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Bologna will be at Dacia Arena on Saturday for the Serie A game with home team Udinese.
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Udinese will be hoping to bounce back here after the 1-2 Serie A loss in their previous game against Juventus.
In that game, Udinese had 42% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Udinese was Nahuel Molina (10'). Juventus got 16 shots at goal with 4 on target. Cristiano Ronaldo (83', 89') scored for Juventus.
It has not been often in recent times where Udinese have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Bianconeri Friuliani have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 10 goals along the way.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Udinese:
- have not lost a league tie with Bologna in their last 4 games.
- have not registered a win against Bologna in their last 2 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 4 matches in the league. That's never good.
In their last fixture, Bologna drew 3-3 in the Serie A tie with Fiorentina.
In that match, Bologna had 63% possession and 12 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Bologna was Rodrigo Palacio (31', 71', 84'). For their opponents, Fiorentina had 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Dušan Vlahović (22', 73') and Giacomo Bonaventura (64') scored for Fiorentina.
The stats tell the story, and Bologna have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 12 goals overall. At the back, Rossoblu can certainly do much better. Such a pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this match, though.
Their past results show that Bologna:
- have not won against Udinese when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 30/09/2018 shows us that Udinese have won 3 of these games and Bologna 1, with the number of drawn results being 2.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 11 from Bianconeri Friuliani and 6 being from Rossoblu. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league match between these clubs was Serie A match day 16 on 06/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Bologna 2-2 Udinese.
On that day, Bologna had 37% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorers were Takehiro Tomiyasu (19') and Mattias Svanberg (40').
For their opponents, Udinese had 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. Roberto Pereyra (34') and Tolgay Arslan (92') scored.
The match was refereed by Giovanni Ayroldi.
Team News: Udinese
Gerard Deulofeu (Knee inflammation), Jayden Braaf (Sprain), Mato Jajalo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Ignacio Pussetto (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Ilija Nestorovski (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing for Udinese gaffer Luca Gotti. Sebastian Prödl will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Bologna
Bologna manager Siniša Mihajlović has multiple availability issues to deal with. Gary Medel (Muscular problems), Nicola Sansone (Unknown Injury), Federico Santander (Knee Surgery), Nicolás Domínguez (Unknown Injury) and Aaron Hickey (Surgery) can’t be considered.
We feel that in this game, Bologna have the firepower to score a goal against this Udinese lineup, although that is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
We reckon that it will be a close game with a 2-1 win for Udinese when the full-time whistle blows. It really should be an interesting one.
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: Rodrigo De Paul
Chairman: Franco Soldati
Manager: Luca Gotti
Competitions: Serie A position 11
🔑 Key Man: Roberto Pereyra
Usually taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Roberto Pereyra was born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina. After having played his first senior match for River Plate in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 30 appearances.