CROTONE v CAGLIARI – ITALY SERIE B
January 18, 2016, Ezio Ecida Comunale, 19:30 GMT+0
Today we will see a match up between two of the top league teams who are separated by only 1 point, so winning this match will mean taking the 1st spot for the guests, whereas it would be great for the Cagliari to “run away” from other teams and establish stronger position on the top of the league. So it’s safe to say neither of the teams will take this match lightly.
Crotone have a excellent form at home, as they are currently unbeaten, not only that, but they have conceded only 4 goals in 10 games playing at home, so this should be a tough match for the freshly relegated Cagliari.
Cagliari has deservedly achieved their current position on the table, as they are the best team playing at home this season, with 10 wins and a draw. Looking at away matches they are a bit worst, with a record (4-3-3). The match against Brescia in November is a game that Cagliari will want to forget, because they lost 4:0, but things like that happen in sports as even the top teams sometimes “hit a bump on the road and fail to perform they way they are expected to.
These two teams faced each other in September, when Cagliari won 4:0, but taking into account this was the 1st match of the season and Crotone getting red card, which helped Cagliari to score another 3 goals, this H2H match can’t be used into determining who will win today.
Looking at missing players, Cortone will start without Tounkara and Modesto, whereas the team will welcome back Paro after missing 4 matches.
The visitors will be missing Capuano, Dessena, Melchiorri and Ceppitelli.
My prediction is Crotone to win, but I would still like to secure a draw, because we can not underestimate Cagliari even though they are not playing at home stadium.
Prediction: Crotone +0
Odds: 1.81 PINNACLE