Bologna vs Napoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Gli Azzurri have been on a rampage for the whole of 2020, and seems to be in preparation for their upcoming Champions Leg match-up against Barcelona. They are level on aggregate scoreline against the Spaniards, but have conceded an away goal.
Since the team has already ensured a Europa League ticket for next season by winning the Coppa Italia, and the top-four seems out of reach, their only agenda now would be to be ready for the Catalans.
This Wednesday, they are taking on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men, who are placed in the mid-table – far outside of the European zone, and on top of that, Gennaro Gattuso’s men also do have a great h2h record against this opponent.
Likely, expect a Napoli win at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Bologna vs Napoli: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the former ten clashes had goals from both teams.
- The previous 14 match-ups in a row had three or more goals.
- Eight of the eleven wins had gone to Gattusso’s men.
- Since 2013, every single encounter at this venue had three or more goals.
- The guests have scored a total of 19 goals from the past six games at this ground.
Bologna vs Napoli: Prediction
Mihajlovic’s men recorded a 2-2 draw on the road the last match-day, against Parma. However, it was as good as a loss.
The guests had slotted in two goals by the first 15 minutes of the game, and led for a long time. However, they conceded two goals in the space of 120 seconds in the injury time to let the win slip out of their hands.
In the meantime, Gli Azzurri registered a 2-2 draw at home against AC Milan. Considering that Milan had just defeated Juventus, a tied game was a great result.
As things stand, Gattusso’s men have the upper hand. They were unbeaten in 15 of their past 17 overall match-ups, and managed to win 12 of these. Keep note they have lost just against Atalanta (arguably the best team in Italy right now), in the last six months.
On the road, they had won six of their past seven road trips, and have lost just four times away from home this whole season – against Juventus, Roma, Lazio and Atalanta – the four best teams in the country.
Moreover, they have a phenomenal h2h record against Mihajlovic’s men as well. Considering these observations, expect a Napoli win this game week.
Bologna vs Napoli: Betting Tips
Napoli to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Napoli to Score in First Half @ 1.75 (3/4).