Napoli – Bologna : Preview & Prediction
Napoli and Bologna meet at the Stadio San Paolo in a match for the 19th matchday of Serie A. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, who has recorded 3 wins in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they met in this stadium was on 28-01-2018, in a match for Serie A, which ended Napoli’s win by (3-1). The goals of the match were scored by I. M’baye (5 ‘Autogolo) and D. Mertens (37’ and 59 ‘) for Napoli and R. Palacio (1’) for Bologna. In this meeting the home factor could play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 2nd place with 41 points, after 13 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate game, won at home against SPAL by (1-0). In the latter, he lost out against the Internazionale by (1-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 12 wins and 3 draws in his stadium, with 36 goals scored and 7 conceded.
For this competition, you have not lost any of the last 9 games in your stadium. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 18 games, he conceded his first goal 6 times but managed to get back to score 3. There has been a highlight of the last 13 home matches for all competitions: he suffered 3 of his 6 goals in minutes (46 ‘-60’).
Napoli start with a 1-0 reverse on the way to Inter Milan, putting an end to their four previous successes in the Italian championship. In the last 10 games, homemakers have only lost 2. In this meeting before his public, it is expected that coach Carlo Ancelotti will play in the usual tactical system, that is, 4-4-2, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks: Fabián Ruiz is a key player in the home team. Milik is the team’s top scorer in the league with 8 goals scored. For this game the manager of the house can not count on Insigne and Koulibaly, punished, besides Hamsik and Chiriches, these with physical problems.
The visiting team is currently in 18th place with 13 points, after 2 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate game, tied off against Parma by (0-0). In the last game, lost at home against Lazio by (0-2). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 1 win, 5 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium. In the last 9 away games for the championship Bologna have 4 draws and 5 defeats, so they have won 4 points out of 27.
For this competition, you have not won as a visitor for 9 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 4 of its last 18 games for Serie A, of those 4 it reached the interval in advantage in 2 and won in the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 18 matches in this competition , suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 1 turnaround.
Bologna leave for the day with a 0-2 defeat at Lazio, registering their eleventh game without a win in the Italian championship. Playing outside doors, visitors only score 4 points in 9 games. In this meeting against Naples, the set to orders of Filippo Inzaghi should be presented with a low block, exploring the best way the space on the opponent’s back: Mattiello is the main player in this type of transition. It is important to emphasize that the Bologna has some competence in the counterattack and the standing balls. Santander are Bologna’s top scorer with 4 goals conceded. For this game the coach can count on all his players.
Napoli – Bologna : Betting Tips
Napoli – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70