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The Serie A match at Stadio Ezio Scida on Saturday sees home team Crotone prepare for the visit of Lazio.
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Crotone enter this game following on from a 0-0 Serie A drawn result vs Torino.
In that match, Crotone had 51% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Torino had 4 shots at goal with 0 on target.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Crotone have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Crotone have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 12 goals on the way.
Pre-game facts show that Crotone:
- haven't won against Lazio in their previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
In the game prior to this, Lazio drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Juventus.
In that match, Lazio had 54% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lazio was Felipe Caicedo (95'). For their opponents, Juventus had 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Cristiano Ronaldo (15') scored for Juventus.
Lazio have seen success in front of goal of late, having scored 12 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, i Biancocelesti can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same games. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend might continue on here in this match.
Head to head
The last league game between these sides was Serie A match day 37 on 13/05/2018 which finished with the scoreline of Crotone 2-2 Lazio.
On that day, Crotone managed 35% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorers were Simeon Nwankwo (29') and Federico Ceccherini (61').
Lazio had 17 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Senad Lulić (17') and Sergej Milinković-Savić (84') scored.
The match was refereed by Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni.
Team News: Crotone
Salvatore Molina (Corona virus) and Emmanuel Rivière (Hamstring Injury) are unavailable for Crotone boss Giovanni Stroppa. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Sebastiano Luperto, Antonio Mazzotta, Tomislav Gomelt, Aristóteles Romero and Mattia Mustacchio.
Team News: Lazio
Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi has to choose a team with limited availability. Luiz Felipe (Unknown Injury), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Corona virus), Gonzalo Escalante (Muscular problems) and Silvio Proto (Arm Injury) can’t be considered. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Riza Durmisi, Senad Lulic, Silvio Proto and Davide Di Gennaro.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Lazio should have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals.
However, Crotone won’t find it easy to get goals of their own although we reckon that they could well end up managing to get on the scoresheet here.
We’re therefore anticipating a fairly comfortable 1-3 victory for Lazio when the referee blows the final whistle.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Ezio Scida (16,640)
Captain: Alex Cordaz
Chairman: Gianni Vrenna
Manager: Giovanni Stroppa
Competitions: Serie A position 20
⭐ Star Player: Simeon Nwankwo
Customarily used in the Striker position, Simeon Nwankwo was born in Onitsha, Nigeria. After making a first senior appearance for Gil Vicente in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 3 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 7 appearances.