Crotone now really got into great form as the team got their fourth consecutive victory last Monday night winning away to Cosenza 1:0.
The only goal was scored back in the 12th minute already via Messias, in a match where their players stood mostly passive, but threatening in transition better than the hosts.
Still, their defense was tested on a couple of occasions but endured just fine overall in the end. They did look far better in the first halftime and could have scored more, but opted for a passive approach in the second which was quite reasonable as well.
The side is now in the third position with just a point less than the second-placed Pordenone, so a victory here remains their top priority no matter what.
Spezia is also coming into this match being in a really good form, as the team remained undefeated in the last seven Serie B rounds at the moment.
Most recently, it was a 1:1 home game against Cittadella. They were better in the first halftime, but that part of the game only ended as a 1:1 draw, with the guests finding their equalizer via a penalty kick.
However, the second halftime was different, since it was Cittadella that risked more and were trying to find a way to score the winning goal against a bit more passive Spezia.
Even though they are undefeated in the last seven, the team is only at the thirteenth position ahead of the new round, having just two points more than the red zone placed teams.
Midfielder Zanellato (10/1) should be the only injury worry for the home side. Striker Galabinov (3/1) misses for the guests.
Both teams are coming into this match with good morale and undefeated run, however, there’s no doubt that Crotone looks far more convincing in recent weeks.
After all, Spezia is just a modest traveler with three consecutive draw games on the road, but also a run of five games with no victory. They do look decent at the back, but are far from the standards of Crotone when attacking potential is in question.