Bologna VS SPAL
30 August 2019 – 19:45
Regular Season – Round 2
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30 Aug – 19:45
Who will be the winner?
Bologna and SPAL meet at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, in a match for the 2nd round of the Serie A. In 4 head‑to‑heads in the last 3 years, the away team won 2, tied 1 and lost 1. The last head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 20‑01‑2019, and ended in a draw by (1‑1).
Analysis of Bologna
The home team comes to this 2nd round after a (1‑1) draw in their league debut, against Hellas Verona. Bologna has won 7, tied 1 and lost 2 of the last 10 home matches. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 39 of the last 44 have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
Bologna come to this match after a 1-1 draw against Verona, conquering the first point in this Italian championship: the only goal of the team was signed by Nicola Sansone. By playing at home in this match, coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is expected to benefit from the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, always with the aim of not giving space to his opponent. Hypothetically, we will look at this team lined up in 4-3-3. Nicola Sansone is Bologna’s top scorer in this competition with 1 goal scored. The entire squad is available for this game.
Analysis of SPAL
The away team comes to this 2nd round after a (2‑3) loss in their league debut, against Atalanta. In the last 10 away matches SPAL has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
SPAL come to this match after a 2-3 loss to Atalanta, starting this Italian Serie A in a negative way: the team’s goals were scored by Federico Di Francesco and Andrea Petagna. Usually coach Leonardo Semplici plays in 3-5-2, favoring a very straightforward playing style. Set pieces are a very strong point of this team, so SPAL are expected to use this method to create danger. We also highlight the quality of the center-midfielder Kurtic, which is very competent in the organization of the process. Out of this game are Salamon and Mohamed Fares, both with physical problems.