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Cremonese vs Bologna Live Stream, Predictions
The Serie A meeting at Stadio Giovanni Zini on Saturday sees hosts Cremonese go into battle with opponents Bologna.
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📊 Form Guide
Cremonese will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-0 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Juventus.
In that game, Cremonese had 31% possession and 3 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Juventus got 24 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Nicolò Fagioli (55') and Bremer (79') scored for Juventus.
Cremonese have been quite ineffective in attack in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opponents over the course of their previous six fixtures. In those meetings, Cremonese have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 7.
Coming into this fixture, Cremonese are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
In their last game, Bologna drew 0-0 in the Serie A tie with Roma.
In that match, Bologna had 72% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. Roma had 7 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Bologna have been effective going forward leading up to this encounter, having scored 5 times in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Thiago Motta will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Bologna can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same matches. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, however.
Going into this encounter, Bologna are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
🤜🤛 Head to head
The previous league fixture between these sides was Serie A match day 19 on 23/01/2023 when it ended Bologna 1-1 Cremonese.
On that occasion, Bologna had 68% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 8 on target.
At the other end, Cremonese had 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. David Okereke (50') and Vlad Chiricheș (54' Own goal) scored.
The match was refereed by Matteo Marchetti.
📋 Team News: Cremonese
Cyriel Dessers (Patella problems) and Marco Benassi (Unknown Injury) are unavailable for Cremonese boss Davide Ballardini.
In all likelihood, Grigiorossi may well use a 4-4-2 system in the match and select Marco Carnesecchi, Leonardo Sernicola, Vlad Chiriches, Luka Lochoshvili, Johan Vasquez, Pablo Galdames, Soualiho Meite, Michele Castagnetti, Emanuele Valeri, David Okereke and Daniel Ciofani.
📋 Team News: Bologna
Bologna manager Thiago Motta has a number of players out of action. Georgios Kyriakopoulos (Unknown Injury), Roberto Soriano (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and Adama Soumaoro (Patella rupture) won’t be making appearances.
From our viewpoint, Rossoblu appear most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, going with Lukasz Skorupski, Stefan Posch, Kevin Bonifazi, Jhon Lucumi, Andrea Cambiaso, Nicolas Dominguez, Jerdy Schouten, Riccardo Orsolini, Lewis Ferguson, Musa Barrow and Marko Arnautovic.
In our view, Cremonese might well have a job on their hands to be putting a goal past this Bologna team who we think will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
That’s why we have predicted a narrow 0-1 winning score for Bologna at the end of this one.
Little in this one.
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Andre Moura, 00:42 16/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Giovanni Zini (16,003)
Captain: Matteo Bianchetti
Chairman: Paolo Rossi
Manager: Davide Ballardini
Competitions: Serie A position 19
🔑 Star Player: Cyriel Dessers
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Cyriel Dessers was born in Leuven, Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in this Serie A 2022 - 2023 campaign so far from a total of 26 appearances.
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