SPAL vs Bologna
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Paolo Mazza (Ferrara).
A real buzz is expected in and around Stadio Paolo Mazza on Sunday afternoon when SPAL and Bologna take on each other in a true relegation six-pointer. The stakes will be sky-high with just four points separating the two outfits on the brink of the danger area.
The hosts are in a better position being four points up, but their form does not quite promise success here. They are winless in last 11 league outings and they really found goals hard to come by in December. Spallini notched only one goal in last four league affairs. They played back-to-back goalless draws to the likes of Chievo and Udinese in last two home matches in Serie A.
SPAL vs Bologna: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head encounter between the two sides.
They claimed a win apiece in the previous term of Serie A (2-1 and 1-0).
SPAL shocked Bologna 0-1 on the road when teams took on each other at the start of this season in mid-August at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
SPAL vs Bologna: Prediction
Bologna were also struggling for goals throughout the entire campaign, especially on travels. Il Rossoblu only scored 8 goals in 10 away matches. They drew four and lost six in the process, a record which does not give them a reason for optimism ahead of such an important fixture against Spallini.
The visitors just can’t afford a failure here as they are three points shy of safe zone. They failed to score a single goal in four of past five matches in all competitions. Nevertheless, we have to mention a strong effort they made in the previous league fixture when they lost just narrowly 3-2 away at Napoli.
We expect a huge battle in the match of a huge importance on Sunday. The Over 5.5 cards in the match thus looks like the best of betting options. You can back it at the odds of 1.72. Obviously, the Under 2.5 goals should be a banker at 1.53 knowing that none of sides can be thrilled with their efficiency coming into the clash.
SPAL vs Bologna: Bet Tips
Over 5.5 cards in the match @ 1.72 (8/11)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15).