Roma vs Crotone
2016/17 Italian Serie A.
Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Roma).
All good things must come to an end. For Roma, it was their 20 match unbeaten streak extending all the way back to January. Fiorentina, however, are now the first team since Juventus to beat the Giallorossi, and like the Bianconeri, the Viola managed to edge out the capital club 1-0.
Luciano Spalletti’s side have the perfect chance to rebound as they welcome Crotone to the Stadio Olimpico this Wednesday. The Serie A debutants, perhaps not surprisingly, are rooted to the bottom of the table and have yet to win a match in the league this term. Crotone will be happy with their first ever point by drawing fellow relegation candidates Palermo 1-1. However, their joy is expected to be short-lived in their first ever meeting with Roma.
Profligacy again proved to be Roma’s undoing against the Viola, but the Lupi are more than anticipated to take a huge bite out of this one. Crotone simply will not be able to do much to stem the tide of Roma attacks and we can guarantee once that dam breaks, it will be a serious case of damage control for the visitors.
This, in short, is none other than a golden opportunity for Roma to rebound. Their loss to Fiorentina marked their first defeat in nine prior meetings, but such is football. Spalletti’s side are eager to again try to challenge for the Scudetto, and to do so, they must win. And Crotone, unfortunately could end up being their punching bag as they take out their frustrations from their defeat this past weekend.
Roma vs Crotone: Head-to-head Statistics
- Roma have scored at least three goals in their past three home games.
- The Giallorossi have won nine out of their last 11 home fixtures.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in Roma’s past three games at the Stadio Olimpico
Roma vs Crotone: Prediction
This by far will be one of the more lopsided ties of matchday five. Crotone are visiting the Stadio Olimpico to take on Roma for the very first time in Serie A, and unfortunately it looks set to be a serious case of baptism by fire. Having scored at least three goals in their past three home games, Roma are expected to continue in the same vein of form.
Simply put, barring a catastrophic collapse, Crotone will find it nigh impossible to get anything out of this game. Roma should cruise to an easy three points to start off their week on the right foot. 3-0 a not unlikely result.
Roma vs Crotone: Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals at 2/5 (1.40)
Roma to win 3-0 at 11/2 (6.50).
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