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Crotone vs Napoli

Competition – Serie A

Stadium – Ezio Scida

Date: 29th December 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Crotone have almost nothing going for them this season.

They have a serious relegation fight on their hands and head into this game without any points taken from the top 6 sides in the league this season.

They have lost to all 5 of the top six teams they have played this season, not scoring in any of those games and they lost heavily to both AC Milan and Udinese at home.

They face a Napoli side that has conceded fewer goals than Juventus and it is hard to see them getting more than 1 goal in this game.

Crotone have lost four of their last five meetings against Napoli.

Napoli have bounced back to winning ways and are also vying for the Scudetto once again.

The Naples based side had slipped up in the title race after some poor showings but with most of their title challengers also faltering, they are back at the top and looking to consolidate their position there.

Their fans will be hoping that they can end year 2017 with a win.

The last 12 months have seen the Partenopei rise to the top of Italian football through the help of some of their stars like Dries Mertens who is enjoying a really good year.

Juventus remain their major challengers after Inter Milan and AS Roma both suffered losses over the weekend.

Napoli have a five points cushion over third place Inter Milan.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Crotone

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Sassuolo 2-1 Crotone 10 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
L Crotone 0-3 Udinese 4 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
L Genoa 1-0 Crotone 30 Nov, 2017 Italian Coppa Italia
L Juventus 3-0 Crotone 26 Nov, 2017 Italian Serie A
L Crotone 0-1 Genoa 19 Nov, 2017 Italian Serie A

Napoli

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Torino 1-3 Napoli 16 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
D Napoli 0-0 Fiorentina 10 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
L Feyenoord Rotterdam 2-1 Napoli 6 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League
L Napoli 0-1 Juventus 1 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Udinese 0-1 Napoli 26 Nov, 2017 Italian Serie A

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Napoli 3-0 Crotone 12 Mar, 2017 Italian Serie A
Crotone 1-2 Napoli 23 Oct, 2016 Italian Serie A
Crotone 2-1 Napoli 17 Mar, 2007 Italian Serie B
Napoli 1-0 Crotone 21 Oct, 2006 Italian Serie B


Other fixtures taking place this week in Serie A:

January 22, 2018
Juventus 20:45 Genoa
January 24, 2018
Lazio 18:30 Udinese
Sampdoria 20:45 Roma
January 27, 2018
Sassuolo 18:00 Atalanta
Chievo Verona 20:45 Juventus
January 28, 2018
SPAL 12:30 Inter Milan
Fiorentina 15:00 Hellas Verona
Crotone 15:00 Cagliari
Genoa 15:00 Udinese
Torino 15:00 Benevento
SSC Napoli 15:00 Bologna
Milan 18:00 Lazio
Roma 20:45 Sampdoria
February 3, 2018
Sampdoria 18:00 Torino
Inter Milan 20:45 Crotone

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 SSC Napoli 21 17 3 1 45 13 +32 54
2 Juventus 20 16 2 2 49 15 +34 50
3 Lazio 20 13 4 3 53 25 +28 43
4 Inter Milan 21 12 7 2 36 16 +20 43
5 Roma 20 12 4 4 31 15 +16 40
6 Sampdoria 20 10 3 7 39 30 +9 33
7 Milan 21 9 4 8 27 28 -1 31
8 Atalanta 21 8 6 7 31 27 +4 30
9 Udinese 20 9 2 9 34 28 +6 29
10 Torino 21 6 11 4 29 28 +1 29
11 Fiorentina 21 7 7 7 30 24 +6 28
12 Bologna 21 8 3 10 26 30 -4 27
13 Chievo Verona 21 5 7 9 21 37 -16 22
14 Sassuolo 21 6 4 11 14 31 -17 22
15 Genoa 20 5 6 9 16 22 -6 21
16 Cagliari 21 6 2 13 19 33 -14 20
17 Crotone 21 5 3 13 16 38 -22 18
18 SPAL 21 3 7 11 22 39 -17 16
19 Hellas Verona 21 3 4 14 18 44 -26 13
20 Benevento 21 2 1 18 13 46 -33 7

Serie A Results

January 21, 2018
Inter Milan 1 - 1 Roma
Cagliari 1 - 2 Milan
Lazio 5 - 1 Chievo Verona
Bologna 3 - 0 Benevento
Hellas Verona 0 - 3 Crotone
Udinese 1 - 1 SPAL
Sassuolo 1 - 1 Torino
Sampdoria 3 - 1 Fiorentina
Atalanta 0 - 1 SSC Napoli
January 6, 2018
Cagliari 0 - 1 Juventus
Roma 1 - 2 Atalanta
SSC Napoli 2 - 0 Hellas Verona
SPAL 2 - 5 Lazio
Benevento 3 - 2 Sampdoria
Genoa 1 - 0 Sassuolo
Milan 1 - 0 Crotone
Torino 3 - 0 Bologna
January 5, 2018
Fiorentina 1 - 1 Inter Milan
Chievo Verona 1 - 1 Udinese

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