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FC Crotone vs. Juventus 10/17/20 - Serie A Picks & Predictions

FC Crotone vs Juventus Odds & Info

Game FC Crotone vs Juventus
Date & Time Saturday October 17, 2020, 2:45 PM (EDT)
Location
Stadio Ezio Scida Stadio Ezio Scida, Crotone, Italy
Latest odds
JUV -205 O/U 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

Crotone hosts reigning Serie A champions Juventus on Saturday in a top-flight Italian league showdown. Crotone is dead last in the Serie A table at 0-0-3 on zero points with a -8 goal difference. Crotone was defeated 4-1 by Genoa, 2-0 by Milan and 4-1 by Sassuolo in its first three matches in the top-flight Italian League after being promoted from Serie B into Serie A to start the season.

Crotone has one win and four losses over its last five matches played and has scored three goals and allowed 12 over that span. The Crotone offense has been held scoreless in two of its last five matches played. Simeon Nwankwo and Emmanuel Riviere have each scored one goal for Crotone and Salvatore Molina has the club's only assist in Serie A play.

Juventus is in eighth place at 1-1-0 on four points. The reigning champions opened their top flight Italian League season with a 3-0 victory over Sampdoria and followed that with a 2-2 draw with Roma. Juventus will be without its top goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo who tested positive for covid-19 and is in isolation. No exact timetable for his return has been released, but Ronaldo may also miss one of Juventus’ matches in the Champions League.

Juventus has three wins, one draw and one loss in its last five matches played scoring 13 goals and allowing six during that span. Juventus’ backline and goalkeeper have two clean sheets in their last three matches played. Without Ronaldo in the lineup the leading goal scorers for Juventus are Leonardo Bonucci and Dejan Kulusevski with one goal each. Danilo and Aaron Ramsey each have three assists for Juventus.

Free Soccer Pick:

over 2.5

Crotone and Juventus have not played since April of 2018 when the two battled to a 1-1 draw. Prior to that draw, Juventus had won each of the last four matches played between the two. Juventus is far better than Crotone and even without Cristiano Ronaldo will pressure in the attack third led by Paulo Dybala and score plenty of goals making the play hear the OVER. Final Score Prediction, Juventus wins but our best play is OVER 4-1

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