Crotone vs Empoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Crotone vs Empoli Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Empoli will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak in the Serie A to four games when they travel to the Stadio Ezio Scida to take on Crotone on Sunday afternoon. Crotone managed a hard-fought 2-2 draw on the road at Genoa last weekend thanks to two second-half goals from Federico Ceccherini and Gianmarco Ferrari. On the contrary, Empoli won 1-0 at home over Udinese with Levan Mchedlidze scoring the winner for Giovanni Martusciello’s men. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Crotone Preview

Crotone did well to snatch a point from their trip to Genoa last weekend, as they fought from one-goal down twice. However, Davide Nicola’s boys need to turn good performances into results very soon, and this clash with Empoli might be huge in the fight for survival. Their form in the Serie A over the past two months has seen them winning just once in their last nine league fixtures. They are currently on a four-game winless run in the Serie A, but the worrying fact is that Crotone have only scored two goals in this term. Crotone find themselves in 18th position in the Serie A table tied on 10 points with the 19th-placed Palermo, already 11 points off their Sunday’s opponents. Scoring goals has been Crotone’s main issue throughout this Serie A campaign, as they hold the second joint worst offensive record in the division, scoring just 16 goals in 20 rounds. Despite this poor record, Diego Falcinelli has enjoyed a decent Serie A campaign, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with five goals in his 18 league appearances. Crotone’s recent home form has been slightly better as they have only lost two of their last five home fixtures in the Serie A. The good news is that Crotone are unbeaten in the last five home meetings with Empoli in all competitions, scoring at least two goals in four of these.

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Empoli Preview

On the contrary, Empoli have enjoyed a decent run of form over the past few weeks, losing just once in their last six games in the Serie A. They looked incredibly strong at the back during this run, having kept five clean sheets in the process. The Azzurri head into this tie on the back of a three-game unbeaten streak in the Serie A, including a hard-fought 1-0 home victory over Udinese last time out. They currently stand in 17th place in the league table with 21 points after 21 rounds, already eleven points clear of the drop zone. Similar to Sunday’s opponents, Empoli have also struggled in the final third throughout this Serie A campaign, as they scored just 12 goals in 21 league games. Their top scorer is Levan Mchedlidze with four goals under his belt, while Massimo Maccarone has helped the team with three goals and one assist so far this season. On the road, Empoli have only won once in their last ten away league fixtures, but the most worrying fact is they have only scored five goals in the process. The good news is that Empoli are undefeated in the last four meetings with Crotone in all competitions, including a 2-1 home win in the reverse fixture of the season.

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Crotone Team News

Aleksandar Tonev and Marcello Trotta are both doubts, but Djamel Mesbah is out through injury. In addition, Raffaele Palladino is missing through suspension.

Empoli Team News

Federico Barba and Marco Zambelli are both missing through injury, while Vincent Laurini, Riccardo Saponara and Levan Mchedlidze are all doubts. In addition, Manuel Pasqual and Andres Tello are both missing through suspension.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Crotone have been pretty solid in front of their own fans over the past three months, so I’m expecting them to pick up a victory in this one, mostly because Empoli have only won once in their ten away league fixtures this season. Furthermore, Crotone are unbeaten in their last five home meetings with Empoli, scoring at least two goals in four of these.

Crotone to win at 11/8

Under 1.5 goals at 13/8

Crotone saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Empoli

Empoli saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Empoli saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Crotone

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Crotone Form Guide

Crotone Team Logo

Crotone

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
D H

28-09-2018

Serie B

Brescia Team Logo Brescia

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

07-10-2018

Serie B

Palermo Team Logo Palermo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-10-2018

Serie B

Calcio Padova Team Logo Calcio Padova

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

28-10-2018

Serie B

Salernitana Team Logo Salernitana

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

31-10-2018

Serie B

Lecce Team Logo Lecce

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

04-11-2018

Serie B

Carpi Team Logo Carpi

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-11-2018

Serie B

Perugia Team Logo Perugia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

26-11-2018

Serie B

Cosenza Team Logo Cosenza

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-12-2018

Serie B

Cremonese Team Logo Cremonese

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-12-2018

Coppa Italia

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Empoli Form Guide

Empoli Team Logo

Empoli

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
D H

27-09-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

30-09-2018

Serie A

Parma Calcio 1913 Team Logo Parma Calcio 1913

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

06-10-2018

Serie A

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

21-10-2018

Serie A

Frosinone Team Logo Frosinone

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

27-10-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

02-11-2018

Serie A

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

11-11-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-11-2018

Serie A

Atalanta Team Logo Atalanta

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

01-12-2018

Serie A

SPAL 2013 Team Logo SPAL 2013

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

09-12-2018

Serie A

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Crotone Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Empoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Crotone vs Empoli Sidelined Players

Crotone
24 Aleksandar Tonev Injured
Empoli
19 Federico Barba Injured
21 Manuel Pasqual Suspended
88 Andres Tello Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Alex Cordaz 188 83
87 RB Bruno Martella 183 78
13 CD Gian Marco Ferrari 189 82
17 CD Federico Ceccherini 186 72
22 LB Aleandro Rosi 184 80
12 RM Adrian Stoian 178 69
8 CM Lorenzo Crisetig 184 74
18 CM Andrea Barberis 177 72
6 LM Marcus Rohden 185 75
7 CF Raffaele Palladino 182 73
11 CF Diego Falcinelli 176 75
No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Lukasz Skorupski 187 84
4 RB Federico Dimarco 174 78
15 CD Andrea Costa 182 73
13 LB Frederic Veseli 183 80
6 CD Giuseppe Bellusci 185 75
20 CM Manuel Pucciarelli 174 63
11 CDM Daniele Croce 175 68
33 CDM Rade Krunic 184 74
8 CDM Assane Diousse 183 77
89 CF Guido Marilungo 175 69
9 CF Levan Mchedlidze 192 84