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Sassuolo vs Crotone Prediction & Betting tips
Sassuolo waltzed over a last weekend and hopes to knock Crotone off the mat on Saturday. The visitors lost their first two matches, only scored once and already conceded six goals.
Sassuolo finished in eighth place last season and hopes to be able to attack seventh this season, which could entitle him to the Europa League preliminary round. In the opening weekend, Roberto De Zerbi’s team was stronger than the visitors from Cagliari, but due to poor completion it did not get further than a draw.
On a visit to Spezia, the goal machine did get going. After twelve minutes, Filip Djuricic entered his direct opponent and then scored the 0-1. A few minutes later Francesco Caputo scored the 0-2, but was rejected for offside. In the first half, PhD candidate Spezia came along reasonably well and even managed to score the equalizer before the break. In the second half, however, it was one-way traffic and Sassuolo scored no less than five times. However, two of Caputo’s goals were again disallowed for offside, making him arguably the first player ever to hit offside goals. Fifteen minutes before the end he was still paid for work, the 33-year-old striker made it 1-4 and was not whistled back this time.
Crotone must be careful that it won’t be cannon food this weekend, just like Spezia. I Pitagorici lost 4-1 to Genoa in the opening weekend, a team that is expected to also have to fight against relegation. Last weekend, a home defeat against AC Milan was added to that. The rossoneri had to do without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, among others, because some players stayed in quarantine, but were still a few sizes too big for Crotone. Milan managed to shoot seven times and score twice, Crotone only had one shot on goal and did not score.
To be stronger in the fight against relegation, the club management is still active on the transfer market. For example, there would be talks with Watford to take over winger Ignacio Pussetto on a rental basis, with the biggest obstacle appearing to be that Watford would prefer to sell the Argentinian instead of renting it out.
Sassuolo vs Crotone head to head matches
29.04.18 SA Crotone Sassuolo 4 : 1
10.12.17 SA Sassuolo Crotone 2 : 1
05.03.17 SA Crotone Sassuolo 0 : 0
16.10.16 SA Sassuolo Crotone 2 : 1
25.01.13 SB Crotone Sassuolo 2 : 1