Inter Milan vs Crotone
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 3 January 2021
Kick-Off at 11.30 UK
Venue: Stadio Guiseppe Meazza, Milano.
The first match of Italian Serie A in 2021 is taking place at Guiseppe Meazza where title contenders Inter Milan host one of the weakest squads in the league Crotone. Thanks to four victories in the last four games Nerazzurri narrowed the gap from table leaders AC Milan to only one point, so every next match is a potential opportunity to overtake the top.
The only segment where Conte’s team needed improvement is back line, as they kept only two clean sheets in the last seven outings.
As for their opposition, Crotone are stuck in the relegation zone after collecting only nine points from 14 matches. Recent 2-1 win versus Parma was a breath of fresh air for them though. As expected hosts are massive favoirtes for the win at 1.20 odds.
Inter Milan vs Crotone Head-to-head
There were only four head to head matches between these two teams in the past. Inter Milan were victorious in two occasions, while Crotone took one win in 2017.
Total number of goals scored so far is ten, which averages exactly 2.50 per duel.
The last encounter was played at this stadium in early 2018. Full-time result was 1-1.
Inter Milan vs Crotone Prediction
Inter Milan have scored the highest number of goals in the league so far – 34 in 14 games. A big majority of those were bagged by Romelu Lukaku (11), so he will surely represent the biggest threat for Crotone’s defenders. Nerazzuri have solid stats at home, achieving five victories, one draw and one loss. 28 goals were scored at Guiseppe Meazza in only seven games!
We are expecting fireworks this time as well. Since home win is hardly going to get us anywhere in terms of profit, we will back Inter Milan to score in both halves at 1.70. Crotone conceded sixteen times on their seven away days while losing five encounters. The most recent duel on the road was against Sampdoria, ending with 1-3 loss.
Inter Milan vs Crotone Bet Tips
Inter Milan to score in both halves @ 1.70
Romelu Lukaku to score 2 goals or more @ 3.00.