Inter Milan vs Crotone
2016/17 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 06 November 2016
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan).
Inter will hope not to become the next side to suffer an embarrassing result against Crotone as they welcome the Serie A debutants on Sunday.
The Squali finally ended their long way for their first ever top flight win by defeating Chievo 2-0. It was a comprehensive performance for them and one that their fans surely were celebrating well into the evening. However, they’re still bottom of the table and are shaping up to make a prompt return to Serie B unless if they can turn things around – and quickly.
There have been small signs of improvement so far. Prior to the win over the Flying Donkeys, they were five minutes away from pulling off what would have been a shock win over Fiorentina. Whilst they conceded to have to settle for a point, it was still an impressive result, and one that they used to build upon ahead of their game against Chievo.
The question is, can they do it yet again against an Inter side who have been nothing short of a disaster this season? Frank De Boer was given his marching orders after overseeing a dismal run of form that have seen them slip down the table into a very disappointing 12th spot. Their European campaign is also in tatters after losing 2-1 to Southampton, which leaves them mired to the bottom of the table with just three points.
Inter are now having to find a third new manager in just four months. They also have not been able to keep a clean sheet in their past six games, and in fact, their solitary clean sheet was against Empoli, a team who have scored just two goals in 11 games.
Inter Milan vs Crotone: Head-to-head statistics
- Crotone have failed to win their past six away games.
- The Squali only won their first Serie A game this past round (2-0 vs. Chievo).
- They picked up their first away point prior to that by holding Fiorentina to a 1-1 draw.
- Inter have won 13, drawn four, and lost three out of their last 20 home games against teams below them in the table.
- Crotone have scored in their last six Serie A games.
Inter Milan vs Crotone: Prediction
Inter are a side in flummox, but they should not fail to come out on top here. Crotone are growing in confidence, but even on their worst day, the Nerazzurri are a gulf in class above the Squali. Crotone are, as noted before totally new in this situation and are feeling confident after their impressive 2-0 win. They will be hoping for an upset, but Inter are still a formidable side and are no Chievo.
The Nerazzurri still have that well-known name and that in itself could be intimidating for a Crotone team still trying to navigate their way amongst the “big boys”. Given that both teams struggle to keep clean sheets, there could be goals on either end.
Inter Milan vs Crotone: Betting tips
Both teams to score – YES at 19/20 (1.95)
Over 2.5 goals at 1/2 (1.50).