Can Crotone beat Benevento in Stadio Ezio Scida clash?

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Sun 17.January
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Ezio Scida (16108 seats)

Season ticket holders at Stadio Ezio Scida haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Crotone languishing in the 20th position so far. The guesting Benevento will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • Crotone has the most conceded goals (40) in Serie A
  • Benevento have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Crotone form and stats

Crotone's struggle is real here at Stadio Ezio Scida with only 7 points collected from 8 Serie A games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 2-1-5. With three straight defeats the pressure is piling up on Crotone to get some points in this home game.

No payout for Crotone in their previous match, an away game at Hellas Verona that ended in defeat 1-2. Preceding that match was a defeat to Roma (1-3).

Crotone are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 9 goals in 8 games. It's worth mentioning that 7 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Crotone have conceded 16 goals in these home games, a significant number.

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Benevento form and stats

Playing away, Benevento have won 4 games, drawn 1 and suffered 3 defeats in the Serie A this season. Momentum is building for Benevento in their away games, having won their two previous outings.

Home advantage was not enough for Benevento in their previous game, as they lost their Serie A-match, hosting Atalanta, 1-4. Preceding that game was the away victory against Cagliari with the score of 2-1.

It's a bit worrying for Benevento that their goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipò made eight saves in the Atalanta game last time out, but still couldn't prevent the loss.

The visiting Benevento have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 11 goals from 8 games. Benevento struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 12 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last six matches): Crotone three wins, zero draws and Benevento three victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

CrotoneJ. Messias
J. Messias
6 goals
CrotoneS. Tochukwu Nwankwo
S. Tochukwu Nwankwo
4 goals
BeneventoG. Caprari
G. Caprari
4 goals

Crotone missing players

Benevento missing players

Crotone Benevento
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
17 8 1 Played P 3 8 17
2 2 0 Won W 2 4 6
3 1 0 Drew D 1 1 3
12 5 1 Lost L 0 3 8
17 9 0 Scored S 4 11 20
40 16 2 Conceded C 1 12 30
88% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 88% 94%
82% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 62% 76%
65% 62% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 50% 47%
47% 38% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 38% 29%
29% 12% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 24%
65% 62% 0% BTTS BTTS 33% 50% 53%
12% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 67% 38% 29%
35% 38% 100% Failed to Score F T 33% 25% 24%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.9 2.5 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.9 2.6
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
9.6 9.2 15 Shots (avg) S ( 9 14.1 12.2
3.3 3.5 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.3 3.9 3.6
30% 32% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 35% 32%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • All of Crotone's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Benevento have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Crotone has the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in Serie A
  • Crotone has the fewest scored goals in the second half (6) in Serie A
  • Crotone has the most conceded goals (40) in Serie A
  • Crotone has the most conceded goals in the first half (24) in Serie A
  • Crotone has the the worst goal difference (-23) in Serie A
  • Crotone have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Crotone have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Crotone haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Milan 17 12 4 1 37 19 9 5 3 1 20 12 8 7 1 0 17 7 18 40
2 Inter 17 11 4 2 43 23 8 6 1 1 23 13 9 5 3 1 20 10 20 37
3 Roma 17 10 4 3 37 26 9 6 3 0 21 9 8 4 1 3 16 17 11 34
4 Atalanta 16 9 4 3 40 22 8 5 1 2 22 10 8 4 3 1 18 12 18 31
5 Napoli 16 10 1 5 34 16 8 4 1 3 19 10 8 6 0 2 15 6 18 31
6 Juventus 15 8 6 1 32 15 7 4 2 1 13 7 8 4 4 0 19 8 17 30
7 Sassuolo 16 8 5 3 29 23 8 3 3 2 12 11 8 5 2 1 17 12 6 29
8 Lazio 17 8 4 5 27 25 8 3 2 3 11 13 9 5 2 2 16 12 2 28
9 Hellas Verona 17 7 6 4 22 16 9 4 2 3 12 9 8 3 4 1 10 7 6 27
10 Benevento 17 6 3 8 20 30 9 2 2 5 9 18 8 4 1 3 11 12 -10 21
11 Sampdoria 16 6 2 8 25 26 8 3 1 4 15 13 8 3 1 4 10 13 -1 20
12 Fiorentina 17 4 6 7 18 23 9 3 4 2 9 8 8 1 2 5 9 15 -5 18
13 Bologna 17 4 5 8 23 31 8 3 2 3 16 17 9 1 3 5 7 14 -8 17
14 Udinese 16 4 4 8 18 25 8 2 1 5 6 11 8 2 3 3 12 14 -7 16
15 Spezia 16 3 5 8 21 31 8 0 3 5 8 17 8 3 2 3 13 14 -10 14
16 Cagliari 17 3 5 9 23 34 8 2 2 4 12 16 9 1 3 5 11 18 -11 14
17 Genoa 17 3 5 9 18 30 9 2 2 5 13 16 8 1 3 4 5 14 -12 14
18 Torino 17 2 6 9 26 35 8 0 4 4 13 18 9 2 2 5 13 17 -9 12
19 Parma 17 2 6 9 13 33 9 1 4 4 3 13 8 1 2 5 10 20 -20 12
20 Crotone 17 2 3 12 17 40 8 2 1 5 9 16 9 0 2 7 8 24 -23 9

Read more about Serie A

Serie A is the division at the top of the Italian football league system and regarded as one of the top leagues of the world. 20 teams play each other home and away to create a final league table after 380 fixtures. The winners are titled “Campione d’Italia” (Champion of Italy), often referred to as the scudetto.