PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Benevento vs Crotone 18/02/2018

PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Benevento vs Crotone 18/02/2018

Benevento and Crotone meet at Stadio Ciro Vigorito, in a match for the 25th round of Serie A. Crotone won at home by (2-0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 24-09 -2017. Attention to the house factor, since the Benevento usually conquers different results at home and abroad.

After 2 wins, 1 draw and 21 losses, the home team is currently in the 20th position, with 7 points won. In their last match, they lost with Roma out by (5-2), after in the previous match they lost by (0-2) at home, in a match against Napoli. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 2 draws and 12 losses in away matches; against 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Benevento won 7 points out of 30 possible, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 12 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 12 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that marks few times is first and only managed to open the scoring in 5 of its last 24 games for Serie A, of these 5 came to rest in advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 24 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 19 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Benevento is having a terrible performance in the Serie A, because it comes from 4 consecutive defeats and needs to begin to present a football well above the current to try to avoid a probable decline at the end of the season. The home team presents serious problems, both in the offensive and defensive system, as they scored only 15 goals, being the worst attack of the national championship, and suffered 56 goals, having the worst defense. These numbers help explain the campaign below expectations. Playing at home, Benevento has the worst campaign in the Italian league, with an advantage of only 19% and it should be noted that it is the team that suffered the most goals at home, evidencing the enormous difficulty of acting well, even against your fans For the game against Crotone, coach Roberto De Zerbi has no problems in the starting lineup and must go to the field with maximum strength.

The away team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 21 points won, after 5 wins, 6 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Internazionale, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Atalanta, by (1-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 away matches for the championship, Crotone has 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 30 possible. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 16 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 12 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 10 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Crotone is also campaigning far below what was expected in the Italian league, tied their last 3 games and needs to rediscover the path of victories, as it is the first team outside the relegation zone and is 4 points behind. eighteenth ranked, the SPAL. The visiting team has left to wish, both in defense and in attack, as they scored only 19 goals, being the third worst attack of the competition, and suffered 41 goals, having the fourth worst defense, but it must be stressed that the defensive system is showing signs of improvement, with only 5 goals suffered in the last 6 games of the national. Playing as a visitor, as in Sunday’s game, Crotone has the third worst season in Serie A and an average of less than 1 goal scored per game, finding great difficulties to create scoring opportunities. For the match against Benevento, coach Walter Zenga goes to the field with the same starting line of the last day.

PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66