Crotone vs Livorno
Italy – Serie B
Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Ezio Scida (Crotone).
It’s a battle for survival for these two teams right now. Both languish at the bottom of the league table, and this match should be scary as well as an exciting prospect for them. A win will shoot their chances to persist sky-high, whereas lose this, and it’s almost a direct path to the lower division.
Either of them has failed to secure at least one point per game on average, and have recorded two of the fewest number of goals of all the teams in contention.
The home advantage will likely play the biggest factor here, and the crowd will be cheering till their throats scar, for once relegated the chances for return are minimal, considering the level of competition in the Serie C.
Crotone vs Livorno Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five matches saw the Sharks taking the win.
- Giovanni Stroppa’s men found the back of the net in their last five attempts at home.
- The Dark Red failed to score in their last two matches at the Stadio EzioScida.
- The hosts scored exactly one goal in three of their last four matches at this venue.
- Not a single game at Crotone has ended in a stalemate.
Crotone vs Livorno Prediction
Despite both coming from the lowermost strata of the league table, this should be the most exciting fixture for the weekend. Both are in it for the sake of their lives and will battle it out until the final whistle.
The home advantage tips the scales in GliSquali’s direction, and the fact that they have scored in their last five home h2h ties, will motivate them. On the other hand, Le Triglie could not open their account in their last two visits to the city.
On top of that, Roberto Breda’s men were winless in 14 of their last 15 trips away from home. Their inability to handle matches on the road will probably cost them, and I see the hosts taking the three points after an intense hour and a half.
The Pythagoreans have had their share of problems, and it will not be easy for them, in spite of the crowd roaring behind the barricades. Moreover, it’s a life-or-death battle for the visitors too. It sure will not be a high-scoring game, and on basis of the hosts having scored exactly one goal in three of their last four h2h meetings at the Stadio EzioScida, I predict the final score to be 1-0.
Crotone vs Livorno Betting Tips
Crotone to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Correct Score: 1-0, Crotone @ 6.00 (5/1).