Today, Monday, the matches are traditionally small and put an end to some of the championships we watch together, but in this case they are a transition to the curious first rounds in the groups of the Champions League, Champions League and the newly established Conference League starting tomorrow.
The first for today is the match closing the third round in Serie A, at the Stadium Renato DelAra Bologna receives the guests from Verona.
Bologna finished last season just below the golden mean - 12th, but in good contrast to the danger zone and this will be the program at least for this race. The start for the "Greyhounds" led by Sinisa Mihajlovic this season was very good - 3: 2 on this field against Salernitana and a very respectable draw, with 0: 0 in Bergamo against Atalanta. Not allowing a goal against this team, with the strongest attack in the last two championships, is a small feat. Today there should be no underestimation, guests are looking for first points and can be dangerous.
Verona not only lost their first two matches, but also conceded six goals. True, he met strong teams - 2: 3 at home from Sassuolo and 1: 3 from the champion of Inter Giuseppe Meazza, but "Jaloblu" were exactly in this golden environment - 10th in the last championship and should start to win assets. Recall, the team in the last five seasons dropped out twice - in 2015 - 2016 and 2017 - 2018, when fortunately it quickly returned to the elite, but fans will not want a third failure and Eusebio Di Francesco he must quickly lead the team into calm waters. Today's visit is difficult in terms of negative statistics from the last three seasons, will it be the same today?
Here are the results in these direct matches - 2017 - 2018 - two victories for Bologna - 3: 2 as guests and 2-0 on this field. In 2019 - 2020 - two draws of 1: 1. In the last match - 1: 0 for the "Red - Blues" at this stadium, and in Verona a draw - 2: 2. with about 1.5 / 1 the hosts are favorites in the given rates, the tips are a bit strange for us against the background of these results - X2, goal / goal and over 2.5 goals. Admittedly, we are closer to success for Bologna with a high odds, but we still offer you what happened in their last three households - goal / goal prediction.
Bologna is a confident host
Bologna is one of the teams easy to analyze. Because he is one of those who underwent small changes for the current campaign.
The most important thing is that Sinisa Mihajlovic continues to work with them for another season.
Of course, he is the person who is best aware of what his team needs.
The important defender was central defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, who was sold to Arsenal.
But deputies were immediately called to his post.
However, notice the attraction of new central strikers. One of them is Marko Arnautovic.
Bologna is a team that finishes in the bottom half of the standings. And staying in the elite is only due to the performance at home.
Last season, for example, as hosts they lost only 5 of the top teams, if we exclude Genoa.
As well as from the surprise of the season Sassuolo.
Only the visits were a problem. And more precisely the poor realization in them. That's why the new additions are ahead.
Now they started with an expected victory over Salernitana at home with 3-2. And one goal was from a penalty.
In the 2nd round they drew away to Atalanta. No goals, but again without creating almost anything.
Verona must be careful
We don't have that much analysis data for the Verona team. Because they have a new mentor from the summer - Eusebio Di Francesco.
He led Cagliari during the last campaign. And with them he had only 4 away victories.
In the new season, Verona has already recorded two home losses.
True, both Inter and Sassuolo are serious rivals. But it is a fact that they conceded a total of 6 goals against them.
In addition, they are the 3rd team to concede the most goals in Serie A.
Forecast for Bologna - Verona
Certainly, the Verona players were preparing to improve their game in defense during the break from the qualifications.
The bookmakers are misled by the statistics for their two successful matches at the start of the season in Calcio.
And we are offered a great odds for the more likely otherwise low performance in this match.
In front of Verona, in addition to not allowing a third consecutive loss, the goal is not to easily concede goals.
Bologna are also not a force to attack.
Draw and under 3 goals in the match.
I choose the second for my forecast.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Bologna have won just 2 of their last 7 games: 2-1-4.
- Bologna have conceded a goal in 21 of their last 23 games.
- He has over 4.5 goals in 3 of Bologna's last 4 games.
- Verona have won just 2 of their last 15 games: 2-5-8.
- Verona have conceded a goal in 13 of their last 15 games.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 4 of Verona's last 5 games.
- Bologna is in a series of 7 games without a loss to Verona : 4-3-0.
- He has under 2.5 goals in 4 of the last 5 matches between the two teams.