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Bologna face off with away side Hellas Verona at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in this Serie A fixture on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Bologna v Hellas Verona can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Bologna will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 2-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Genoa.
In that match, Bologna had 65% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Genoa got 10 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Miha Zajc (44') and Mattia Destro (55') scored for Genoa.
It has been seldom in recent games where Bologna have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Rossoblu have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 9 goals during that time.
Their past results show that Bologna:
- are unbeaten in the league by Hellas Verona in their last 4 matches.
- have not won against Hellas Verona in their previous 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
Hellas Verona will go into this encounter after a 2-1 Serie A win with the defeat of Crotone in their last outing.
In that game, Hellas Verona managed 43% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Hellas Verona, the scorers were Nikola Kalinić (16') and Federico Dimarco (25'). At the other end, Crotone got 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Junior Messias (55') was the scorer for Crotone.
The stats don’t lie, and Hellas Verona have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 7 goals overall. At the back, Verona just haven’t been too solid at all. That trend might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
Their past results show that Hellas Verona:
- haven't won against Bologna in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 04/04/2016 tells us that Bologna have won 3 of these games & Hellas Verona 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
A total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 11 from Rossoblu and 5 netted by Verona. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The last league match featuring these sides was Serie A match day 20 on 19/01/2020 when it finished Bologna 1-1 Hellas Verona.
In that match, Bologna managed 42% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Mattia Bani (20').
On the other side, Hellas Verona had 19 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Fabio Borini (81') scored.
The match was refereed by Giovanni Ayroldi.
Team News: Bologna
Nicola Sansone (Unknown Injury), Gary Medel (Calf Injury), Federico Ravaglia (Corona virus), Lukasz Skorupski (Fractured Hand), Lorenzo De Silvestri (Hamstring Injury), Ibrahima Mbaye (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Federico Santander (Knee Surgery) will be missing for Bologna manager Siniša Mihajlović.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Verona manager Ivan Jurić has to currently contend with reduced team options. Miguel Veloso (Calf Problems), Andrea Favilli (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Darko Lazovic (Unknown Injury), Ronaldo Vieira (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Marco Benassi (Calf Injury) are not ready for selection.
Our assessment here is that Hellas Verona will have their work cut out to find the net against this Bologna side who we reckon should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore tipping a good battle with a 1-0 victory for Bologna at the end of the match.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 13
🔑 Key Man: Musa Barrow
Customarily played in the Striker position, Musa Barrow was born in Banjul, Gambia. Having made a first senior appearance for Atalanta in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 17 appearances.