Crotone vs Cagliari
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 10th September 2017
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Sant’Elia (Cagliari).
Crotone may have survived the drop in dramatic fashion, but sophomore term in the top flight hasn’t been so kind to the Squali.
They have earned just one point from their first two games, but that’s not entirely surprising. After all, it took till the final game of last season for Davide Nicola’s side to secure their top flight status, and they ended up having to rely on Palermo to make sure that Empoli didn’t pip them to that 17th placed spot.
However, Crotone have a good chance to finally earn a win, as upcoming opponents Cagliari have yet to pick up a point this season. Cagliari had the worst defensive record of any team outside the bottom three, yet managed to avoid relegation largely thanks to their decent attack and the overall dismal showings of Pescara, Palermo, and Empoli.
It will be interesting to see if Cagliari and Crotone will cancel each other out or someone will get up and running. Both teams managed to score in nearly 70 per cent of Cagliari’s home games so that’s likely to happen, especially given the fact the Rossoblu have a less than strong defense.
Whilst Cagliari put in a valiant effort against Milan, it was not enough and they had little to show for their efforts. They will have a good chance against Crotone, but will have to be wary as the Squali will be hunting for a goal. Crotone found it hard to score on the road against the top seven sides but still managed to score the majority of their trips to the other 12 teams and should be able to do so against Cagliari’s leaky back-line.
Crotone vs Cagliari: Head-to-head statistics
- Cagliari have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 home matches against Crotone in all competitions.
- Cagliari have won their last 4 home matches against Crotone in all competitions
Crotone vs Cagliari: Prediction
Crotone will be desperate for a goal and should finally be able to get one. However, Cagliari have a solid record against Crotone, especially at home and should be able to get at least a point here.
Crotone vs Cagliari: Betting tips
Both teams to score – YES at 4/5 (1.80).