Milan 14-4-2, Crotone 3-3-14
2/7/21 9 am
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Milan is welcoming Crotone to San Siro in round 21 in the Italian Serie A.
After 2 losses in a row, Milan is back on the winning track with a nice win against Bologna last weekend, and even with those 2 losses, Milan was able to keep the top spot in their possession. At the moment, Milan is in second place with 46 points, 1 point less than Inter, but they also have a game less played. In the mentioned game against Bologna, Milan has had 52% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 81% of the correct passes. Milan missed a penalty kick in the 26th minute, but they scored on the rebound, while they also scored another goal in the second half from the penalty spot. Milan was the better team in this match, and they have deservedly won this game 1-2. Inter is the best offensive team in Italy, by far, but Milan is also not bad with 41 scored goals, while their defense has been solid with 23 conceded goals. Ibrahimovic has scored 12 goals so far this season, while Kessie added 7 goals. Calhanoglu has added 6 assists. Gabbia and Kjaer are injured, while Diaz is still questionable for this game. Milan is doing an incredible job this season, and they will also be playing in the Europa League in a few weeks, where Milan is certainly one of the favorites to win that competition.
Crotone has won only 1 of their last 6 games while losing the other 5 games. With 12 points, 22 scored goals, and massive 46 conceded goals, Crotone is the weakest team in Serie A, and even though they can still avoid the relegation, I just don’t see it happening. During their last 6 games, Crotone has conceded 17 goals while scoring 9 goals which isn’t that bad. In their latest Serie A game, Crotone was hosting Genoa, another weak team, and Crotone has had 55% of ball possession in that game, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. Crotone’s bad defense strikes again, and they ended up losing this match 0-3. Cigarini and Cuomo are both injured for Crotone, while Messias is suspended because of the yellow cards. Pereira is still questionable for this game. Nwankwo has scored 7 goals for Crotone so far this season, while Messias added 6 goals. Crotone is definitely the weakest team in the league this season, and it would be much better for them to play in Serie B where they would be more competitive, and I’m sure they will get there soon.
Milan and Crotone have played 6 times against each other, and Milan has won 5 games while one game ended in a draw. Milan is the better team here, the deeper team, and in better form, and they have plenty to lose if they don’t win this game. I’m taking Milan and the goals in this one.