Crotone vs Torino
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 15 October 2017
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Ezio Scida (Crotone).
Torino will have to make do without key man Andrea Belotti as they travel to take on relegation candidates Crotone on Sunday.
The Granata are seeking to earn a Europa League spot for next season, having missed out on European football this season. Torino were bitterly disappointed in their last match not to pick up all three points as they had to settle for a draw with Hellas Verona, and considering that the Gialloblu are among the three teams yet to win a fixture this season it will have felt more like two points lost than one point won.
Torino are winless in their last two games but have a great chance to rebound here. Crotone have managed to finally earn some points, picking up five from their last two games, including a draw with SPAL and a win against Benevento. Those fixtures came at just the right time for the Squali, as those two teams are certainly amongst those who will be battling the drop, but they certainly are expected to find things tougher against the Granata this Sunday.
As for Crotone, they shipped five to Atalanta and despite not sitting directly in the relegation zone, they’re expected to struggle as they lost 3-0 to AC Milan and 2-0 to Inter. Despite Belotti being missing, he’s only contributed three of the team’s total thus far, showing that they can clearly carry on without him and thus should be able to do enough to earn all three points against struggling Crotone this weekend.
Crotone vs Torino: Head-to-head statistics
Torino are undefeated in their last 6 matches against Crotone in all comps
Crotone vs Torino: Prediction
This will be a great chance for Torino to get back on track, but the Granata will be wise to make sure they don’t lose concentration. They saw what happened against Verona, albeit VAR definitely gave the Gialloblu a hand in that fixture.
Crotone vs Torino: Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals at 19/20 (1.95)
Torino to WIN and BTTS – YES at 3/1 (4.00).