The match between Bologna and Benevento on Friday marks the start of the 22nd round of the Italian Serie A. The two teams have absolutely equal figures of six wins, five draws and ten losses, occupying adjacent positions in the lower half of the standings. In October, the newcomers won 1-0 the first match between the two teams of the season.
Recently, Bologna has started winning again, doing the same with Verona and Parma in January. There were two losses between these two victories, but it is difficult to avoid those from Juventus and Milan. It is interesting to note that all five draws for the team in Serie A were consecutive in the period December 16 - January 6.
Benevento turned his back on the victories and such is missing in the last five rounds of the Italian championship. During this period, three defeats were collected, and the team collected four goals each from Atalanta, Crotone and Inter. In the previous round, the "Red-Yellows" finished 1: 1 with Sampdoria, but they can regret it, as they collected the equalizer in 80 minutes.
The two teams have only three matches between them in Italy, and in neither of them they managed to sign together. Bologna recorded a double in the 2017/18 season, winning 3-0 at their Renato Dal'Ara. This opportunity in the current campaign opens before Benevento, and the newcomers perform well as a guest with a victory in 40% of their visits.
Bologna is not an excellent player on its own ground, but I don't think it will lose on Friday, and I even think it will win. However, the dry nets for the team are a rare event, and three times we saw a 2: 2 draw with their participation. With just one of their ten defeats of the season, Benevento have collected less than two goals, and Bologna has covered the line of over 1.5 team goals seven times. In the end, I expect an equal and effective match, as the opponents are doing well against teams around them in the standings.
My prediction for Bologna - Benevento is Number of Goals Home: Bologna Over 1.5 Goals .
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