Juventus vs CrotoneSerie A, KO: 19:45 Feb 22, 2021, Allianz Stadium
Juventus will hope to bounce back from their recent struggles when they host bottom side Crotone in a Serie A clash at the Allianz Stadium. Juve are in danger of watching their title challenge slip away and need a win to jumpstart their season.
The Turin club suffered a 1-0 defeat at Napoli last time out in Serie A. They followed that result with a disappointing performance in the Champions League as a string of defensive errors saw them fall to a 2-1 defeat to Porto.
Andrea Pirlo's men have battled inconsistency this season and are currently eight points off top spot on the table. They have also failed to score in two of their last three matches with a 0-0 draw preceding the games against Napoli and Porto.
The good news for Juventus is that they are returning to the Allianz Stadium where they are unbeaten in their last eight matches across all competitions. They are also on a four-match winning home run in Serie A, keeping clean sheets in the last two.
Monday’s visitors are currently sitting at the bottom of the table having claimed just three wins in 22 matches.
Crotone’s poor form means they travel to the Allianz Stadium off the back of four straight Serie A defeats. The goals have also not been forthcoming for Giovanni Stroppa's side having found the net just once in their last three matches.
How the bookies view it
With both teams on completely different trajectories at the moment, a win for Juventus looks to be on the cards on Monday.
Head to head
Juventus have never been beaten by Crotone with five wins and two draws from seven previous matches. The reverse fixture ended 1-1 back in October but Juventus have won all three previous meetings at home.
Players to watch
As always Cristiano Ronaldo will be the one to watch for Juventus with the Portugal star looking to add to his 16 league goals. He valued at 9/20 with Betfred in the anytime goalscorer market.
Striker Simy is the top scorer for Crotone with seven goals and is priced at 11/4 with bet365 to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
At 1/5, a win for Juventus offers very little value, so other markets would need to be considered. Having kept clean sheets in their last two home matches, the Turin club is valued at 81/100 by Sporting Index to secure a win to nil.
Ronaldo has also scored the first goal in matches five times the season and could be worth a punt in that market with betway offering 19/10. Crotone midfielder Arkadiusz Reca could also be worth a punt for a yellow card at 6/4 with bet365 having been booked six times already this season.
This Serie A match between Juventus and Crotone will be played on Feb 22, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Juventus vs Crotone prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.
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