Preview & Betting Tip
Hellas Verona - FC Crotone In this Sunday’s duel of the 33rd round of Italian Serie B will face two teams that are currently in quite good form, where Verona occupies the great second place in the table, while Crotone after three wins in the last four rounds has managed to breakthrough on the 11th positions. Their autumn duel in Crotone ended with 3-3, while in the last year both teams won at home. Begins: 24.03.2013 – 15:00 CET
Of course, the hosts would not have anything against that result this time, especially since it would be keep them in the second place of Serie B. We need to point out that the leader Sassuolo has currently big 11 points advantage, while the third Livorno is equalised with Verona, so these two teams will probability have a big fight for the remaining position that directly leads to a higher rank. Two rounds before they had a match in Verona, and the result was 1-1, while before and after that match the coach Mandorlini players have scored two very important victories over the visiting Grosseto and Lanciano. But all that they must to reinforce with three points from the duel with Crotone, and it is expected that the hosts from the first minute will impose one offensive style in order to score a goal as soon as possible. Otherwise, this team is by the size of its budget the second in Serie B, and in general it wouldn’t be a big surprise at the end of season to achieve placement in the higher rank, which they actually have been waiting for 11 years. Let us say for the end that in this Sunday’s match will not play the injured defender Crespo and midfielder Bacinovic.
Probable lineups Hellas Verona: Rafael – Cacciatore, Moras, Maietta, Agostini – Jorginho, Lund Nielsen, Raphael Martinho – Rivas, Cacia, Juanito
We have already said in the introduction that Crotone is currently in a good shape, which in fact has contributed to escape by three points from the danger zone after a long time. The coach Drago players in the last four rounds have recorded three wins, and were defeated only in an away game with very good Novara, with even 5-1. And exactly that game should be the best warning for them prior to match with Verona, which also has a great team and has won most of its points at home. However, the guests’ confidence is strong enough and they can enter into this match fully relieved, also because they are branded as absolute outsiders. Otherwise, it should be noted that the last time they played in the 4-3-3 formation, so they can be very dangerous in counterattacks, while the defence should be slightly firmer after return of the recovered Vinetot. As for the rest of the team, it should remain unchanged from the last match with Vicenza, especially as the coach Drago this time has no problems with injuries and suspensions.
Probable lineups FC Crotone: Caglioni – Del Prete, Vinetot, Abruzzese, Mazzotta – Galardo, Maiello, Eramo – Gabionetta, Ciano, De Giorgio
Hellas Verona – FC Crotone
Verona is at this point is certainly a lot better team than Crotone, and they also have a far greater motive having in mind that they fight for the direct placement into a higher rank, so on the Sunday in front of their fans should securely win all three points.
Better's Tip: Verona (AH -1)