Thursday – 8:45pm GMT – Stadio Ezio Scida.
Crotone currently sitting in twentieth place, are 10 places lower than tenth placed Verona, heading into the clash.
Crotone to host Hellas Verona Amid Relegation Battle
Whilst Crotone need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for Crotone after losing against Roma and Internazionale would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.
With relegation a real prospect for Crotone, Serse Cosmi must stop the poor run of form that has produced 15 losses in 17 fixtures. With twentieth, they currently sit 18 points in the League having won five meetings, drawn three matches, and lost 27 games.
When Crotone host Verona, they will do so on the back of four victories and one darts on their own ground.
A win in this fixture would take Crotone’s points to 21 in the League.
Crotone’s squad will likely be depleted of three of their key players when they start on Thursday, due to injury or illness.
Hellas Verona have so far accrued 43 points in this season of the Serie A
Verona need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded seven losses in their last 10 meetings. With 43 points, they currently sit tenth in the League having won 11 matches, drawn 10 games, and lost 14 fixtures.
Verona’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Crotone. In the 17 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won five matches, drawn five fixtures, and lost seven meetings.
Hellas Verona will see 46 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Verona may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Crotone v Hellas Verona Head-to-Head.
These two teams have previously met each other 16 times with the tally being six victories and seven draws for Crotone. In addition, the two teams have been unable to break the deadlock in the last three fixtures, with draws on each occasion.
For Crotone, Simeon Nwankwo scored
19 goals in 35 League games this campaign, while Antonin Barak contributed with
seven goals in 35 League fixtures this Serie A Season for Verona.
Other standout players for Crotone are Junior Messias and Adam Ounas with eight goals and three goals respectively and for Verona are Federico Dimarco and Mattia Zaccagni with five goals and five goals respectively.