Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Despite being regarded as big underdogs in Wednesday’s football match against Fiorentina, Crotone managed to spoil Viola’s party at Stadio Artemio Franchi (1-1). The newcomers managed to put an end to their six-game losing run in the Serie A, but they need to start collecting points on regular basis if they are to avoid relegation to the Italian second tier. Their next rivals Chievo played out a 1-1 draw with Bologna in midweek, with the team managing to retain their spot in the top half of the table. The Mussi Volanti aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in the national championship and given that Crotone have been struggling at the back this term, we predict that the visitors will pick up all three points from the Stadio Ezio Scida clash. In previous two meetings between the two teams in the Italian top flight Chievo emerged triumphant.
Highlighted Player (Alex Cordaz):
Alex Cordaz is an Italian goalkeeper who plays for Crotone, who returned to the Serie A at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Cordaz was born in Vittorio Veneto on 1 January 1983 and he started his youth career at Inter. He played one game for the Nerazzurri in the Serie A and in 2006 he joined Treviso.
After making 18 league appearances for the club from 2006 to 2009, he joined with Swiss side Lugano on a free transfer. The 188-cm-tall goalkeeper played 56 league games for Lugano and in 2011 he returned to Italy as he signed a contract with Cittadella. As expected, he established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper and he made no less than 80 league appearances for the club between 2011 and 2013.
Alex Cordaz currently plays for Crotone and it has to be noted that he made 42 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie B campaign.
Highlighted Team (Chievo Verona):
Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona shortly Chievo Verona is an Italian football club founded in 1929 and is currently active in the Serie A. The club is hosting it’s games in the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi which holds a capacity for 42 000 football fans. Chievo Verona shares the stadium with their city rivals Hellas Verona.
After a couple of years playing in the Serie B the club from Verona managed to reach the Serie A in 2009/2010. Since the club is active in the Serie A the best performance was in the season 2011/2012 where Chievo Verona was able to end 10th on the Serie A table.
Chievo Verona never managed to reach the group stage in a European top league. In the past Chievo got knocked out several times in the UEFA cup qualifiers and one time in the Champions League qualification stage. Known players that wore the Chievo Verona kit in their career are: Amauri, Brighi, Perrotta and Barzagli.