Inter vs Crotone preview, betting tips and prediction: Nerazzurri to end poor form with tight victory
February 02, 2018
This is the week that Inter Milan find victory. It has to be. The conditions are ripe for the Nerazzurri to put an end to their rotten run of form. The visit of Crotone to the San Siro seems like a great chance for Inter to get their first win in any competition since they beat Pordenone on penalties in the Coppa Italia nearly two months ago. Boy, do they need it.
Confidence is desperately low at Inter and it showed during a 1-1 draw at SPAL. Only taking the lead thanks to a fortuitous own goal, Inter failed to carve out clear chances and this led to belief growing among the home side. There was no fear factor. The equaliser felt inevitable and arrived late on, leaving Inter players with their hands on their hips: When will this end?
Luckily for them, their nearest rivals for a Champions League place failed to take advantage of their latest slip-up. Above them, Lazio lost to AC Milan. Below, AS Roma were humbled at home by Sampdoria, who are stealthily climbing the table. Crotone visited the San Siro three weeks ago and lost 1-0 to Milan.
Don’t expect a fragile Inter to riddle them with bullets here. Inter haven’t scored more than one goal in their last six games. A clean sheet will be key.