Crotone vs Bari by JerryDrake
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Serie B play-offs preliminary round
The winner of this match will meet Latina in the semifinals. Crotone (17-12-13, 56/52) finished in 6th position in the regular season with a good home balance (10-7-4, 30/19). Bari finished 7th with 63 points (19-10-13, 52/43) but without the 4 points penalty received at the beginning of the season they would now be 4th with 67 points. Bari stronger at home rather than on the road (7-5-9, 22/27).
Crotone won only 3 out of their last 11 games while Bari won 11 out of their last 13 where they scored 23 goals. Before the start of this good series Bari also drew in Crotone (0-0) in a match where they had a lot of chances and could have easily won.
Crotone are a team plenty of good young players (Bernardeschi 20 y.o., Pettinari 22, Cataldi 19, Crisetig 21, Dezi 22, Suagher 21, Gomis 20). The most of these players have played their first season in Serie B and, no doubts, they have already reached a great result. The weak side could be the defense maybe because of a certain lack of experience. On the other side Bari have won their fight against the uncertainty caused by the fact that there were no club management for the most part of the season.
In the past weeks former referee Gianluca Paparesta won the auction against other possible investors. Even before this, Bari fans never stopped backing their team. Bari climbed back from the play-out zone to the play-offs one and many home games have been followed by 50.000 fans.
For this match the home team qualify if they win, if they draw in the regular time or also if they draw after the possible extra-time as there will not be penalty shootings. This means that Bari, in order to qualify, must win within the 90 or 120 minutes. Will Crotone be able to defend the advantage obtained by reaching a higher position in the table? Bari will try to take the control of the game in front of 10.000 Crotone fans. I think that it will be Bari to attack and to have a great psychological advantage as they have nothing to lose. They already made something special and they can play this match with great confidence. Possible correct scores in the regular time: 1-1 or 1-2 Sciaudone, Bernardeschi, Defendi
CROTONE (4-3-3): 22 Gomis 39/0; 18 Del Prete 40/1, 23 Suagher 22/0, 5 Cremonesi 22//0, 7 Mazzotta 40/1; 6 Dezi 36/3, 8 Crisetig 38/1, 28 Cataldi 35/4; 29 Bernardeschi 38/12, 20 Pettinari 33/9, 9 Bidaoui 37/3. TRAINER: Drago. RESERVES: 12 Secco, 13 Meola, 24 Ferrari, 4 Galardo, 26 Matute, 10 De Giorgio, 11 Giannone, 17 Diop, 27 Ishak.
BARI (4-3-3): 1 Guarna 41/0; 2 Sabelli 37/0, 23 Ceppitelli 38/6, 5 Polenta 30/3, 27 Calderoni 40/3; 8 Sciaudone 39/4, 33 Delvecchio 14/1, 10 Lugo 20/1, 11 Galano 41/11, 9 Cani 14/3, 25 Defendi 36/5. TRAINER: Alberti-Zavattieri. RESERVES: 12 Pena, 14 Samnick, 3 Chiosa, 20 Zanon, 21 Fossati, 16 Joao silva, 7 Albadoro, 28 Beltrame, 29 Leonetti
NOT AVAILABLE: Nadarevic 10/1, Romizi 29/2, Lores 8/0 (BARI)
Bet: Bari AH, odds: 2.18 Marathonbet, stake: 7/10
|Bari AH||Marathonbet||2.18||7||0-3 WON (+8.26 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.