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Fiorentina face off with guests Bologna at Stadio Artemio Franchi in the Serie A match on Wednesday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Fiorentina v Bologna are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Fiorentina will be hoping for a better result following a 2-1 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Roma.
In that game, Fiorentina had 40% possession and 10 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fiorentina was Nikola Milenković (54'). For their opponents, Roma got 22 shots on goal with 6 on target. Jordan Veretout (45', 87') was the scorer for Roma.
Their most recent results show that things are going according to plan in the Fiorentina defence. La Viola have kept it tight, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six outings standing at 4. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Fiorentina:
- haven't lost in the league to Bologna in their previous 11 games. A decent run, indeed.
- haven't won against Bologna in their last 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches at home.
Bologna head into the match following a 3-2 Serie A win with the defeat of Lecce in their last fixture.
In that match, Bologna managed 55% possession and 28 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. For Bologna, the goalscorers were Rodrigo Palacio (2'), Roberto Soriano (5') and Musa Barrow (90'). Lecce got 24 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Marco Mancosu (45') and Filippo Falco (66') scored for Lecce.
Bologna have been dangerous up front in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 8 goals in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Rossoblu have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same clashes.
Leading up to this clash, Bologna:
- have not beaten Fiorentina when having played them away from home in the previous 8 league matches. A very poor run of away results.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 02/04/2017 shows that Fiorentina have won 3 of these & Bologna 0, with the tally of draws being 3.
A combined total of 9 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 of them from La Viola and 3 netted by Rossoblu. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.5.
The last league match between these sides was Serie A match day 18 on 06/01/2020 when the final score was Bologna 1-1 Fiorentina.
In that match, Bologna managed 71% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Riccardo Orsolini (94').
At the other end, Fiorentina had 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Marco Benassi (27') was the scorer.
The referee was Paolo Valeri.
Team News: Fiorentina
Bartlomiej Dragowski (Back trouble) and Marco Benassi (Disrupted Calf Muscle) won’t be playing for Fiorentina boss Giuseppe Iachini.
It looks as if La Viola should use the 3-5-2 formation for this one, handing starts to Pietro Terracciano, Nikola Milenkovic, Martin Caceres, German Pezzella, Pol Lirola, Eric Pulgar, Rachid Ghezzal, Alfred Duncan, Federico Chiesa, Franck Ribéry and Christian Kouamé.
Team News: Bologna
Bologna manager Siniša Mihajlović has to choose a team with limited availability. Takehiro Tomiyasu (Hamstring Injury), Jerdy Schouten (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Mattia Bani (Disrupted Calf Muscle) are not ready for selection. Rodrigo Palacio will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
From our viewpoint, Rossoblu seem most likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 lineup, settling for Lukasz Skorupski, Ibrahima Mbaye, Larangeira Danilo, Stefano Denswil, Mitchell Dijks, Gary Medel, Mattias Svanberg, Andreas Skov Olsen, Roberto Soriano, Musa Barrow and Federico Javier Santander.
Here, we’re thinking that Bologna will need to put in a solid display to register a score against this Fiorentina side who we reckon will score & stay on top.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning margin for Fiorentina when the referee blows for full-time.
Should be interesting.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi (43,147)
Captain: Germán Pezzella
Chairman: Rocco Commisso
Manager: Giuseppe Iachini
Competitions: Serie A position 12
🔑 Star Man: Dušan Vlahović
Normally playing in the Striker position, Dušan Vlahović was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Having made his senior debut playing for Fiorentina in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 6 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in 29 appearances.