Bologna vs Fiorentina
Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (Bologna).
The hosts are in a place they don’t want to be in at this point of the season. The start to the season has been shaky for them. With 6 defeats in their 12 matches they are 16th; just a point above the relegation zone.
The Greyhounds have been poor in front of goal, as they have scored only 11 but conceded 7 more than what they scored.
They are winless in their last 5 league matches losing 2 of them as well. Over 2.5 goals came in 4 games on the trot and they have conceded at least 2 goals in all those 5 games.
At home, they have won and lost 2 of their last 5 games in the league and 4 of those matches had over 2.5 goals in total. So there is ample chance for this match to be a high scoring game.
The visitors are much better than their hosts for Saturday. They have lost only 3 games, but tend to draw more than they win. Form their 12 games they have 4 wins and 5 draws clearing this argument.
The Lilies have found the back of the net in 18 occasions and held the strong defensive line which conceded only 10 goals.
At present they are on a 4 match drawing streak in the league. In their last 6 games across all competitions, they have won and lost once. The win came against a strong Atlanta side. All 6 of their recent league matches had under 2.5 goals in total.
All their draws had the same scoreline 1-1. So although they scored they also conceded, which tells much about their defensive performance lately.
The team coached by Stefano Pioli have been winless in their last 6 away games. Three of those were defeats, against teams of the likes of Napoli, Lazio, and Inter. So they have not lost against weak opposition which gives them hope to come into this match. Under 2.5 goals came in 5 of their 6 games on the road.
While the hosts are looking to avoid going into the relegation zone, a win would ensure the visitors that they stay in the top-10. So a close match can be expected on Saturday.
Bologna vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Fiorentina is on a 4 match win streak in h2h games held across all venues.
- Bologna previously won this fixture back in 2013.
- The Purple are unbeaten against this opponent in 8 matches of which 7 were wins.
- The last 2 games had over 2.5 goals, unlike the 4 games prior to those.
- The visitors have won both the last 2 games at this ground against the hosts.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of the 5 games in which they met here.
Bologna vs Fiorentina: Prediction
The visitors have been sharing points in 4 of their last away matches, by conceding goals in all those games. Also, the hosts have never failed to score in the last 4 home games. So we can expect both the teams to score on Saturday and place a bet on the same with 1.91 odd.
Bologna lost their last home match against Atalanta. So they will be low on confidence while the visitors have not lost 4 games on the row. Even though a draw is possible I expect the away team to win this game by a small margin. So a bet can be placed on the away side to win with 1.50 odd.
Bologna vs Fiorentina: Betting Tips
Away win @ 1.50 (1/2).
Both teams to score @ 1.91 (10/11).