Verona vs Bologna
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
Bologna took down the eventual runners up of last season Napoli on the final matchday and rounded off their campaign with a tenth-placed finish in the table. The squad were also unbeaten in their last three league clashes and will be hoping to get off to a positive start when they travel to Verona for their opener this weekend.
The hosts took the long route to secure their spot in the Serie A after they finished fifth in the second tier and had to make do with a spot in the play-offs. The team mustered an impressive comeback against Cittadella in the final qualifiers and posted a 3-2 aggregate scoreline to grab their spot in the first division.
Verona vs Bologna Head to head (h2h)
- Bologna have been securing the bragging rights in their last three games in a row.
- Their last encounter saw Verona concede two unanswered goals.
- Both teams have found the back of the net just once in their last six games.
- Only one out of their previous eight games have finished in a stalemate.
Verona vs Bologna Prediction
The home team came out on top just eight times in their seventeen clashes on home soil in the Serie B last time around, and have just two wins to boast of in their last six.
Additionally, Verona have not been faring well against this opponent in their previous meetings at this venue. It needs mentioning that the hosts have got the better of Bologna just twice in their last eight clashes and have now been admitting defeat for two games in a running.
The visitors have lost just once in their last four trips on the road across all competitions and are certainly sizing up as the front runners to clinch all three points on Sunday.
Verona have been away from top-flight football for a year now and will be in for a much tougher ninety in their opener with the visitors. Bologna are certainly much the better side in this one, so expect them to be the ones to break the deadlock before the hosts.
Verona vs Bologna Betting tips
Bologna to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
To open the scoring: Bologna @ 1.70 (7/10).