Juventus vs Crotone – LIVE Italy Serie A Football Match Reddit Soccer Score Today February 22-02-2021
Juventus Turin vs FC Crotone live score: Match details
Match: Juventus Turin vs FC Crotone
Competition: Italy Serie A
Date: February 22, 2021
Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, February 22, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Allianz Stadium
With the derby between Milan and Inter guaranteed to allow the Bianconeri to shorten their points deficit on at least one of the top two sides, under-fire coach Andrea Pirlo must be intent on getting his side back on track, as they seek to defend their league crown and post a tenth consecutive title success. Top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has only one goal from his last five Serie A starts will be particularly keen to contribute against one of the few top-flight teams he has never scored against. Still with a game in hand on the Milan clubs and third-placed Roma, Juventus had kept clean sheets in all five league matches since losing to Inter at San Siro last month and also sealed progress to meet Atalanta in May’s Coppa Italia final.
With the two teams from Milan setting the pace in the race for the title, Juventus find themselves playing catch-up with their rivals. Andrea Pirlo’s side are currently fourth in the table, 11 points off of leaders Inter Milan, although they do have a couple of games in hand. The Bianconeri have failed to win all of their last three games in all competitions, most recently losing to FC Porto in the Champions League. Crotone, meanwhile, are rooted to the bottom of the table and look set for a drop back to the second division come the end of the season. Indeed, Giovanni Stroppa’s men have collected just 12 points from 22 games and are eight points from safety, following a run of seven losses in eight games (W1), including defeats in their last four matches, the latest one coming at the hands of Sassuolo.
La Vecchia Signora welcome Crotone to the Allianz Stadium on Monday for this Serie A match.
Crotone fans will be hoping this will be their time to finally secure a victory against Juventus. Juve dominate the head-to-head with 3 wins and 2 draws from their 5 encounters. Although, the Crotone fans will take a lot of confidence from drawing the last 2 league matches 1-1 against them.
Juventus come into the match on a run of 4 home wins in a row, with a clean sheet in each of their last 2 at home. They have picked up 12 points from a maximum of 18 from their last 6 Serie A matches.
Paulo Dybala continues to be bothered by knee pain and he is not usable, while Aaron Ramsey has recovered and could very well draw the start given the absences. He will battle it out with Federico Bernardeschi and the choice will dictate the lineup. Rodrigo Bentancur and Weston McKennie are dinged up but they will bite the bullet since Adrien Rabiot is suspended and Arthur is on the mend. Nicolò Fagioli has gotten some reps in practice and will be the only alternative in those roles. Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata are both under the weather, whoever is feeling better will get the nod. Gianluigi Buffon will be between the sticks.