Bologna vs Inter Milan Serie A Match Preview :
Inter Milan will make their third departure of the new Serie A season to Renato Dall’Ara to confront the 13th placed team.
Inter Milan continued their great start to the season with a 2-0 win at Crotone on Saturday. Despite being overshadowed by their rivals AC in the transfer market this season, the smartest signing for either Milan side has to be Luciano Spalletti. The Former Roma manager has got Inter looking impressive across the pitch, and the players they signed last summer are now firing, after bedding in for a year.
Inter have really mixed things up so far this season, after kicking off their campaign with a 3-0 win over Fiorentina. That was a straightforward game, while they were solid in a 3-1 win at Roma. They were frustrated against SPAL and Crotone, but they ultimately won those two games 2-0. This trip to Bologna at the weekend appears to be quite similar.
The hosts won’t be too confident ahead of this clash, as they were awful against Italy’s top teams last year. They suffered defeats at home to all of Serie A’s top eight. That form shows no sign of disappearing either, after a 3-0 defeat to Napoli in their last outing in front of their own fans. That left the Rossoblu with just one point at home this term, which came against Torino, who finished ninth last season.
It’s not just that Bologna lost to the top sides, they also failed to make an impact in most of those clashes. They scored in just two of their home matches against the top eight, one against what was effectively a Juventus reserve team, and the other saw them lose 7-1 to Napoli. Having lost to nil against the Partenopei in their last home game, they’re clearly still struggling against elite defences.
Match Details :
Date: Tuesday, 19th September 2017
Time :19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET/00:15 IST
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (Bologna)
TV Broadcast : Sony Ten Network (India)
Live Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net.
Team News :
Bologna : Bologna struggled to win against Benevento and smudged a draw against Torino. This poor performance plus the fact that they come after 2 defeats in a row against Napoli and Fiorentina will negatively affect their confidence.
An important thing to mention is that Bologna is yet to win a match at home in the new season. The Greyhounds have been really disappointing at home as they scored just 1 goal and conceded 4 in their 2 games on their stadium.
Bologna have no new injury concerns here, they could name the same side which lost to Fiorentina.
Inter Milan : Inter Milan have been outstanding in the new Serie A season. They won all their first 4 encounters scoring 10 goals and conceding just 1 along the way. The Big Grass Snake had no emotions in defeating any of their opponents so far. Even the mighty AS Roma failed miserably on their own Stadio Olimpico as they lost 1-3 against Luciano Spalletti’s side.
Internazionale won at minimum 2 goals margin all their matches so far and their top goal-scorer Icardi seems to be in a good shape as he already netted 5 goals.
Inter Milan are expected to be at full strength once again, while they have little need to make changes after their brilliant start.
Bologna vs Inter Milan Stats :
Inter have won six straight Serie A clashes. They’ve scored at least twice in all of those victories. Both teams scored in just 37% of Bologna’s home matches last term.
Bologna vs Inter Milan-Head to Head:
Bologna failed to win against Inter in the last 7 meetings. Important to mention is that the games between the two teams have been extremely tight in the last 4 years.
Bologna vs Inter Milan-Prediction:
Bologna showed that they have significant problems in the defense line and on the attacking line as well. They were beaten by Fiorentina with 2-1 while the Inter had no problems against them, winning with a crushing 3-0.
Inter’s defense was sharper than ever as they conceded just 1 goal so far and the attack averages 2 goals per match. Therefore, Inter Milan is the team to back in this match, despite Bologna’s wish to win their first home match of the season.