Our football match prediction:
Napoli have been struggling to find their best form of late. The Partenopei are on a three-match losing run in all competitions ahead of the trip to Crotone, but a victory over the rock-bottom side would see Maurizio Sarri’s team stay in the race for Scudetto. The Neapolitans suffered a 3-2 loss to Besiktas in the Champions League in midweek, but it has to be noted that they took 17 corners during the match, while having 18 goal attempts. Their next rivals Crotone do not seem to be capable of producing fine performances at this level and, as things stand now, they are unlikely to secure the Serie A survival. David faces Goliath at Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia in Pescara and, taking everything into account, we predict that Marek Hamsik and Co. will return to winning ways in the national championship. You should have in mind that the two teams meet for the first time ever in the Italy’s elite division.
Highligted 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 (Napoli):
Napoli SSC is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officialy in1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was calledFBC Internaples. After 4 seasons the club changed it’s name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.In 2004 the local club was bank rupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008.Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.