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The Serie A match at Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo on Sunday sees home side Venezia take to the field against Bologna.
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Venezia will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Salernitana.
In that game, Venezia managed 57% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Venezia was Thomas Henry (58'). For their opponents, Salernitana got 20 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Federico Bonazzoli (7') and Simone Verdi (67') scored for Salernitana.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Venezia haven’t conceded. In fact, Venezia have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals during that time.
Analysis of their past results shows that Venezia:
- have not been beaten in the league by Bologna in their previous 2 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 12 league games. Something needs to change.
In their last fixture, Bologna drew 0-0 in the Serie A match with Roma.
In that game, Bologna had 58% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. Roma got 17 shots at goal with 5 on target.
A run of outstanding performances from the Bologna defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their past 6 outings overall. Over that same period, their own forwards have managed to score 7. We will have to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Looking at their past form shows that Bologna:
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
- are without an away win for the past 8 matches in the league. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 07/03/1999 shows that Venezia have won 1 of these games & Bologna 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
In all, 10 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for Arancioneroverdi and 6 being from Rossoblu. The average goals per game has been 1.67.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 13 on 21/11/2021 which ended up with the score at Bologna 0-1 Venezia.
That time, Bologna managed 66% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 6 on target.
At the other end, Venezia got 8 attempts on goal with 6 on target. David Okereke (61') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Daniele Chiffi.
Team News: Venezia
Antonio Junior Vacca (Nasal Bone Fracture), Arnór Sigurdsson (Unknown Injury), Luca Lezzerini (Patella rupture), Sergio Romero (Knee Surgery) and Marco Modolo (Knee Surgery) won’t be playing for Venezia . Ethan Ampadu cannot play in this game through suspension.
We are thinking that Arancioneroverdi look set to employ a 4-3-3 system this time with Niki Maeenpaeae, Ales Mateju, Mattia Caldara, Pietro Ceccaroni, Ridgeciano Haps, Domen Crnigoj, Gianluca Busio, Michael Cuisance, Mattia Aramu, Thomas Henry and David Okereke.
Team News: Bologna
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group of players, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Bologna gaffer Siniša Mihajlović to be concerned about. Mitchell Dijks (Thigh Problems) misses out for this game.
It’s our belief that Rossoblu seem likely to utilise a 3-5-2 formation, going with Lukasz Skorupski, Adama Soumaoro, Gary Medel, Arthur Theate, Lorenzo De Silvestri, Mattias Svanberg, Jerdy Schouten, Roberto Soriano, Aaron Hickey, Marko Arnautovic and Musa Barrow.
Our feeling is that Venezia will have to perform well to find the net against this Bologna outfit who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’ve gone for a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Bologna at full-time.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo (7,389)
Captain: Marco Modolo
Chairman: Duncan Niederauer
Competitions: Serie A position 20
🔑 Key Man: David Okereke
Usually played in the Striker position, David Okereke was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Having made his senior debut playing for Spezia in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in this Serie A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 29 appearances.