AC Milan line up against visitors Bologna at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in the Serie A match on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for AC Milan v Bologna are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
AC Milan will play in this game following a 2-2 Serie A drawn result against SSC Napoli.
In that game, AC Milan managed 50% possession and 5 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For AC Milan, goals were scored by Theo Hernández (20') and Franck Kessié (73'). SSC Napoli got 16 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Giovanni Di Lorenzo (34') and Dries Mertens (60') scored for SSC Napoli.
At least three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where AC Milan have taken part. Opposing sides scored 7 times in these games whereas i Rossoneri managed to get a total of 17. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall continue on in this next game or not.
In their previous fixture, Bologna drew 2-2 in the Serie A tie with Parma.
In that game, Bologna managed 50% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Bologna, the goals were scored by Danilo (3') and Roberto Soriano (16'). Parma had 16 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Jasmin Kurtić (93') and Roberto Inglese (95') scored for Parma.
Bologna have seen success in front of goal in the lead-up to this encounter, scoring 8 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Rossoblu can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same clashes.
Head to head
A study of past results between these clubs stretching back to 21/05/2017 shows that these fixtures have not been good ones for Bologna. They’ve not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas AC Milan have just been too good for them, beating them in 83% of those matches played.
A total of 17 goals were scored between them in this period, with 12 for i Rossoneri and 5 created by Rossoblu. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 15 on 08/12/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Bologna 2-3 AC Milan.
In that match, Bologna managed 49% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Nicola Sansone (84').
On the other side, AC Milan had 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. Krzysztof Piątek (15'), Theo Hernández (32', 40' Own goal) and Giacomo Bonaventura (46') scored.
The match was refereed by Daniele Chiffi.
Team News: AC Milan
Léo Duarte (Hamstring Injury), Antonio Donnarumma (Thigh Problems), Samu Castillejo (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Mateo Musacchio (Ankle Surgery) will be missing for Milan gaffer Stefano Pioli. Alexis Saelemaekers cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Bologna
Bologna manager Siniša Mihajlović has to currently contend with reduced team options. Andrea Poli (Thigh Muscle Strain), Federico Santander (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Jerdy Schouten (Thigh Muscle Strain) won’t be making appearances.
We believe that AC Milan should get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
At the other end, Bologna will be up against it to get shooting opportunities although we do think it’s probable that they will be pulling one back during this clash.
We’re tipping a decent 3-1 win for AC Milan after 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (80,018)
Captain: Alessio Romagnoli
Chairman: Paolo Scaroni
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Competitions: Serie A position 7
🔑 Key Player: Ante Rebić
Mostly playing in the Left Wing position, Ante Rebić was born in Croatia. Having made his senior debut playing for RNK Split in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 10 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 21 appearances.