Leader of the Italian Championship in its 2017/2018 season, Napoli makes this Friday, December 29, their last game of the year. Dueling for the nineteenth round of Serie A, the last of the first round, will face Crotone. The game will be played at the Ezio Scida Stadium in Crotone, starting at 5:45 pm EST.
Crotone’s recent performance
With six defeats in the last seven games, home owners will enter the field in the relegation zone. With 15 points (four wins, three draws and 11 losses), they occupy the eighteenth position in the classification.
The score is the same as the Spal, seventeenth placed, which takes advantage only when the tiebreaker criteria are used. Thus, the Crotone can leave the region of the sticking, at least temporarily, if it can score before the Napoli. Spal will only play on Saturday, December 30, away from home, against Sampdoria.
Accumulating one or three points in their domains has not been a rarity for Crotone. Although it does not present a spectacular performance in its stadium, the club gained point in five of the nine games disputed. He is the twelfth best runner in the Italian Serie A. If it depended only on these results, it would be outside the relegation zone.
Commanded by coach Walter Zenga, the team has only one medical doubt for the match. He is in injury treatment the striker Marco Tumminello (four matches in English Championship 2017/2018, one goal). Must be retested. If it is released, it is most likely to be related to the reservation bank.
The current form of Napoli
After being twice at a disadvantage on the scoreboard, Napoli, in the San Paolo stadium, was able to turn around and beat Sampdoria 3-2 in the previous round. He thus had 45 points (14 wins, three draws and one defeat), remaining one point ahead of Juventus.
The clash brought, however, a loss for the match on Friday. The Portuguese defender Mario Rui (seven games in the Italian Championship 2017/2018, no goal) was sent off in the second half and will have to comply with automatic suspension.
It will not be the only casualty in the industry. Algerian Faouzi Ghoulam (11 matches, two goals) will dry up in the medical department and should not be released to face Crotone. Also out of action is the Polish striker Arkadiusk Milik (three games, one goal).
Playing outside their domains has not been a problem for the Neapolitans, who even as visitors do not change their style of acting prioritizing the touch of the ball and the offensive stance. In that way he accumulated 25 (eight wins and one draw) of the points disputed as column two.
History of the matches
There were only six meetings involving the teams. Napoli won four of them. Crotone won once and there was a draw.
Faced with a team that has the second most leaked defense of the Italian Championship with 36 goals conceded in 18 games, Napoli is the best option for guess. It has a price of 1.27 in Rivalo. Draw shows return of 5.50 and success of the owners of the house yields 12.00 for each real bet.