Bologna – Cagliari : Preview & Prediction
Bologna and Cagliari play at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in a match of the 15th round of Serie A TIM. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. Indeed, in the last match at this stage, for Serie A TIM on 11-09-2016, Bologna won by (2- 1). The goals of the match were scored by S. Verdi (23 ‘) and F. Di Francesco (74’) for Bologna and Bruno Alves (83 ‘) for Cagliari. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between the 8th and 13th of the overall standings, this is in fact a confrontation between the 15th placed in home games and the 14th as a visitor.
Review of Bologna
After 6 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, the home team is in 8th place, having won 20 points. In the last match, they beat Sampdoria at home (3-0), after having won in the previous game against Verona (2-3). Curiously, this is a team that has achieved better results outside of the home, having won 12 points as a visitor and only 8 in their stadium. For the championship, the Bologna won 8 points in 21 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 7 games that played in his stadium. The team has conceded goals in 7 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to make it 8 out of the last 10 games in this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Bologna have been making a rather uneven campaign in this edition of the Italian League, getting to accumulate four consecutive defeats, but now tries to give back on top, coming from two victories in a row. The last of them took place in the home in a game where he did not have much possession, finishing with 31% and half the number of finalizations of the opponent, but still managed to thrash Sampdoria. This was the second consecutive game in which the team managed to score three goals, which shows a certain improvement of the offensive sector, which still remains among the weakest nine in the competition, the third that ends less. Playing at home, the club won only 38% of the points it had played so far. It is likely that the coach will organize the team in the 4-3-3, highlighting Verdi in the attack.
Analysis of Cagliari
After 5 wins and 9 losses, the visiting team is in 13th place, having won 15 points. In the last match, they lost to the Internazionale at home (1-3), after their previous match won out in a game against Udinese by (0-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 6 points as a visitor and 9 in their stadium, with 8 goals scored and 11 goals conceded at home, against 5 goals scored and 13 suffered as a visitor. In the last game he played, for Coppa Italia, lost with Pordenone at home for (1-2). In the last 7 away games for the championship, Cagliari has 2 wins and 5 losses, having won 6 points in 21 chances. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 9 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Cagliari have a chance to score their second consecutive win for the Italian Championship in order to make up for their trip to the last round when they faced Internazionale in a game where they did not have a good defensive performance. defeated before his fans. As was evident in this match, the defensive system has been largely responsible for the meager performance that the team has been showing, and in only three games has not conceded, and is now among the six most leaked of the championship. As a visitor, the club owns the seventh worst campaign, and in that condition adds only five goals in seven games. A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Barella.
Bologna – Cagliari : Betting Tips
Bologna – Win Odds: 1.95
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70