Bologna vs Hellas Verona
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (Bologna)
Following a narrow loss at Torino, Bologna will be eager to bounce back and claim maximum points against well-coached Scaligers.
Bologna vs Verona: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (20 games): Bologna 12 Wins, Hellas Verona 4 wins, 4 Draws.
The Veltri have 7-1-2 record at Renato Dall’Ara against Verona.
Bologna have scored at least two goals in five of the last seven home games vs Scaligers.
Five of the last seven head-to-head meetings had under 2.5 goals.
Bologna and Hellas played out a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in August.
Bologna vs Verona: Match Preview
I Veltri’s three-game unbeaten stretch came to a halt as they fell to a 0-1 road defeat at Torino. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men have failed to find the net in Serie A game for the first time since September 29th.
The front office is making all the right moves off the pitch as they are about to sign Musa Barrow from Atalanta to replace the ageing Rodrigo Palacio up-front and Bologna tifosi will be excited to see Nicolas Dominguez, former Velez star, who’s set to make his home debut.
The Emilia-Romagna outfit are currently 13th on the ladder.
Mihajlovic won’t be able to count on Denswil (13 games, 1 goal), Dijks (4/0), Krejci (10/1) and Medel (13/0).
Bologna have three wins, three draws and three defeats at Renato Dall’Ara, scoring and conceding 1.58 goals per match. They shared the spoils with Fiorentina (1-1) in most recent home game.
The high-flying Scaligers have moved up in the standings following back-to-back wins over SPAL (2-0) and Genoa (2-1). Hellas Verona were tipped to struggle big-time this season, but Croatian tactician Ivan Juric made them dangerous, hard to beat, and now they’re sitting at 9th place with a game in hand, eleven points above the pit and just four points behind the sixth place that brings Europa League football.
Verona have registered three wins, one draw and four losses away from home this season, averaging 1.13 goals netted per match and conceding 1.25 in return. ‘I Mastini’ have collected six points from last five away fixtures (2-0-3).
Injured trio Alan Empereur (3/0), Salcedo (9/1), Crescenzi (0/0) will miss the trip.
Bologna vs Hellas Verona: Predicted Starting Lineups
Bologna (4-2-3-1): Skorupski – Mbaye, Tomiyasu, Danilo, Bani – Poli, Dominguez – Sansone, Soriano, Orsolini – Palacio.
Hellas Verona (3-4-1-2): Silvestri – Rrahmani, Gunter, Kumbulla – Lazovic, Faraoni, Amrabat, Veloso – Pessina, Zaccagni – Verre.
Bologna vs Hellas Verona: Prediction
I’m really looking forward to this game. The hosts are an attacking-minded team and have scored at least one goal in each of their home games this season. With or without Musa Barrow in the squad, they should be able to score two or more on Sunday.
Lastly, I will take goals on both ends as it suits my 2-1 hunch. 89 percent of Bologna’s games at Renato Dall’Ara had BTTS – Yes and Verona have upped their game in the final third, scoring ten goals over the last five league matches.
Bologna vs Hellas Verona: Betting Tips
Bologna To Score Over 1.5 Goals @1.83
Both teams to score – Yes @1.76
Correct Score Tip: Bologna To Win 2-1 @9.25