Inter Milan vs Crotone
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 3 February 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano).
Can Inter Milan finally arrest the slump and pick up the first win after nine straight matches without a three-pointer this Saturday when they host the relegation-threatened Crotone side at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza? Nerazzurri did have a challenging schedule playing the likes of Juventus, Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina in the process, and they were also unlucky to concede the stoppage-time equalizer last Sunday away at SPAL when Alberto Paloschi saved a point for the league’s newcomers in the previous round.
The Pythagoreans will come into this with an improved confidence after claiming four points from last two league ties with Hellas Verona and Cagliari. The rise in form came with the arrival of Walter Zenga on the bench, but the experienced manager and the former head coach of Sampdoria will still have a mountain to climb in order to keep this new team in the elite come May.
Grabbing the salvation points at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza will just be too much to ask for at this stage, particularly if we know that Crotone have lost five on the trot away from home before the mentioned win over Hellas Verona. The efficiency in the final third remains the biggest problem for Zenga’s side as the Pythagoreans have the second-worst attacking record in the league. They’ve failed to find the back of the net in six of last nine away matches in all competitions.
Inter Milan vs Crotone: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head encounter between the two teams.
Both sides have won home matches in the previous term, but Inter Milan came on top when they’ve met for the first time this season.
Milan Skrinjar and Ivan Perisic bagged late goals for Inter’s win at Stadio Ezio Scida in mid-September last year.
Inter Milan vs Crotone: Prediction
We believe the time has finally come for Luciano Spalletti’s side to end the horrific run and pick up the three-pointer in front of the home fans.
Since Crotone have been struggling to find goals throughout the entire season, and particularly on travels, we’ll go with Nerazzurri to keep a clean sheet at 1.61 odds as one of the standout bets.
Inter Milan vs Crotone: Bet Tips
Inter to keep a clean sheet @ 1.61
Inter -1.5 handicap @ 1.90