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Bologna will do battle with away team Sassuolo at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in this Serie A game on Sunday.
All Bologna v Sassuolo game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Bologna will be hoping for a better result following a 1-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Benevento.
In that game, Bologna had 60% possession and 18 shots on goal with 7 on target. On the other side, Benevento had 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Gianluca Lapadula (66') was the scorer for Benevento.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Bologna have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Rossoblu have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 11 goals during that time. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Bologna:
- are winless against Sassuolo in their previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
Sassuolo will go into the encounter following a 4-1 Serie A win in the defeat of Crotone in their previous outing.
In that game, Sassuolo managed 54% possession and 7 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Sassuolo, the goalscorers were Domenico Berardi (19'), Francesco Caputo (58', 85') and Manuel Locatelli (93'). On the other side, Crotone got 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Simeon Nwankwo (49') scored for Crotone.
Illustrating their appetite for high-scoring encounters, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the prior six games in which Sassuolo have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 3.33 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have hit 6 of those goals.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 24/09/2017 tells us that Bologna have won 3 of these games & Sassuolo 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 9 from Rossoblu and 9 created by Sassuolo. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
Team News: Bologna
Andrea Poli (Fibula Fracture), Gary Medel (Unknown Injury), Andreas Skov Olsen (Lumbar Vertebra Fracture) and Mitchell Dijks (Bruise) won’t be available for Bologna manager Siniša Mihajlović.
Team News: Sassuolo
Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi has some current player fitness concerns. Jeremy Toljan (Corona virus), Francesco Magnanelli (Surgery), Kaan Ayhan (Tendonitis), Rogério (Calf Injury) and Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture) will not be playing here.
We’re thinking that Sassuolo should have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals.
In contrast, Bologna won’t find it easy to get goals of their own but we think it’s quite likely that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a pretty comfortable 1-3 margin for Sassuolo at the end of this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (36,462)
Captain: Andrea Poli
Chairman: Joey Saputo
Manager: Siniša Mihajlović
Competitions: Serie A position 11
🔑 Key Man: Roberto Soriano
Mostly played in the Centre Midfield position, Roberto Soriano was born in Darmstadt, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for Empoli in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.