Bologna and Sassuolo meet at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, in a match for the 25 th round of Serie A. Bologna won by (0-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, in 24- 09-2017. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 1 win and 2 draws in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 23-10-2016, for Serie A, which ended in a draw by (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by S. Verdi (10 ‘), for Bologna, and A. Matri (86’), for Sassuolo.
The home team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 27 points won, after 8 wins, 3 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Fiorentina, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Internazionale, by (2-1). In the last 10 home league matches Bologna has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 11 points out of 30 possible. They have not 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 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 12 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 24 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 12 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The Bologna enters this unmotivated party after a foreign snub, by 2-1, in the visit to the land of Inter. The home club usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the wings. The Bologna is a team that likes to play in their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does so through the left flank, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by the side Keita. For this game the home coach can not count on Verdi, Romagnoli and Angelo da Costa, for being injured. Masina and Mbaye will also not be available, because they are suspended.
The away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 23 points won, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Juventus, by (7-0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Cagliari, by (0-0). For the championship, Sassuolo won 13 points out of 30 possible, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 24 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 13 times and never got the comeback.
The Sassuolo comes to this game after a home draw, to zero, at the reception to Cagliari. The visiting team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring rapid transitions and attacks through the flanks. In this tactical scheme, the three most advanced players will be Politano, Berardi and Babacar. In the midfield it is possible for Missiroli, Magnanelli and Duncan to act. Coach Giuseppe Iachini should not be able to count on central defender Timo Letschert, because he was injured.
PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66