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Bologna journey to Dacia Arena on Sunday for the Serie A fixture with home side Udinese.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Udinese v Bologna can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Udinese prepare for this match coming off the back of a 3-3 Serie A drawn result against Sampdoria.
In that match, Udinese had 45% possession and 18 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Udinese, the scorers were Roberto Pereyra (15'), Jens Stryger Larsen (24' Own goal), Beto (43') and Fernando Forestieri (82'). On the other side, Sampdoria had 13 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Fabio Quagliarella (48') and Antonio Candreva (69') scored for Sampdoria.
A common characteristic of recent Udinese games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their prior six matches leading up to this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would've been a losing one. Such a pattern might not follow through into this next game, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that Udinese:
- have not been beaten in the league by Bologna in their last 5 games.
- have not registered a win against Bologna in their last 3 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Bologna will go into this game following on from a 3-0 Serie A win against Lazio in their last match.
In that game, Bologna had 41% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Bologna, goals were scored by Musa Barrow (14'), Arthur Theate (17') and Aaron Hickey (68'). On the other side, Lazio got 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
Demonstrating their bias toward fruitful encounters, we’ve had goals 21 times in the last 6 matches in which Bologna have taken to the pitch, yielding a mean average of 3.5 goals for each fixture. Opposing teams have managed 12 of this grand total.
Taking a look at their past results, Bologna:
- haven't won against Udinese when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 7 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 03/03/2019 shows that Udinese have won 3 of these and Bologna 0, with the tally of draws being 3.
A total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 11 for Bianconeri Friuliani and 5 for Rossoblu. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Serie A match day 35 on 08/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Udinese 1-1 Bologna.
That day, Udinese managed 47% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Rodrigo De Paul (23').
Bologna got 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Riccardo Orsolini (82') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Alberto Santoro.
Team News: Udinese
Isaac Success (Abdominal Influenza), Ilija Nestorovski (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Nehuén Pérez (Unknown Injury) are unavailable for Udinese manager Luca Gotti. Lukasz Teodorczyk cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Bologna
Bologna manager Siniša Mihajlović has to choose a team with limited availability. Jerdy Schouten (Muscle Fatigue) and Kevin Bonifazi (Calf Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re of the view that Bologna will do well to put one past this Udinese outfit who should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We therefore fancy a very even contest with a 1-0 advantage for Udinese at the conclusion of the game.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Dacia Arena (25,144)
Captain: Bram Nuytinck
Chairman: Franco Soldati
Manager: Luca Gotti
Competitions: Serie A position 13, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
🔑 Key Player: Gerard Deulofeu
Mostly taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Gerard Deulofeu was born in Riudarenes, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Barcelona B in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 2 league goals in the Serie A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 7 appearances.