Our football match prediction:
Out-of-sorts Crotone will be looking to put an end to their five-game losing run in the Serie A when they face Sassuolo at their Stadio Ezio Scida. The Rossoblu are desperate to move away from the relegation zone, but the hosts do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of Matchday 27 and, in our opinion, home win should not be considered. Crotone suffered a 2-1 loss to Cagliari at the weekend and it has to be noted that the relegation strugglers extended their losing run at home to three games. Davide Nicola’s team have slim chances of securing the Serie A survival and we predict that Sassuolo will pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match. The Neroverdi defeated the likes of Pescara, Genoa and Udinese in previous three away fixtures in the Italian top flight and they are definitely capable of beating the out-of-form Rossoblu at Stadio Ezio Scida.
Highlighted Player (Claiton):
Claiton Machado dos Santos is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Serie A side Crotone. Claiton was born in Santa Helena de Goias on 7 September, 1984 and his main position in centre back. However, he is capable of playing as a left back if needed. The Brazilian defender began his youth career at Bologna, but Milan scouts brought him to Stadio San Siro in 2002. Claiton played for the likes of Varese, Bari and Chievo at senior level before joining Crotone in 2014 on a free transfer. He played for the likes of Prato and Lecco from 2004 to 2006 on loan as well. Claiton is a Brazilian footballer, but he has yet to make his debut for the national team. It has to be noted that he illegible to play for Italy as well. His contract with Crotone expires on 30 June, 2017. His market value in June, 2016 was €500,000.
Highlighted Team (Sassuolo):
US Sassuolo Calcio is an Italian football club from Sassuolo, state Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region. In the season 2012/2013 Sassuolo managed to promote to the Serie A before playing in the Serie B for four seasons. Sassuolo was founded in 1922 and is known for being one of the smaller teams in the Serie A. Sassuolo hosts it’s home games in the Stadio Citta del Tricolore which holds a capacity for approximately 21 000 spectators. Sassuolo is also known as i Neroverdi and plays at home in black and green. The biggest achievements in the club history were in 2007/2008 where the club won the Serie C1 and in season 2012/2013 were Sassuolo won the Serie B as well. Known players in the club history are Andrea Poli, Antonio Floro Flores, Simone Zaga and Reto Ziegler.