Brescia vs Bologna
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Mario Rigamonti.
Brescia are all set to host their first Serie A match in eight years after playing first two games on the road in which they’ve collected three points by beating Cagliari 1-0 in the season opener, but couldn’t stop AC Milan from getting a decisive goal at San Siro.
‘La Leonessa’ had a fantastic record at Stadio Mario Rigamonti in Serie B last season – 13 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. The hosts will be without suspended Balotelli and injured trio Ndoj, Magnani and Martella.
Bologna have picked up a 1-0 win over SPAL in the previous round thanks to Roberto Soriano’s goal deep into stoppages and now they’re levelled with Lazio, Genoa and Hellas Verona with four points from two opening games.
Bologna had 2-7-10 record on the road last season, although most of draws and losses happened under Pippo Inzaghi’s watch. Manager Sinisa Mihajlovic won’t be on the bench on Sunday and injured Danilo will be out for a few weeks.
Brescia vs Bologna: Head to Head
- Overall stats: Brescia 6 wins, Bologna 9 wins, 8 draws.
- Seven of the eleven games at Stadio Mario Rigamonti have failed to produce a winner.
- Brescia are unbeaten at home vs Bologna for more than twenty years. We’ve seen 3 home wins and 7 draws at this venue since then.
- Both sides have found the back of the net in their Serie B games in Season 2014/15 (Bologna – Brescia 1-1, Brescia – Bologna 2-1)
Brescia vs Bologna: Predicted Starting Lineups
Brescia (4-3-1-2): Joronen – Mateju, Sabelli, Cistana, Chancellor – Dessena, Bisoli, Tonali, Romulo, Aye, Donnarumma.
Bologna (4-2-3-1): Skorupski – Dijks, Bani, Denswil, Tomiyasu – Dzemaili, Medel – Sansone, Orsolini, Soriano – Destro.
Brescia vs Bologna: Prediction
Both teams to score will be my main bet here. Brescia have netted 39 goals at home last season (2.17 per game) and Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Bologna have scored at least one goal in eight of the last nine away fixtures in Serie A.
And I have to follow my hunch and back Serie B Capocannoniere to score anytime. Alfredo Donnarumma has netted 48 league goals for Brescia and Empoli in last two seasons and got on the score sheet against Cagliari in the opening game of the season.
Brescia vs Bologna: Bet Tips
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.80
Alfredo Donnarumma (Brescia) to score anytime @ 2.40.