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Bologna meet visiting team Fiorentina at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in the Serie A game on Sunday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Bologna v Fiorentina (plus the best game odds).
Bologna will be hoping for a better result after the 5-0 Serie A defeat last time out to Atalanta.
In that game, Bologna managed 44% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Atalanta got 25 attempts at goal with 10 on target. Ruslan Malinovskyi (22'), Luis Muriel (44'), Remo Freuler (57'), Duván Zapata (59') and Aleksei Miranchuk (73') scored for Atalanta.
It has not been often in recent games where Bologna haven’t conceded. The facts show that Rossoblu have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 11 goals on the way.
Analysis of their past results shows that Bologna:
- haven't won against Fiorentina in their previous 13 matches in the league. They'll surely be desperate to put an end to that run.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, Fiorentina drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Juventus.
In that match, Fiorentina had 32% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fiorentina was Dušan Vlahović (29'). On the other side, Juventus got 9 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Álvaro Morata (46') was the scorer for Juventus.
Proving their bias toward eventful encounters, goals have been scored 21 times in the last six matches in which Fiorentina have taken to the pitch, yielding an average of 3.5 goals for each clash. Their opponents have got 12 of these goals. With no two games being the same, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern might be maintained here in this match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Fiorentina:
- have not beaten Bologna when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- have not lost to Bologna when they've played them away from home in the last 6 matches in the league. A very decent away record against them.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 04/02/2018 tells us that Bologna have won 0 of these & Fiorentina 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 4.
A total of 9 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 2 of them from Rossoblu and 7 for La Viola. The average goals per game has been 1.5.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Serie A match day 15 on 03/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Fiorentina 0-0 Bologna.
In that match, Fiorentina had 46% possession and 9 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Bologna had 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Daniele Orsato.
Team News: Bologna
Nicola Sansone (Unknown Injury), Federico Santander (Knee Surgery), Gary Medel (Muscular problems), Mitchell Dijks (Muscular problems), Nicolás Domínguez (Unknown Injury) and Aaron Hickey (Surgery) won’t be able to feature for Bologna manager Siniša Mihajlović. Jerdy Schouten is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Fiorentina
Fiorentina boss Giuseppe Iachini has to currently contend with reduced team options. Aleksandr Kokorin (Hip Injury) and Borja Valero (Unknown Injury) will miss out on this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Fiorentina and Bologna could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 1-1 score draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (36,462)
Captain: Andrea Poli
Chairman: Joey Saputo
Manager: Siniša Mihajlović
Competitions: Serie A position 12
⭐ Key Player: Musa Barrow
Typically used in the Striker position, Musa Barrow was born in Banjul, Gambia. After having made a senior debut playing for Atalanta in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has managed 8 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 33 appearances.