BARI v CROTONE – SERIE B
February 5 2016, San Nicola Stadium, 19:30 GMT+0
Crotone lost their top spot in Serie B, because they did not manage to win against Perigua at Stadio Ezio Scida. The first half was in visitors favour, who had more attempts on goal, but failed to convert them into goals, so Crotone scored in 43′ even with only 1 attempt o goal. Second half started bad for the hosts, as Perugia scored a equalizer in 52′ and another goal in 61′. Even though possession was in Crotone favour, with 68% it did not help them much in the end, as they failed to convert their 2 shots on target into goals, whereas the visitors managed to score both of the attempts. All in all it was a game with little chances for both teams( 7 shots on goal in total) and a terrible game for Crotone who should win it if they want to stay at the top. The game ended in 1:2 for Perugia.
Today Crotone will try to redeem themselves with a win against Bari, who are decent when it comes to home games, with only 1 loss so far in this season against Brescia (1:2) in December.
With away record of 6-3-1 in the last 10 matches and having a name of the best travellers in the league, winning against Bari might not be just a lucky guess. Bari proved they can be beaten by much worse team at their home ground with a loss against Brescia, who only had 2 wins on the road by that time.
Bari will have some problems in their back line, as many players are sidelined, Salviato, Del Grosso, Petropoulos, Donati, Di Cesare, Contini and Di Nicola will all miss the match, 4 of them being defenseman.
The visitors do not have any fresh injuries, Tounkara, Modesto and Sabbione are all still sidelined. On the positive note Capezzi is back with his team after missing 1 match.
Bari will have to face off a possible league champions, who need to win this one to stay in touch with Cagliari with weakened defence line. That task just might be too much to handle.
Prediction: Crotone +0
Odds: 2.03 SBOBET