Bologna vs Verona: prediction for the Serie A fixture
Last season, Bologna were inconsistent. Sinisa Mihajlovic's men sometimes delivered really impressive performances, which were often followed by long winless streaks. At the same time, the Rossoblu avoided relegation battles: they finished on the 12th line, breaking away from the relegation zone by eight points.
In the first game of the new season, Bologna lost at home to Ternane in Coppa Italia (4:5). The Rossoblu also had problems in the first round of Serie A, but they managed to score more than their opponents could - the 3:2 victory over Salernitana was well deserved. A goalless draw with Atalanta in the last round put Bologna in 8th place in the table.
Verona looked very impressive last season. Under the leadership of Ivan Juric, the club joined the competition for European football. However, the Mastiffs finished only tenth, not being able to keep up with Sampdoria, Sassuolo, and Roma. In the summer, Eusebio Di Francesco became the new manager. In the first official game of the new season, Verona beat Catanzaro 3:0 in Coppa Italia.
However, the Mastiffs have had no luck in Serie A so far. In the first round, Miguel Veloso got a red card, and shorthanded Verona couldn't fight off Sassuolo (2:3). In the second round, Verona took on Inter Milan but were defeated with a score of 1:3. Currently, Verona are in 18th place in the table.
Verona suffered 2 of their last 6 away defeats with this score.
In the last 2 home games of Bologna, this bet played.
Verona scored in the second half in their last 2 away games.
Bologna look quite solid at the start of the season and already have four points in the asset. Today the Rossoblu will strive for victory: Verona are a convenient opponent for them. The Mastiffs aren't fully in shape yet and regularly make mistakes in defense. The hosts should win here.
Our prediction - Bologna to win.
Bologna always play to win at home and pay a lot of attention to the attack. In their last two home games, the Rossoblu have scored seven goals. Verona have not conceded less than three goals per game in the new season of Serie A, so we predict a landslide victory for Bologna.
Our second bet - Bologna to win by 2 goals.