Juventus vs Crotone
Italy Serie A
Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Turin.
Juventus and Crotone will complete the exciting 23rd round of Serie A on Monday evening at Allianz Stadium. This should be one-way street for the reigning champions who head into the game as heavy favourites to clinch an easy three-pointer.
La Vecchia Signora will be motivated to bounce back after a disappointing display in the last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Napoli. The loss at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona dropped I Bianconeri to the fourth position in the league ladder.
Inter are as many as eight points away at the top of the standings and Juventus can ill afford any more slip-ups if they are to keep the chances of defending the title alive.
Crotone are the weakest team in the division and they should most likely return to the second tier football next season.
The Pitagorici have by far the worst defence in the league. They shipped 52 goals in 22 matches.
We just can’t imagine them keeping hold of Cristiano Ronaldo and company who will be hoping to rebound after the loss in the previous round.
Juventus vs Crotone Head-to-head
The Old Lady is the dominant force in the history of this match-up. They won five and drew two of seven meetings with Crotone.
However, Pitagorici shockingly held Juventus to a 1-1 draw when the teams met each other in the reverse fixture played in mid-October last year at Stadio Ezio Scida.
The Bianconeri won each of the three home clashes against Crotone with an impressive 11-0 goal difference in the process.
Juventus vs Crotone Prediction
Giovanni Stroppa’s men lost four on the spin in the league. They have conceded at least two goals in each of these defeats in the process.
Crotone are the worst travellers in the competition. They took no more than two points from eleven away matches in the league this term, shipping as many as 30 goals in the process. Crotone lost five on the spin on the road conceding as many as 17 goals (more than three on average) along the way.
Everything points out to an easy and comprehensive victory for the champions. We will back La Vecchia Signora to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 1.57.
You can also try with the hosts to win by at least two goals difference at the odds of 1.53.