Crotone vs. Roma Serie A Betting Tips and Preview

Ezio Scida

Third-placed Roma will be hopeful of continuing their recent strong run of form as they travel to struggling Crotone on Sunday afternoon. The Giallorossi have won five of their last six league games,  while Crotone have won just two of their last 10 – although last time out they thumped Sampdoria 4-1.

Where and when: Stadio Ezio Scida – 18 March, kick-off 14:00

Where you can see Crotone v Roma: BT Sport, William Hill

Last time: An early own goal from Diego Perotti was enough for Roma to defeat Crotone at the Stadio Olimpico back in October, in a tense 1-0 home victory for Eusebio Di Francesco’s side.

Crotone v Roma Predictions and Preview

After a winless run of six league games, Roma have taken 15 points from their last six matches to tighten their grip on third place.

The Giallorossi now have a three-point gap to city neighbours Lazio, who lie in 5th place, and will be hoping to continue their recent resurgence in form.

The midweek Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donestk gives them further encouragement ahead of their crucial run-in to the campaign.

Crotone will be massive underdogs due to their league position but they have only lost two of their last seven outings and their 4-1 victory over Sampdoria last time out was one of the results of the season.

The visitors are favourites to win this game at odds of 11/20, with an unlikely home win available at 13/2 and the draw priced at 7/2.

These two sides have hit form in attack and over 3.5 goals is available at 28/13 while more than 4.5 goals is priced at 5/2.

A ‘double chance’ on the home side battling their way to either a point or an unlikely win is available at 21/4.

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One to watch for Crotone: Striker Marcello Trotta has five league goals this season including a double in the recent 4-1 win over Sampdoria. He is available at 4/1 to score anytime here.

One to watch for Roma: Edin Dzeko has a remarkable 66 goals in 126 Roma appearances including 17 this season and three in his last two games. He is priced at 11/8 to find the net anytime in this game.

Long shot: Roma have been among the goals recently – five against Benevento, four against Napoli and three against Torino, while each of the previous three Crotone matches have had five goals. More than 5.5 goals in this one is available at odds of 13/1.

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