oddo is yet to see his new team winning under his guidance. The latest of failures came on Sunday evening when Crotone lost 3-0 to 7th-placed Benevento away at Stadio Ciro Vigorito.
Crotone vs Spezia: Head-to-head
The head to head record speaks in Spezia’s favour.
The visitors won 6, drew 1 and lost 3 of 10 encounters with Pitagorici.
Nonetheless, Crotone were better in most recent set of H2H fixtures winning two and drawing one of past three meetings with Aquilotti.
Spezia did not score a single goal in last three games against Crotone.
Crotone vs Spezia: Prediction
The visitors head into this in much higher spirits. They are unbeaten in last three league affairs. The thread includes a demolishing 4-0 victory over Cosenza and a pair of consecutive 1-1 draws to Perugia and Palermo. Aquilotti showed strength on Sunday when they held the table-toppers Palermo to a 1-1 draw in an evenly-matched contest at Stadio Alberto Picco.
The value is just massive with the visitors not to lose at 1.72 based on everything written above. Since Benevento scored only one goal in past five matches in all competitions, we will back them to score fewer than two against the in-form Spezia side at the 1.53 odds alternatively.
Crotone vs Spezia: Bet Tips
Spezia or Draw @ 1.72 (8/11)
Crotone Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.53 (8/15).