Crotone vs Benevento
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 24 September 2017
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Ezio Scida (Crotone).
Last season’s debutants will take on this season’s new-boys as Crotone welcome Benevento to the Stadio Ezio Sciada on Sunday.
Both teams will be desperate for points in this historic first ever Serie A meeting between the Squali and the Stregoni. Crotone have only picked up one point in their first five games and were thrashed 5-1 at Atalanta in their last match.
These results has been nothing short of a miserable sophomore term for the team that managed to pull off one of the biggest great escapes Serie A fans have seen in a while, and they will be hoping to get some sort of respite as they host a team who have fared worse than they have.
As the saying goes, misery indeed loves company. Benevento are rooted to the bottom of the table, with zero points and come into this game having being crushed 4-0 by Roma. This will be nothing short of a relegation six pointer, and it will be interesting at this point in the season whether either side will be bothered to venture forward or if they simply will hunker down and hold out for a draw?
After all, only one point separates them, and whoever strikes first could walk away with more than just three points – that side will earn the first win of their respective frustrating seasons, and that could make a very big difference come May.
Crotone vs Benevento: Head-to-head statistics
- Crotone are undefeated in their last 5 home matches against Benevento in all competitions
- Crotone have lost their last 3 matches
- Benevento have failed to score in their last 4 matches
- Crotone have failed to score in their last 3 home matches
- Benevento have lost their last 5 matches
Crotone vs Benevento: Prediction
This will be a tense affair and if one is expecting lots of goals – it will be best to look to another fixture. Both teams will be concerned about their current standings, but Crotone are playing on home – that could give them the slight edge they need.
Crotone vs Benevento: Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals at 4/6 (1.67)
Crotone – WIN at 10/11 (1.91).