Juventus 12-6-3, Crotone 3-3-16
2/22/21 2:45 pm
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Juventus is hosting Crotone at Allianz Stadium in round 23 in the Italian Serie A.
Juventus hasn’t won any of their last 3 games, and they have lost their Champions League game against Porto on the road earlier this week, but I like their chances because the second leg game is in Turin. In their last Serie A game, Juventus was playing against Napoli on the road, and they were the dominant team with 63% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. Despite being the better team in this game, Juventus couldn’t go through Napoli’s defense, and they conceded a goal from the penalty kick. Juventus has lost this game 1-0. Juventus is now in 5th place in the Serie A standings with 42 points, 41 scored goals, and only 19 conceded goals which makes them the best defensive team in the league. Ronaldo is the leading goalscorer for Juventus with 16 goals. Morata added 4 goals and 7 assists. Cuadrado, Arthur, and Bonucci are all injured, while Rabiot is suspended because of the yellow cards. Juventus has a few easier games in Serie A ahead of them, and that could be good for them before the second leg of the Champions League.
Crotone is still struggling, and they are still the weakest team in the league. Crotone has won only 1 of their last 8 games, and they are in the last place in the standings with only 12 points, 23 scored goals, and a massive 52 conceded goals. Crotone is on a 4-game losing streak during which they conceded 11 goals while scoring only 2 goals. Nwankwo is the leading goalscorer for Crotone with 7 goals, while Messias added 6 goals. Molina has added 4 assists. Cuomo, Benali, and Molina are all injured for Crotone at the moment. In their last Serie A game, Crotone was hosting Sassuolo, and they have had only 36% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 76% of the correct passes. The first half result was 1-1, but Crotone conceded a goal in the 49th minute, and they weren’t able to get back into the game. Crotone has lost this match 1-2. Technically, Crotone still has the chance to get out of the relegation zone because they are only 8 points away from safety, but seeing how bad their form is, especially on the defensive end, I just don’t see it happening, and we will not be seeing Crotone in Serie A next season.
Crotone hasn’t won any of their last 12 games on the road, and they have never beaten Juventus, while Juventus hasn’t lost any of their last 7 home games. Juventus has never conceded a goal against Crotone at home, and they have scored at least 3 goals in each of those games. I’m taking Juventus.