Bologna welcome SSC Napoli at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara on Sunday for a match in the penultimate round of the current Serie A season.
SSC Napoli enjoy the view from the top of the table with 86 points after 36 league matches this season. Meanwhile, Bologna find themselves positioned as number 9 in the Serie A with 50 points following 36 rounds.
Bologna will try to spring a surprise on favourites SSC Napoli on Sunday and continue in their series of matches without defeat. Three more points would be massive for the team and their upcoming Serie A challenges.
Bologna average 1.7 goals per game in their last ten games, scoring 17 times. They conceded 11 goals or an average of 1.1 per game, with three clean sheets along the way.
SSC Napoli scored 13 goals, conceded ten and managed four clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Supporters will be hoping to see a similarly thrilling encounter, as it turned out to be the last time Bologna played against SSC Napoli. It finished 3-2 in a great match between the pair.
Bologna vs SSC Napoli Prediction
Bologna currently look solid, going undefeated in three matches, which started by drawing 1-1 against Sassuolo. They followed that up by sharing the spoils with Roma in a 0-0 encounter, before beating Cremonese in a 1-5 encounter. Bologna only pulled off two wins from a possible six in recent Serie A matches on home soil. Of the remaining four matches, they drew four and lost zero, as they scored six and conceded two goals.
SSC Napoli Form
Six points is SSC Napoli have to show from their past three matches, as they beat Fiorentina by 1-0. This was followed by a 2-0 defeat against Monza, before winning 3-1 against Inter. In their last six Serie A away matches, SSC Napoli won four, as they've also drawn and lost once, scoring ten while also conceding four times.
Form looks slightly more in favour of SSC Napoli than odds suggests. We believe the bookmakers have placed a little too much faith in Bologna and we like the prices on offer for the away win.
Bologna have taken 16 points from their last 17 games against teams from the top half of the Serie A table. They won four of these matches with a scoreline of 14 goals to 25. SSC Napoli took 39 points from their last 17 games against teams from the top half of the Serie A table. They won 13, scored 34 goals and conceded 17. Bologna are looking at a record of 13 wins, 11 draws and 12 defeats in the Serie A this season. SSC Napoli put 27 wins, five draws and four defeats on the board in the Serie A.
Bologna vs SSC Napoli Stats
- In 20 of the last 21 Bologna home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Bologna have not lost 14 of the last 16 home matches
- In 8 of the last 9 Bologna home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 6 of the last 7 matches Bologna played, both teams scored
- Bologna have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- In 19 of the last 21 SSC Napoli matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 8 SSC Napoli matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 12 of the last 13 SSC Napoli away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- SSC Napoli have not lost 10 of the last 12 away matches
- In 7 of the last 9 SSC Napoli away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
Bologna vs SSC Napoli Squads
The 40-year-old coach of the home team, Thiago Motta, will select the lineup against SSC Napoli from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Serie A this season:
Federico Ravaglia (0/0), Francesco Bardi (0/1), Lukasz Skorupski (0/35), Nicola Bagnolini (0/0), Adama Soumaoro (0/23), Charalambos Lykogiannis (2/21), Giorgos Kyriakopoulos (1/24), Jhon Lucumi (0/31), Joaquin Sosa (0/10), Kevin Bonifazi (0/11), Lorenzo De Silvestri (0/13), Stefan Posch (6/28), Andrea Cambiaso (0/30), Gary Medel (0/27), Jerdy Schouten (0/32), Kacper Urbanski (0/0), Lewis Ferguson (5/30), Michel Aebischer (1/30), Nicolas Dominguez (3/30), Niklas Pyyhtiae (0/5), Nikola Moro (1/24), Roberto Soriano (1/27), Antonio Raimondo (0/2), Gianmarco Cangiano (0/0), Joshua Zirkzee (1/17), Marko Arnautovic (9/19), Musa Barrow (3/30), Musa Juwara (0/0), Nicola Sansone (4/16), Orji Okwonkwo (0/0), Riccardo Orsolini (11/31).
SSC Napoli Squad
Below is the full team squad of SSC Napoli. The manager Spalletti will pick his starting XI against Bologna from these players:
Alex Meret (0/33), Davide Marfella (0/0), Hubert Idasiak (0/0), Pierluigi Gollini (0/6), Amir Rrahmani (2/27), Bartosz Bereszynski (0/16), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (3/36), Juan Jesus (1/14), Leo Oestigard (0/6), Mario Rui (0/21), Mathias Olivera (2/29), Min-Jae Kim (2/34), Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (3/34), Diego Demme (0/6), Eljif Elmas (6/35), Gianluca Gaetano (1/6), Karim Zedadka (0/2), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (12/32), Leonardo Candellone (0/0), Michael Folorunsho (0/0), Piotr Zielinski (3/35), Stanislav Lobotka (1/36), Tanguy Ndombele (1/30), Alessio Zerbin (0/9), Giacomo Raspadori (2/24), Giovanni Simeone (3/23), Hirving Lozano (3/32), Matteo Politano (3/27), Victor Osimhen (23/30).
Bologna vs SSC Napoli Team News
Bologna could be looking at four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against SSC Napoli.
Lorenzo De Silvestri, Musa Barrow, Joshua Zirkzee and Kevin Bonifazi are all absent from the Bologna squad that faces SSC Napoli at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara.
Bologna vs SSC Napoli Lineups
Bologna vs SSC Napoli H2H
SSC Napoli got the better of Bologna in the last two h2h meetings, winning by 3-2 and 2-0, respectively. SSC Napoli won seven of the last ten encounters against Bologna, but the latter won 3-2 in the latest meeting. The bookies have SSC Napoli to win this match at best price odds of 1/1.
Bologna vs SSC Napoli Results
Both teams found the back of the net seven times in the last ten matches between Bologna and SSC Napoli.
Bologna vs SSC Napoli Betting Tips
Victor Osimhen enjoys a great season with 23 league goals to his name, and he will be a handful for even the best of defences.
Stadio Renato Dell'Ara witnessed Bologna winning three of their 10 latest matches across all tournaments here. They drew five and lost two in this run. SSC Napoli won seven of their previous 10 games away, drew one and lost two. Bologna claimed a less than impressive three wins in 10 league matches, with SSC Napoli winning five of theirs.
There were more than three goals scored five times in the past ten encounters between Bologna and SSC Napoli, with the former averaging 1.2 goals a game. SSC Napoli scored 2.2 goals per game, while both teams to score paid out seven times in this run. Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Bologna, who scored an average of 1.7 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in two of the last ten outings for SSC Napoli, who managed to score one time in those matches.