Bologna vs Fiorentina
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, Bologna.
Bologna will be looking to rebound from a devastating 5-0 defeat at Atalanta as they host fellow bottom-half rivals Fiorentina on Sunday afternoon at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
The Veltri are still on a safe distance from the danger area, sitting seven points above the likes of Cagliari, Torino, and Benevento in the Serie A standings. This, however, can’t be said for their Sunday counterparts who are just three points above the relegation zone.
This match should not by no means lack drama. Both Sinisa Mihajlovic and Giuseppe Iachini favour attacking-minded football and we have more than enough reasons to expect an open affair when these two sides take on each other.
Bologna vs Fiorentina Head-to-head
Fiorentina have been much more successful in the history of this match-up. They won 16, drew 16, and lost just 5 of 37 games against I Veltri.
Bologna scored only one goal in the last five meetings with Viola. Three of these five clashes, however, ended in goalless draws, including this term’s encounter at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
The draw has been the most common of the outcomes in H2H matches at Stadio Rennato Dall’Ara, occurring 9 times on 18 occasions.
Bologna vs Fiorentina Prediction
Fiorentina should enter the game in higher spirits after clinching four points from the last two league rounds. The positive run includes a 1-1 draw to last year champions Juventus in Florence.
However, Viola have really struggled to keep things quiet at the back throughout the entire season, especially on travels where they did not keep a clean sheet in nine successive league matches.
This will be the music to the ears of Rodrigo Palacio, Musa Barrow, Mattias Svanberg, and Roberto Soriano who are all capable of exploiting the rivals’ defensive holes with success.
Despite the low-scoring head to head tradition, we can’t imagine another goalless scenario here. Both teams have a strong firepower in the final third and they are at the same time both weak defensively.
The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score is by far the best betting option here. You can back it at the odds of 1.95.
We will also back Fiorentina to score two or more goals at the 2.10 odds, knowing that Bologna shipped five last weekend at Atalanta.