Crotone vs Fiorentina
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 29 October 2017
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Ezio Scida (Crotone).
Are Fiorentina finally getting on track? It seems like it, as the Viola earned a third consecutive victory to quietly inch up the table. The Tuscan side now find themselves in seventh spot, as they still do have hopes for featuring in European competition despite selling quite a few key players during this summer’s transfer market.
Thanks to wins over Udinese, Benevento (as expected), and notably, Torino, Fiorentina have turned things around after a rough start. Next up for them is Crotone, which should be a gift in itself a la Benevento. They cruised to a 3-0 win over Benevento, and earlier this season also strolled to a very comfortable 5-0 win over Hellas Verona.
Crotone, meanwhile, have found things quite rough in their sophomore campaign. Last season, the Squali scraped by to avoid the drop, but this time around, things have not gone so well for them, and it’s become quite apparent they are clearly punching well above their weight. The struggles, however, of other sides like Benevento, Hellas Verona, and SPAL could make this season’s relegation battle interesting and may give Crotone another chance at another great escape but for now, they will be determined to get themselves out of their rut.
The hosts come into this game having failed to score in their last two games, but they did make Roma really work to earn their narrow 1-0 victory midweek following a 5-0 drubbing by Sampdoria. That being said, effort means little if they can’t get a result, and they will be desperate to hold Fiorentina at bay for as long as possible.
Crotone vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head statistics
- Fiorentina have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches
- Crotone have failed to win 9 of their last 10 matches
- Fiorentina scored a single goal in the two meetings between these sides last season, taking four points in total
Crotone vs Fiorentina: Prediction
Although Fiorentina have been in good form, this could be a close match. Fiorentina scored just one goal in 180 minutes of action against Crotone last season, whilst the Squali managed to hold the Viola to a draw in the other fixture. Plus, they managed to do the same to Roma recently, and whilst it’s hard to see them scoring against Fiorentina, they surely won’t make it easy for the visitors to grab a goal. However, expect the Gigliati to eventually find a breakthrough and continue their slow ascent up the table.
Crotone vs Fiorentina: Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals at 2.00
HT – Fiorentina at 2.17
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