Bologna – Fiorentina : Preview & Prediction
Bologna and Fiorentina meet at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in a match for the 23rd round of Serie A TIM. Fiorentina won at home for (2-1) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 16-09-2017. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time they met in this stadium was on 29-10-2016, in a match for Serie A TIM that ended the victory of Fiorentina by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by N. Kalinić (31 ‘). Although this is a game between 12th and 11th of the overall standings, it is in fact a game between the number one in home games and the 13th as a visitor.
Review of Bologna
After 8 wins, 3 draws and 11 losses, the home team is in 12th place, having won 27 points. In the last match, they lost with Napoli away by (3-1), after in the previous game to have won at home, in a match against Benevento, by (3-0). Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved better results outside of the home, as it has earned 15 points as a visitor and only in its stadium. In the last 10 home games for the league, Bologna have recorded 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, having won 11 points out of 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 8 of his last 11 matches in the competition finished with More than 2.5 goals. In 22 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Bologna have a chance to win their second consecutive win for the Italian championship in order to compensate for the poor performance they have been having away from home, where they lost their last two clashes. In the last round, the team until they had a good offensive performance, having finished more than the opponent, but left in a defensive way, being then defeated by Napoli away from home. As it was clear in this match, the defensive system has not been acting very consistently, accumulating eight goals conceded in the last four rounds. In addition, his attack is the second that ends less. For that duel, it is likely that the coach will organize the team in the 4-3-3, highlighting Palacio in the offensive sector.
Analysis of Fiorentina
After 7 wins, 7 draws and 8 losses, the visiting team is in 11th place, having won 28 points. In the last match, they lost to Verona at home (1-4), having lost in a previous game against Sampdoria (3-1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it achieves practically the same points at home and abroad, with 17 goals scored and 15 goals conceded at home, against 14 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the last 10 away games Fiorentina have won 3, 3 draws and 4 losses, having won 12 points out of 30. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 22 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the board in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods in the last 11 games played as a visitor to this competition: he scored 5 of his 14 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘); suffered 5 of his 13 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Fiorentina are going through one of their worst moments in the Italian Championship, having not won four matches before, and now they have come from two consecutive defeats, when they conceded seven goals. The last of them took home against Verona in a game where they managed to create a good volume of opportunities, but did not show efficiency, and also left in a defensive desire, and then thrashed by the opponent. Prior to that result, his defense was among the six lowest leaks in the competition, indicating that this score was somewhat unusual, as was the previous round. In contrast, his attack is the second most complete, although he is not able to convert the chances into goals. The 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 should be the scheme used in this duel, and it is likely that the coach will make some changes between the initial eleven.
Bologna – Fiorentina : Betting Tips
Fiorentina – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70