Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football game at Stadio Ezio Scida sees Crotone and Pescara square off against each other in the relegation six-pointer. The Rossoblu were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Milan at Stadio San Siro, but they eventually conceded a goal in the dying minutes of the match. Crotone are eager to escape the relegation zone and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the Serie A as they host Pescara at their Stadio Ezio Scida on Matchday 16. The Delfini played out a 1-1 draw with Cagliari at the weekend, but seeing that their away performances leave a lot to be desired, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Saturday’s match. Crotone produced a fine display in the 2-1 loss to Milan in their last league match and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home team.
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 (Pescara):
Pescara are an Italian football club that play in the Serie A. The Delfini (The Dolphins) returned to the Italian top flight at the end of the 2015/2016 season and it has to be noted that they competed in six seasons in the elite division (1977–78, 1979–80, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1992–93, 2012–13). Pescara play their home matches at Stadio Adriatico, the stadium that was opened in 1955 and renovated in 2009. The club’s main rivals are Lazio and Verona, but the likes of Chieti, Virtus and L’Aquila are considered Pescara’s bitter rivals as well. Vicenza and Messina are regarded as Gemellaggi (Twinning) with Pescara. Delfini have yet to win the Serie A trophy, but it has to be noted that they won the Serie B twice (1986/1987, 2011/2012). The colour of Pescara’s home kit is white and blue, while the team’s away kit is dark blue.