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Napoli make the trip to Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Sunday for the Serie A game with hosts Bologna.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Bologna v SSC Napoli can be found here including the latest game odds.
📊 Form Guide
Bologna are hoping to win again following a 1-5 Serie A success over Cremonese.
In that match, Bologna managed 63% possession and 19 shots at goal with 9 on target. For Bologna, the goals were scored by Marko Arnautović (14'), Lewis Ferguson (27'), Stefan Posch (45'), Riccardo Orsolini (62') and Nicola Sansone (80'). At the other end, Cremonese had 13 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Daniel Ciofani (91') scored for Cremonese.
It’s not been often in recent times where Bologna have shown defensive steel. In fact, Bologna have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals during that time.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Bologna:
- have not won against SSC Napoli in their last 6 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
Napoli come into this match following on from a 3-1 Serie A win versus Inter Milan in their last fixture.
In that match, SSC Napoli had 71% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 9 on target. For SSC Napoli, goals were scored by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (67'), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (85') and Gianluca Gaetano (94'). On the other side, Inter Milan had 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Romelu Lukaku (82') scored for Inter Milan.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 games involving SSC Napoli, a relatively low number of goals have been hit between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell is a mere 2, with the average goals for Partenopei equalling 1.17. We will find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Analysis of their past results shows that SSC Napoli:
- remain unbeaten by Bologna when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
🤜🤛 Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs stretching back to 15/07/2020 tells us that these encounters have not been happy ones for Bologna. They’ve not managed to get any victories whatsoever while Napoli have just been too good for them, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those match-ups.
A combined total of 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 of them for Rossoblu and 13 netted by Partenopei. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 10 on 16/10/2022 when it finished SSC Napoli 3-2 Bologna.
In that game, SSC Napoli managed 48% possession and 30 shots at goal with 11 of them on target. The goalscorers were Juan Jesus (45'), Hirving Lozano (49') and Victor Osimhen (69').
Bologna got 16 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Joshua Zirkzee (41') and Musa Barrow (51') scored.
The referee was Francesco Cosso.
🗞️ Team News: Bologna
Roberto Soriano (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and Adama Soumaoro (Patella rupture) are not available for Bologna gaffer Thiago Motta. Riccardo Orsolini will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In all likelihood, Rossoblu may well use the 4-2-3-1 formation for the game featuring Lukasz Skorupski, Stefan Posch, Kevin Bonifazi, Jhon Lucumi, Andrea Cambiaso, Jerdy Schouten, Nicolas Dominguez, Michel Aebischer, Lewis Ferguson, Musa Barrow and Marko Arnautovic.
📋 Team News: Napoli
Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has a number of players out of action. Hirving Lozano (Knee Injury) and Mário Rui (Thigh Problems) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Eljif Elmas cannot play in this game through suspension.
We reckon that Partenopei could decide to begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Pierluigi Gollini, Bartosz Bereszynski, Amir Rrahmani, Min-Jae Kim, Mathias Olivera, A. Zambo Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka, Piotr Zielinski, Alessio Zerbin, Victor Osimhen and K. Kvaratskhelia.
Our feeling is that Bologna will do well to break down this SSC Napoli team who we think will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for SSC Napoli after 90 minutes.
Should be a close one.
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Peter Guest, 00:16 24/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (36,462)
Captain: Roberto Soriano
Chairman: Joey Saputo
Manager: Thiago Motta
Competitions: Serie A position 9
🔑 Star Player: Riccardo Orsolini
Normally played in the Right Wing position, Riccardo Orsolini was born in Italy. After making a first senior appearance for Ascoli in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 11 league goals in the Serie A 2022 - 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 31 appearances.
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