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Bologna arrive at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Monday for the Serie A showdown with hosts AC Milan.
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AC Milan fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-2 Europa League Qualifiers victory against Shamrock Rovers.
Matches involving AC Milan have usually been lively ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen clashes, a total of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 17 of those belonging to i Rossoneri.
In their last game, Bologna drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Torino.
In that game, Bologna managed 56% possession and 19 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Bologna was Mattias Svanberg (18'). At the other end, Torino had 15 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Simone Zaza (66') was the scorer for Torino.
Demonstrating their appetite for fruitful matches, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the previous six games in which Bologna have played, giving an average of 3.33 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have hit 14 of this grand total. However, it remains to be seen if the trend shall be sustained in this game.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 10/12/2017 shows that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Bologna. They have not managed to come away with any victories whatsoever while AC Milan have been dominant against them, winning in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 20 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 14 of them from i Rossoneri and 6 created by Rossoblu. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league encounter between the two was Serie A match day 34 on 18/07/2020 when it finished AC Milan 5-1 Bologna.
That day, AC Milan managed 51% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 13 on target. The goalscorers were Alexis Saelemaekers (10'), Hakan Çalhanoğlu (24'), Ismaël Bennacer (49'), Ante Rebić (57') and Davide Calabria (92').
Bologna had 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. Takehiro Tomiyasu (44') was the scorer.
The referee was Davide Massa.
Team News: AC Milan
Rafael Leão (Quarantine), Andrea Conti (Knee Injury), Alessio Romagnoli (Disrupted Calf Muscle) and Mateo Musacchio (Ankle Surgery) will be missing for Milan manager Stefano Pioli.
In our view, i Rossoneri could employ a 4-2-3-1 formation with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Davide Calabria, Simon Kjær, Matteo Gabbia, Theo Hernandez, Franck Yannick Kessie, Ismaël Bennacer, Samu Castillejo, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ante Rebic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Team News: Bologna
Due to a completely injury-free group available to select from, Bologna boss Siniša Mihajlović has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this clash. Gary Medel cannot play in this game through suspension.
It’s our belief that Rossoblu might begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 system, settling for Lukasz Skorupski, Mitchell Dijks, Larangeira Danilo, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Stefano Denswil, Nicolas Dominguez, Andrea Poli, Musa Barrow, Roberto Soriano, Riccardo Orsolini and Rodrigo Palacio.
AC Milan will most probably have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
At the same time, Bologna could well find it tough getting on the scoresheet but do we see them getting the chances to score, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a controlled 3-1 winning score for AC Milan when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (78,275)
Captain: Alessio Romagnoli
Chairman: Paolo Scaroni
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Competitions: Europa League Qual. (Second Round)