The spotlight is on Bologna and Spezia, as the pair go looking to boost their confidence. They face each other this coming Friday at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara in the Serie A.
Bologna approach the next Serie A round as number 12 in the table, having claimed 23 points this season so far. With 19 games behind them, Spezia amassed 18 points, placing them as number 15 before their next fixture.
The hosts are currently 12th in the Serie A standings with 23 points after 19 rounds. Spezia are trailing behind them on 18 points, which makes them 15th in the rankings ahead of their next game.
Bologna will be looking to open a further gap in the table on Spezia when clashing in the Serie A on Friday. The visitors will be eager to prevent exactly that from happening and they will surely want to keep tap on their upcoming opponent.
Bologna average 1.6 goals per game in their last ten games, scoring 16 times. They conceded 16 goals or an average of 1.6 per game, with two clean sheets along the way.
Spezia scored ten goals, conceded 13 and kept their opponents from scoring two times in ten matches.
Supporters will be hoping to see a similarly thrilling encounter, as it turned out to be the last time Bologna played against Spezia. It finished 2-2 in a great match between the pair.
Bologna vs Spezia Prediction
Bologna added four points to the standings in their previous three matches, where they first beat Udinese 1-2. They were then defeated 1-0 against Lazio, before drawing 1-1 against Cremonese. Bologna won three of their previous six matches at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara in the Serie A. They drew two and suffered one defeats, scoring ten goals to five against.
In their last three matches, Spezia won 0-1 win against Torino, lost 5-2 against Atalanta and lost 0-2 against Roma. Spezia claimed two wins against zero draws and four defeats in their last six away matches in the Serie A. The scoreline from these matches reads ten goals conceded and four scored.
Spezia will be looking for a good result at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara, but backing Bologna in current form looks the value bet on Friday.
Bologna show off a record of six wins, five draws and eight defeats in the Serie A this season. Spezia enjoy a record of four wins, six draws and nine defeats in the Serie A.
Bologna vs Spezia Stats
- Bologna have scored in 17 of the last 18 home matches
- In 11 of the last 12 Bologna home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 11 of the last 13 Bologna matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Bologna have not lost 12 of the last 14 home matches
- Bologna have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Spezia have conceded in 13 of the last 15 away matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Spezia away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Spezia have scored in 11 of the last 13 matches
- In 4 of the last 5 Spezia away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Spezia have scored in the last 5 away matches in a row
Bologna vs Spezia Team News
At the time of writing, Bologna have four players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Spezia on Friday.
Lorenzo De Silvestri, Musa Barrow, Joshua Zirkzee and Kevin Bonifazi are missing from the squad, Bologna will field against Speziaon Friday.
Spezia have just one player unavailable for selection, when visiting Bologna at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara.
Jeroen Zoet won't be travelling with Spezia this time, as he nurses an injury.
Bologna vs Spezia H2H
Bologna and Spezia settled for a point in a 2-2 draw, when last faced with each other. The best betting odds on a another draw at full-time with the bookies are at 5/2. Bologna enter the match against Spezia with a 3-2-0 record in their previous five encounters. A win rate of 60%, which is perhaps worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Bologna vs Spezia Results
In four of the previous five matches between Bologna and Spezia both teams scored.
Bologna vs Spezia Betting Tips
Having scored just once lately in the Serie A, Marko Arnautovic will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Spezia hope M'Bala Nzola can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of four Serie A goals in his last six Serie A games.
Bologna claimed six wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing two and losing two. Spezia won three of their last 10 away games, as they also drew zero and lost seven of these matches. Spezia managed just four clean sheets in their last 10 away matches, while Bologna pulled off two clean sheets in their last 10 matches Stadio Renato Dell'Ara.
Over 2.5 goals came out four times in the last five encounters between these two teams. Bologna managed an average of 2.2 goals, with Spezia averaging 1.2 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet four times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Bologna’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of two goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Spezia, who managed to score two times in those matches.