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Bologna vs Inter Milan Prediction & Match Preview

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03 April 2021 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET Serie A Renato Dall'Ara

Inter will be looking to retain top position in the Serie A standings when they take on Bologna at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Saturday evening. 

The Nerazzurri are ten points clear of reigning champions Juventus, meaning that a win over Bologna would see them move one step closer to regaining the domestic title. 

Antonio Conte’s men are on an eight-game winning run in the Italian top flight, and even though Vecino, D’ambrosio, and De Vrij have been tested positive for coronavirus, away win should be considered.

Chile international Arturo Vidal is sidelined through injury. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the standings. 

Considering that Bologna have little to play for in the remainder of the season, we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders. 

Palacio is out of contention through suspension, while Skorupski remains quarantined.

Bologna vs Inter Milan Head-to-head

Teams Bologna Inter played so far 39 matches.
Bologna won 6 direct matches. Inter won 26 matches. 7 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.90 goals per Match.

Bologna vs Inter Milan Prediction

Bologna in actual season average scored 1.41 goals per match. In 13 (76.47%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 9 (52.94%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Inter average scored 2.41 goals per match in season 2021. In 16 (84.21%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 12 (63.16%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Inter will have Samir Handanovic back in time for the trip to Bologna, as the Slovenia international, who has been out with COVID-19, will be available to face the Rossoblu having passed return-to-play protocols. The 36-year-old goalkeeper has been ever-present in Serie A this term, keeping 10 clean sheets to date.

Centre-back Stefan de Vrij has also been cleared to return, but versatile defender Danilo D'Ambrosio is expected to miss out as he has yet to register a negative test.

If De Vrij is not considered ready to start, then Andrea Ranocchia is more likely to cover in the back three than the declining Aleksandr Kolarov, though both may be required if rumours about a shoulder injury affecting Alessandro Bastoni's participation are confirmed.

Antonio Conte's only other concern is over Arturo Vidal, who is still suffering from a knee problem, so Roberto Gagliardini could be handed a start in central midfield.

Bologna goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty with Poland and will sit out Saturday's fixture, with veteran stopper Angelo Da Costa set to be called upon to shut out the league leaders.

Paolo Farago (thigh) and Aaron Hickey (shoulder) are unavailable for Sinisa Mihajlovic's side, while former Inter man Rodrigo Palacio is ruled out due to suspension, so in-form forward Musa Barrow will continue to lead the line.

Winger Andreas Skov Olsen impressed for Denmark during the past fortnight and will aim to build on his dramatic match-winner last time out, if offered another start.

Bologna possible starting lineup:
Da Costa; Tomiyasu, Danilo, Soumaoro, Dijks; Svanberg, Dominguez; Skov Olsen, Soriano, Sansone; Barrow

Inter Milan possible starting lineup:
Handanovic; Skriniar, Ranocchia, Bastoni; Hakimi, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Perisic; Martinez, Lukaku
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