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The Serie B game at Stadio Renato Curi on Saturday sees home side Perugia fighting it out with opponents Crotone.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Perugia v Crotone are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Perugia will be hoping to bounce back here after the 4-1 Serie B defeat last time out to Como.
In that game, Perugia had 62% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Perugia was Manuel De Luca (48'). For their opponents, Como got 13 shots on goal with 9 on target. Antonino La Gumina (7'), Alberto Cerri (15'), Alessandro Bellemo (18') and Matteo Solini (28') scored for Como.
Perugia have not been in good attacking form of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 against opposing sides over the course of their previous six outings. In those games, Perugia have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 7. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward into this match, of course.
Ahead of this meeting, Perugia have not lost a league tie with Crotone in their last 2 matches.
In their last fixture, Crotone drew 1-1 in the Serie B tie with Monza.
In that match, Crotone managed 51% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Crotone was Godfred Donsah (86'). At the other end, Monza had 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Andrea Colpani (17') was the scorer for Monza.
The stats tell the story, and Crotone have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. At the back, Crotone can certainly do much better.
Coming into this meeting, Crotone are without a win away from home in their last 7 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 19/09/2015 shows us that Perugia have won 3 of them & Crotone 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Perugia and 6 for Crotone. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Serie B match day 30 on 26/06/2020 when it ended Perugia 0-0 Crotone.
That time, Perugia managed 33% possession and 7 shots at goal with 5 on target.
At the other end, Crotone had 16 shots at goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Antonio Di Martino.
Team News: Perugia
The Perugia manager Massimiliano Alvini will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Crotone
Owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from, the Crotone boss Pasquale Marino does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash.
Our feeling is that Crotone are capable enough to find the net against this Perugia team, but it possibly won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re going for a close game with a 2-1 winning score for Perugia at the end of this one. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Renato Curi (23,625)
Captain: Gabriele Angella
Chairman: Massimiliano Santopadre
Manager: Massimiliano Alvini
Competitions: Serie B position 12
🔑 Star Player: Manuel De Luca
Generally playing in the Striker position, Manuel De Luca was born in Bolzano, Italy. Having made a first senior appearance for Entella in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has got 4 league goals in the Serie B 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 8 appearances.