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Inter Milan will do battle with away team Bologna at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in the Serie A match on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Inter Milan v Bologna can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Inter Milan, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 6-0 Serie A success over Brescia.
In that game, Inter Milan managed 61% possession and 21 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. For Inter Milan, goals were scored by Ashley Young (5'), Alexis Sánchez (20'), Danilo D'Ambrosio (45'), Roberto Gagliardini (52'), Christian Eriksen (83') and Antonio Candreva (88'). For their opponents, Brescia had 8 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Fixtures involving Inter Milan have tended to be absorbing ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past six clashes, the sum total of 22 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 14 of those accredited to Nerazzurri. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, of course.
Heading into this fixture, Inter Milan are unbeaten in their previous 11 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Last time out, Bologna drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Cagliari.
In that game, Bologna had 61% possession and 17 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Bologna was Musa Barrow (45'). On the other side, Cagliari got 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Giovanni Simeone (46') scored for Cagliari.
It has become apparent that Bologna have suffered from a shortage of goals in their past 6 encounters, contributing the poor return of just 4. In those matches, Rossoblu have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 10.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings dating back to 19/02/2017 shows us that Inter Milan have won 4 of these & Bologna 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
13 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 of them for Nerazzurri and 4 for Rossoblu. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league clash between these clubs was Serie A match day 11 on 02/11/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Bologna 1-2 Inter Milan.
That time, Bologna managed 47% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Roberto Soriano (59').
For their opponents, Inter Milan had 15 shots on goal with 8 on target. Romelu Lukaku (75', 92') scored.
The referee was Federico La Penna.
Team News: Inter Milan
Marcelo Brozovic (Calf Problems), Matías Vecino (Meniscal Injury) and Stefano Sensi (Biceps femoris muscle injury) won’t be able to feature for Inter boss Antonio Conte. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Tommaso Berni and Milan Skriniar.
In all likelihood, Nerazzurri will probably employ a 3-5-2 formation, handing starts to Samir Handanovic, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Ashley Young, Nicolò Barella, Borja Valero, Roberto Gagliardini, Victor Moses, Lautaro Javier Martinez and Alexis Sanchez.
Team News: Bologna
Bologna boss Siniša Mihajlović has to choose a team with limited availability. Andreas Skov Olsen (Hamstring Injury), Federico Santander (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Ibrahima Mbaye (Muscle Fatigue) and Andrea Poli (Thigh Muscle Strain) can’t be considered.
We reckon that Rossoblu appear most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 lineup, settling for Lukasz Skorupski, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Larangeira Danilo, Mattia Bani, Mitchell Dijks, Jerdy Schouten, Gary Medel, Roberto Soriano, Riccardo Orsolini, Rodrigo Palacio and Musa Barrow.
We’re of the opinion that Inter Milan will, in all likelihood, be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
At the same time, Bologna might well find it a difficult task to score themselves but we do fancy them being dangerous at times.
We’re therefore expecting to see a fairly comfortable 3-1 win for Inter Milan at the end of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (80,018)
Captain: Samir Handanovič
Chairman: Steven Zhang
Manager: Antonio Conte
Competitions: Serie A position 3, Europa League (Round of 16)
🔑 Key Man: Lautaro Martínez
Typically taking up the Striker position, Lautaro Martínez was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. Having made a first senior appearance for Racing Club in the 2015 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 12 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 season to date coming from a total of 25 appearances.