Crotone vs Inter MilanSerie A, KO: 17:00 May 1, 2021, Stadio Ezio Scida
Inter Milan continue their march towards the Italian Serie A title as they travel to the Stadio Ezio Scida for a clash against Crotone. The Milan club has developed a ruthless efficiency lately and should comfortably dispatch the bottom side.
Crotone edged a thrilling encounter against Parma in their previous Serie A fixture. A brace from Simy Nwankwo and further goals from Lisandro Magallan and Adam Ounas earned them a 4-3 victory.
It was the first win in six matches for Crotone and did little to remedy their situation. They remain rooted to the bottom of the table, 13 points from safety and a defeat on Saturday could confirm their relegation from the Serie A.
Serse Cosmi's men have lost six of their last seven home matches and were beaten 1-0 by Sampdoria in their previous fixture at the Stadio Ezio Scida.
Inter Milan overcame a mini slump as they triumphed 1-0 against Hellas Verona last time out in Serie A. They were frustrated for much of the game and looked to be heading for a draw before Matteo Darmian came off the bench to net the winner late in the second half.
The Nerazzurri are inching closer to their first Serie A title in a decade and are 11 points clear at the top of the table. They can actually win the title this weekend with victory against Crotone and if Atalanta fail to beat Sassuolo.
Inter Milan travel to the Stadio Ezio Scida unbeaten in their last 17 Serie A matches, claiming 13 wins in that run.
Antonio Conte’s men have also claimed five wins and two draws from their last seven away matches in Serie A.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed Inter Milan as overwhelming favourites with Vbet offering 5/19 for an away win. A victory for Crotone is priced at 12/1 by bet365 while a draw is set at odds of 32/5 by SBK.
Given Crotone’s poor record at home, a comfortable victory for Inter Milan looks to be on the cards.
Head to head
Inter Milan have a 3-1 advantage with one draw from five previous matches against Crotone. The Nerazzurri ran out 6-2 winners in the reverse fixture with Lautaro Martinez scoring a hat-trick.
Players to watch
As always, Crotone will look to Simy Nwankwo to provide the goals having found the net 19 times this season. Betway has the Nigerian striker at 11/4 to score anytime while the first goal is valued at 8/1 by the same firm.
Lautaro Martinez netted a hat-trick in the reverse fixture and could be worth a punt to score anytime at evens with Skybet. Strike partner Romelu Lukaku has 21 goals this season and is also worth keeping an eye on in the same market at 8/13 with Betfred.
Anything else catch the eye?
There were eight goals in the reverse fixture and Saturday’s match could follow a similar pattern. Over 4.5 is priced at 44/19 by Vbet while over 3.5 goals is valued at 49/50 by novibet.
An Inter Win and over 3.5 goals could be worth considering at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
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