Crotone vs Spezia Prediction & Match Preview

Crotone vs Spezia
Italy Serie A
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2020
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Ezio Scida Stadium, Crotone.

The last couple of weeks have been very rough for Crotone and their fans. Squad has suffered four defeats in the last five Serie A appearances and remained hammered to the last position on table.

Besides having the lowest number of points so far, team from Ezio Scida also has the worst goal difference of -18.

Can they seal the sinking holes this Saturday at home venue against Spezia?

These two squads played together in Serie B last season. Visitors had much better start to the top flight campaign, entering this clash from solid 15th place.

Crotone vs Spezia Head-to-head

There were 14 head to head clashes between these opponents in the past. Stats are going in Spezia’s favour with nine victories and four defeats.

They met twice last season in Serie B. Interestingly, visiting sides were victorious in both occasions with identical 2-1 result.

Total number of goals scored in all previous H2H’s is 32, which averages around 3.20 per duel.

Crotone vs Spezia Head-to-head

Crotone not only failed to secure one victory this season, but their strikers have been extremely inefficient in the last 30 days, scoring just one goal in the last five matches. Giovanni Stroppa has been Crotone’s head manager for two years now, but never been under such pressure like nowadays. Team is miles away from form which secured them promotion five months ago. 50% of goals so far were scored by Nigerian striker Simeon Nwankwo.

Spezia are playing surprisingly well in the last couple of weeks. Team has collected five points from the last four Serie A duels, losing only to Lazio last weekend while managing to beat Benevento on the road. They are eight points ahead of Crotone with much better form, so we fancy the away win or draw double chance bet at 1.51 odds. Tradition also says we should expect goals, so BTTS is a decent alternative.

Crotone vs Spezia Head-to-head

  • Draw or away win double chance @ 1.51
  • Both teams to score @ 1.63.