Crotone vs Juventus
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Kick-Off at 17.00 UK
Venue: Stadio Ezio Scida, Crotone.
Reigning Serie A champions Juventus are visiting Ezio Scida Stadium this Saturday night, facing newcomers to the elite Crotone.
Hosts had an awful start to new campaign, having lost all three games so far while having terrible –8 goal difference.
Unless there are some drastic changes, they might get an express relegation back to Serie B in 2021. Back line has to perform much better and concede less goals.
One of the most breaking news regarding Juventus is that Cristiano Ronaldo was tested positive to covid-19 during the international break and he will surely miss this game.
There is no question is who is the favourite in this Italian Serie A fixture and as expected the away win is currently priced at 1.44 odds.
Crotone vs Juventus Head-to-head
These two teams have met six times in the past and Crotone managed to avoid defeat in only one occasion, while suffering five losses.
The most recent meeting in 2018 in Serie A ended without a winner 1-1 FT at this stadium.
It is interesting to mention they met twice in season 2006/2007 when Juventus were expelled to Serie B. The Old Lady won both encounters with total goal difference of 8-0.
Crotone vs Juventus Prediction
As stated above, all Crotone’s opponents were easily finding a way to score a goal so far. Genoa defeated them 4-1, AC Milan 2-0 and Sassuolo 4-1 in the third round.
Crotone have gained direct promotion last season as 2nd placed team in Serie B, but its more than obvious they do lack a couple more quality players to compete properly. It’s really hard to expect to win first points of the season against reigning champions.
Andrea Pirlo should be able to count on all players besides Cristiano Ronaldo for this match. Juventus have played two Serie A games so far, beating Sampdoria at home and drawing to Roma in the capital 2-2. Ronaldo has been influential in this campaign and scored both goals in that encounter.
We are feeling quite confident that Juventus will easily deal with Crotone on Saturday. Away win HT/FT seems like the most obvious choice.
Crotone vs Juventus Betting Tips
Away win HT/FT @ 2.20
Alvaro Morata to score at anytime @ 2.05.