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The Serie A fixture at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Sunday sees home side Hellas Verona welcome opponents Crotone.
Our Hellas Verona v Crotone predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Hellas Verona head into this game after a 1-1 Serie A drawn match versus Torino.
In that game, Hellas Verona managed 55% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hellas Verona was Federico Dimarco (67'). On the other side, Torino had 17 shots at goal with 3 on target. Bremer (84') was the scorer for Torino.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Hellas Verona have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Verona have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 7 goals along the way.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Hellas Verona:
- are unbeaten in the league by Crotone in their last 2 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Since a loss in their previous game against Roma in Serie A action, Crotone and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Crotone managed 52% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Crotone was Vladimir Golemić (71'). For their opponents, Roma got 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. Borja Mayoral (8', 29') and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (35') scored for Roma.
Showing their bias toward productive matches, goals have been seen as many as 24 times in the last six games in which Crotone have played, yielding a mean average of 4 goals each clash. Their opponents have managed 14 from this total. That trend isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, of course.
Pre-game facts show that Crotone:
- haven't been defeated by Hellas Verona when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 9 league games. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 30/10/2012 shows us that Hellas Verona have won 2 of these games and Crotone 1, with the tally of draws being 3.
A total of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from Verona and 10 coming from Crotone. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Serie B match day 23 on 10/02/2019 when it finished Hellas Verona 1-1 Crotone.
On that occasion, Hellas Verona had 51% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Samuel Di Carmine (78').
For their opponents, Crotone had 3 shots at goal with 2 on target. Stefano Pettinari (50') scored.
The referee was Marco Piccinini.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Pawel Dawidowicz (Muscle Fatigue), Darko Lazovic (Unknown Injury), Andrea Favilli (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Marco Benassi (Calf Injury), Miguel Veloso (Calf Problems) and Ronaldo Vieira (Biceps femoris muscle injury) will be missing for Verona boss Ivan Jurić.
Team News: Crotone
Crotone boss Giovanni Stroppa has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Ahmad Benali (Calf Problems) and Luca Cigarini (Calf Injury) will miss out on this game.
We’re inclined to think that Hellas Verona can fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they line up against Crotone, who may well find it hard scoring a goal of their own.
We’re predicting a decent 2-0 victory for Hellas Verona by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi (39,211)
Captain: Miguel Veloso
Chairman: Maurizio Setti
Manager: Ivan Jurić
Competitions: Serie A position 8
🔑 Star Player: Antonín Barák
Customarily playing in the Centre Midfield position, Antonín Barák was born in Czech Republic. After having made a senior debut playing for FK Příbram in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 12 appearances.