Serie A duel: Close contest expected between Crotone and Cagliari

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Ezio Scida (16108 seats)

This match features two teams living in the basement of the Serie A, Crotone holding 20th place and Cagliari lying 18th. A good chance for both teams to improve their position.

Insights:
  • Crotone has the most conceded goals (55) in Serie A
  • Cagliari is in the worst form (0-1-5)

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.

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 900 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Crotone form and stats

Crotone's results here at Stadio Ezio Scida in the Serie A have been very modest with 3 victories, 1 draw and 7 defeats. It's trouble wherever Crotone are playing these days as they have suffered five straight defeats now, regardless of arena. They really need to get back to winning ways. We have seen two home losses in a row now for Crotone, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

In their previous game, the manager G. Stroppa led his Crotone to a defeat in the Serie A match away at Juventus. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Stadio Ezio Scida. Ahead of that match, Crotone lost 1-2 at home to Sassuolo.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Crotone as they are travelling to their away game against Atalanta in the Serie A. That match is three days after this one.

Crotone are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 14 goals in 11 games. Crotone have conceded 22 goals in these home games, a significant number.

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Cagliari form and stats

There's been little loot from Cagliari's travels as they have only collected 6 points from 11 away games in the Serie A. Cagliari only have 1 win to counter their 7 defeats and 3 draws. The sun doesn’t shine and the birds do not sing for Cagliari, who have now gone 16 games without a victory. The Sampdoria game was their last win and it’s been a dry spell since. A depressing four defeats in a row for Cagliari in their away games. Unhappy days, as the last time they avoided a loss on the road was versus Parma.

Joao Pedro was the last player to score for the away team. Cagliari haven't scored a league goal in the last 285 minutes.

Cagliari might have something to prove in this game as they lost at home in their previous match. Torino proved too strong as Cagliari slumped to a 0-1 defeat in front of their own fans at Sardegna Arena. A 0-1 loss hosting Atalanta before that.

After this away game Cagliari return home for a Serie A game against Bologna. That game is only three sleeps after this.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Cagliari have scored 11 goals in 11 league games away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Cagliari struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 20 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Cagliari - Crotone 4-2 earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last eight meetings: one - two - five (Crotone wins - draws - Cagliari wins). As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

CagliariJ. dos Santos Galvão
J. dos Santos Galvão
11 goals
CrotoneS. Tochukwu Nwankwo
S. Tochukwu Nwankwo
7 goals
CrotoneJ. Messias
J. Messias
6 goals

Crotone missing players

Cagliari missing players

Crotone Cagliari
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
23 11 3 Played P 3 11 23
3 3 3 Won W 1 1 3
3 1 0 Drew D 1 3 6
17 7 0 Lost L 1 7 14
23 14 10 Scored S 3 11 24
55 22 3 Conceded C 3 20 41
91% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 91% 96%
87% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 64% 74%
74% 73% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 36% 39%
43% 36% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 36% 35%
26% 18% 67% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 36% 26%
61% 64% 100% BTTS BTTS 33% 55% 57%
9% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 9% 9%
39% 36% 0% Failed to Score F T 67% 45% 39%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 2.3 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 1.9 2
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
9.5 8.7 9.3 Shots (avg) S ( 9 8.9 10.7
3.2 3.5 5.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 2.9 3.1
32% 36% 62% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 34% 33%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • All of Crotone's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Cagliari has the fewest matches over the total-line (8) in Serie A
  • Cagliari has the most matches under the total-line (14) in Serie A
  • Cagliari is in the worst form (0-1-5)
  • Crotone has the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in Serie A
  • Crotone has the fewest points from losing position (0) in Serie A
  • Crotone has the most conceded goals (22) at home in Serie A
  • Crotone has the most conceded goals (55) in Serie A
  • Crotone has the most conceded goals in the first half (32) in Serie A
  • Crotone has the the worst goal difference (-32) 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 Inter 23 16 5 2 57 24 11 9 1 1 32 14 12 7 4 1 25 10 33 53
2 Milan 23 15 4 4 45 28 12 6 3 3 24 18 11 9 1 1 21 10 17 49
3 Juventus 22 13 6 3 44 19 11 8 2 1 23 8 11 5 4 2 21 11 25 45
4 Roma 23 13 5 5 47 35 12 9 3 0 31 13 11 4 2 5 16 22 12 44
5 Atalanta 23 12 7 4 53 31 12 6 3 3 30 18 11 6 4 1 23 13 22 43
6 Lazio 23 13 4 6 38 30 12 7 2 3 18 14 11 6 2 3 20 16 8 43
7 Napoli 22 13 1 8 47 25 11 7 1 3 28 10 11 6 0 5 19 15 22 40
8 Sassuolo 23 9 8 6 37 34 11 3 5 3 15 15 12 6 3 3 22 19 3 35
9 Hellas Verona 23 9 7 7 30 26 11 6 2 3 17 11 12 3 5 4 13 15 4 34
10 Sampdoria 23 9 3 11 33 34 11 5 1 5 19 17 12 4 2 6 14 17 -1 30
11 Genoa 23 6 8 9 26 33 12 4 3 5 18 19 11 2 5 4 8 14 -7 26
12 Bologna 23 6 7 10 30 37 11 4 3 4 19 20 12 2 4 6 11 17 -7 25
13 Udinese 23 6 7 10 25 33 11 3 3 5 9 12 12 3 4 5 16 21 -8 25
14 Fiorentina 23 6 7 10 25 35 12 5 4 3 14 11 11 1 3 7 11 24 -10 25
15 Benevento 23 6 7 10 25 42 12 2 5 5 12 21 11 4 2 5 13 21 -17 25
16 Spezia 23 6 6 11 30 41 11 2 3 6 12 19 12 4 3 5 18 22 -11 24
17 Torino 23 3 11 9 33 41 11 0 7 4 14 19 12 3 4 5 19 22 -8 20
18 Cagliari 23 3 6 14 24 41 12 2 3 7 13 21 11 1 3 7 11 20 -17 15
19 Parma 23 2 8 13 17 45 12 1 5 6 5 20 11 1 3 7 12 25 -28 14
20 Crotone 23 3 3 17 23 55 11 3 1 7 14 22 12 0 2 10 9 33 -32 12

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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.