Bologna vs. Milan, Betting Tips and Previews

05 December 2019

Sunday 8 December

Stadio Renata Dall’Ara

Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek Source:Daniele Mascolo, Action Images/Reuters

Just one point seperates Bologna and Milan, as the two sides face off in Serie A in Emilia Romagna on Sunday afternoon. Both are stuck mid-table as the New Year approaches.

Past Meetings

Milan won by two goals to one when the sides last met, in an action packed fixture that saw red cards to Lucas Paqueta, Nicola Sansone and Mitchell Dijks.

Team News

Sinisa Mihajlovic is likely to field a widely similar side to the one that beat Napoli on Sunday evening, although may be forced into rotations with a mid-week Coppa Italia fixture planned. Michael Santander, Roberto Soriano and Mitchell Dijks are all out injured, making squad depth a potential problem for the coach.

Just Leo Duarte is missing from Stefano Pioli’s squad meaning that his centre-back partnership of Matteo Musacchio and Alessio Romagnoli is likely to continue. Up front, the manager may be tempted into a change, swapping the out of form Krzysztof Piatek for Rafa Leao.

Bologna vs. Milan Predictions, Preview and Predictions

A trip to the Dell’Ara would traditionally have caused little worry for Milan, but this Sunday the Rossoneri will be overtaken by their hosts if they lose and the hosts are 2.80 for the win. To make matters worse, sitting in 11th place in the table, Stefano Pioli’s side could drop as low as 14th, just four points clear of the relegation zone. Milan though are 2.55 for the win, with the draw at 2.80.

Milan have struggled to establish any kind of identity, having had three managers in the past six months. To make matters worse, the revolving door of transfers has been largely unsuccesful, with last season’s break out star, Piatek, failing to carry his form into this campain, whilst fellow-striker Ante Rebic looks set to leave the club in January. In fact, the only major positive of the last transfer window is Lucas Hernandez, the left-back often looking Milan’s biggest creative outlet, and scoring last weekend.

The win for Milan last week against an in form Parma suggests that they may be on the road to recovery, but Bologna are no easy opponent. Mihajlovic’s side are in identical form to their opponents over the past four games, and boast a squad full of talent including the mercurial Riccardo Orsolini, the evergreen Rodrigo Palacio and former Inter enforcer Gary Medel.

This well balanced squad battled to a shock win at Napoli, and will be looking to claim another Serie A giant sclap on Sunday.  

Recommended Bets

Under 2.5 goals at 1.9

Neither strike force has been particularly effetive of late, and there could well be a stalemate.

Both teams to score at 1.68

Milan will go to the Dall’Ara looking for a win, although could well be left open on the counter-attack.

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