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Napoli will take to the pitch with visiting club Crotone at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in the Serie A match on Saturday.
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Napoli will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-2 Serie A triumph vs Roma.
In that game, SSC Napoli had 48% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for SSC Napoli was Dries Mertens (27', 34'). Roma got 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
SSC Napoli have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 13 during that period and have conceded a total of 5. That sort of pattern might not be sustained into this match, however.
Their prior results show that SSC Napoli:
- have not been beaten in the league by Crotone in their last 5 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 home league matches.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Bologna in Serie A action, Crotone and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Crotone had 47% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Crotone, the scorers were Junior Messias (32') and Simeon Nwankwo (40'). Bologna got 21 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Adama Soumaoro (62'), Jerdy Schouten (70') and Andreas Skov Olsen (84') scored for Bologna.
The stats tell the story, and Crotone have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 18 goals in all. Defensively, Crotone can certainly do much better.
Ahead of this meeting, Crotone haven’t won away from home in the past 15 league games. What a horror away run it has been.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings going back to 17/03/2007 tells us that Napoli have won 5 of them and Crotone 1, with the number of drawn results being 0.
An aggregate of 17 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 13 of them for Partenopei and 4 being from Crotone. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 10 on 06/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Crotone 0-4 SSC Napoli.
In that match, Crotone had 39% possession and 6 shots at goal with 1 on target.
At the other end, SSC Napoli had 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Lorenzo Insigne (31'), Hirving Lozano (58'), Diego Demme (76') and Andrea Petagna (91') scored.
The match was refereed by Livio Marinelli.
Team News: Napoli
Diego Demme (Shin bone bruise), Faouzi Ghoulam (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and David Ospina (Finger Injury) will not be able to play for Napoli gaffer Gennaro Gattuso. Kalidou Koulibaly is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Crotone
With a completely healthy group to choose from, Crotone manager Serse Cosmi has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Jacopo Petriccione and Aristóteles Romero.
In this game, Crotone should be able to score against this Napoli team, however that may not be enough to prevent defeat.
Our tip is for a 2-1 victory for Napoli after 90 minutes. Could easily see this go either way.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (54,726)
Captain: Lorenzo Insigne
Chairman: Aurelio De Laurentiis
Manager: Gennaro Gattuso
Competitions: Serie A position 5, Supercoppa (Final)
🔑 Key Man: Matteo Politano
Usually played in the Right Wing position, Matteo Politano was born in Italy. Having played his first senior match for Pescara in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 8 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 26 appearances.