Bologna and Napoli Can Relax as They Meet in Penultimate Fixture of the Season

    Bologna FC vs SSC Napoli - 28/05/2023

    Bologna and Napoli Can Relax as They Meet in Penultimate Fixture of the Season
    Ettore Griffoni /
    25/05/23 5338

    We have reached the penultimate round of fixtures in the Italian Serie including the meeting between Bologna and Napoli.

    The game will be played on the 28th of May at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara and the hosts begin the weekend in 10th place on 50 points while the visitors are top of the league on 86 points and confirmed champions.

    Bologna come into the match on the back of a 5-1 thumping of Cremonese last weekend in Serie A. Bologna raced into a 3-0 lead at half time and added two further goals in the second half, the fifth of which came having had a player sent off. Cremonese scored a consolation goal at the end of the game.

    The win at Cremonese was the first victory for Bologna 7 attempts in Serie A. There have been draws with AC Milan, Juventus, and Roma at home plus Sassuolo away. There have been 2 defeats in those 7 games, with the losses coming at Verona and Empoli.

    Trends show no defeats can be found in Bologna’s 6 most recent home matches in Serie A. However, they have failed to win their last 3 home league fixtures and have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their 9 most recent Serie A matches on home soil.

    Napoli travel to the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara having recorded a good 3-1 home win over Champions League finalists Inter Milan last weekend in Serie A.

    Napoli opened the scoring in the 67th minute but Inter Milan thought they had taken a point when they equalised 8 minutes from time. However, Napoli had other ideas and they scored 2 goals in the final five minutes to seal the win.

    The victory over Inter Milan means Napoli are undefeated in 7 of their 8 most recent Serie A games. There have been wins over Fiorentina and Inter Milan at home plus Juventus away.

    Napoli have been held at home by Verona, AC Milan, and Salernitana plus Udinese away. The only defeat in Napoli’s last 8 matches came at Monza.

    Trends show Napoli have not lost a match in 36 of their last 40 fixtures in Serie A. They have won 8 of their last 10 league games on the road and have seen under 2.5 goals in each of their last 3 away matches.

    Team news and Bologna are without suspended forward Riccardo Orsolini. Adama Soumaoro and Roberto Soriano are injured plus there are doubts over the fitness of Giorgos Kyriakopoulos.

    Napoli also have a player suspended and Elif Elmas will be forced to watch from the sidelines. Hirving Lozano is out due to a knee injury.

    There is nothing riding on this game for either team but they will both be determined to win their final two fixtures.

    We expect to see under 2.5 goals in this match and if Napoli play anywhere near their best, they should take maximum points as they aim to finish with over 90 points this season.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    0 - 2
    3.25 3.30 2.20 no no no
    2 - 2(0 - 1)
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