Crotone vs Bologna
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 8 April 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Ezio Sciada (Crotone).
Crotone will be desperate to mount a late push for survival as they have just eight games to go. Last time around, they were in this position and staged a fantastic run to suddenly kick to life and barely scrape into 17th place. Will they be able to pull off another great escape this time?
Bologna, meanwhile come into this game having held both Roma and Lazio to a draw. The draw against Lazio marked their first away stalemate of the season and they will be looking to take advantage of Crotone’s struggles, which have seen them lose five of their last six. The hosts were humiliated 4-1 by Torino in their midweek fixture and failed to pick up any points against fellow relegation candidates SPAL and Benevento.
Despite the Rossoblu’s less than stellar away form, they will hope to exploit Crotone’s downward turn of form. They have shipped a whopping 15 goals from their five most recent losses and the last five meetings between Bologna and themselves have resulted in four wins for the visiting side.
Crotone do have a very leaky defense and have the third worst defense in the league this season. That being said, playing at home could give them an added boost – as they notably beat Sampdoria 4-1 here not too long ago.
Crotone vs Bologna: Head-to-head
- Bologna have failed to win their last 5 away matches
- However, the Rossoblu have won five of their last six games against teams in the bottom half of the table
- Crotone have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches
- Bologna have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 away matches against Crotone in all competitions
- Crotone have lost 5 of their last 6 matches
Crotone vs Bologna: Prediction
Bologna have won four of their last six meetings with Crotone ahead of this upcoming game despite failing to win their last five away games. Although they have had their problems, the vast majority of their 15 defeats (12) have come against teams who are in the top half of the table.
In addition, they have won five of their last six against bottom placed teams, but one shouldn’t discount Crotone. They’re playing at home and are in a desperate bid for survival – and notably beat Sampdoria 4-1 not too long ago. That could spur them on here.
Crotone vs Bologna: Betting tips
Crotone – WIN at 2.25
Under 2.5 goals at 1.64