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Lazio vs Crotone Prediction & Betting tips
Lazio Roma seems after AC Milan to be the next big club to drop out in the battle for the national title. The Romans are struggling with a form crisis and therefore some games have to be won quickly to restore confidence. The duel with Crotone seems to be ideal in advance to realize another three point.
Lazio Roma managed to keep pace with teams such as Juventus, Internazionale and Napoli, but the last few weeks there was a big gap with the top three of Serie A. The team of trainer Simone Inzaghi won her group in the Europa League with ease, but in the competition it all went a little less smoothly. What is called, of the last five league matches, Lazio Roma won only one and that is why the gap with leader Napoli has grown to nine points. This is actually quite surprising as Lazio Roma won the victories for the last five matches. It all started with the loss in the derby against AS Roma and later points were lost against Fiorentina (1-1), Torino (1-3) and Atalanta Bergamo (3-3).
That last game against Atalanta Bergamo even seemed to be heading for a loss, but Lazio Roma fought twice well and prevented the loss. The hosts were in fact 2-0 ahead, but two goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic pulled the score again. Later Atalanta Bergamo took the lead again, but the last word was to Luis Alberto. His late goal put the 3-3 final score on the board. The point was a good result given the game, but actually Lazio Roma did not make a difference.
The game against Crotone will now have to be won and that is why it is nice for Inzaghi that he can use Ciro Immobile again. The top striker missed the last two league games because of his red card in the game with Torino, but this week he is back again. The leader of the Romans this season was already good for fifteen goals in fifteen games.
The story of Crotone from last season is now well known. The first year of the relatively small club at the highest level seemed to result in a deception, but an unprecedented advance prevented the relegation on the last day of play. Davide Nicola, the coach who was partly responsible for the miracle, did not manage to get Crotone to play football the last few months and so he stepped up at the beginning of this month. Former goalkeeper Walter Zenga has taken over the helm and with him for the group Crotone now hopes to make a gap with the bottom three places. His first game resulted in a tight 2-1 loss at Sassuolo, but last week Crotone won in a crucial duel by Chievo Verona.
A match like last weekend in house against Chievo Verona is of vital importance for a team like Crotone. These are the moments when the points have to be packed and that is why the fans of Crotone will have a sigh of relief when, after ninety minutes of football, there is a 1-0 score on the scoreboard. Ante Budimir had taken care of the lead before half time and the goal of the Croatian was finally just enough to keep the three points in his own house. Because of this, Crotone is now in the safe sixteenth place, but breathing space is not really the case as Genoa and SPAL follow at one point.
In order to make a big gap with the eighteenth place, a victory in Rome would come out nicely, but Zenga will also realize that everything will have to be done. The form in the away games is not to write home about. Crotone only won a game and on average every 2.5 matches per goal. The statistics speak volumes and Crotone now gets the heavy mission for choosing to take care of the turnaround.
Lazio vs Crotone head to head matches
28.05.17 SA Crotone Lazio 3 : 1
08.01.17 SA Lazio Crotone 1 : 0