The prediction of Bologna and Napoli comes before the match of the 22nd round of the Serie A. This game will be played on January 17th at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, Italy. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Bologna vs Napoli Match Preview and Team News
Bologna has been cooking with gas on their own patch of late, delivering six victories as part of a several matches unbeaten run, so confidence should be high coming into this contest. Although Bologna is capable of putting most teams to the sword in domestic competition, it is interesting to note that 16 of their last 19 Serie A games have served up no more than three goals. Siniša Mihajlović’s Bologna hit the net eleven times in the previous nine outings. On the other hand, the number of goals scored against them during that time is 10. Musa Barrow is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed. Mattias Svanberg plays well in the middle of the field and does not allow much action to the opponent. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup.
After starting the season with eight successive victories, unbeaten in their opening 12, Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli has hit a bit of a rough patch of late. They have won just two of their last seven Serie A matches, dropping down to third in the race for the Scudetto, but there are definite caveats for their decline in form, namely the quality of opposition they have faced of late. Six of the last nine teams Napoli have faced in the Italian top-flight currently reside in the top ten, including away fixtures against both Milan clubs and Juventus; a tough schedule indeed. To dismiss Napoli this weekend due to a lack of form would be folly, as the side from Naples sits 13th in the form table over the last six matches. Piotr Zielinski shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Dries Mertens is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance.
Bologna vs Napoli Predicted Lineups
Bologna: Skorupski, Soumaoro, Bonifazi, Binks, Skov Olsen, Svanberg, Valencia, Soriano, Dijks, Orsolini, Barrow
Napoli: Ospina, Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Juan, Ghoulam, Demme, Lobotka, Politano, Zielinski, Politano, Mertens.
Bologna vs Napoli Betting Tips and Predictions
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Bologna is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Napoli should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Napoli to win @2.00
Over 2.5 FT @1.95
Correct score 1:3 @ 14.00