The exciting Sunday of Italian Serie A promises another day of thrilling matches, including Fiorentina vs Bologna, where both teams aim to revive their European competition aspirations.
Bologna holds a two-point lead over Fiorentina in the standings, making for a highly entertaining match until the final whistle, just like their first encounter of the season, which was won by Bologna 2-1.
At JefeBet, we provide analysis, predictions, and other information for each Serie A matchday and this time we give you our take on the intriguing Fiorentina vs Bologna showdown.
Predictions, Picks, and Betting Odds for Fiorentina vs Bologna Serie A Matchday 21 Game on February 05, 2023
- Where: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy.
- When: Sunday, January 5, 2023, 12:00 PM E.T.
- Unibet Moneyline: Fiorentina (-129) / Tie (+260) / Bologna (+370)
- Unibet Asian Handicap: Fiorentina (AH -0.75, +109) / Bologna (AH +0.75, -124)
- Unibet‘s Over/Under (2.5): Over (+112), Under (-137)
- Both teams score Unibet:Yes (+100) / No (-125)
Betting on ACF Fiorentina
The last few matchdays have not been entirely beneficial for Fiorentina, who have failed to win in the three most recent ones (1 draw, 2 defeats). Despite that, it could be said that the team is in a good moment, after a 1-1 draw away to Lazio in the league followed by a 2-1 win over Torino in the Coppa Italia semifinals.
The Viola are currently drifting in the middle part of the standings, where, although they maintain an 11-point gap to the relegation zone, they are also 13 points away from the places that give access to European competitions.
At least being at home could give them some confidence to get back to winning ways in the league, as it has been at the Stadio Artemio Franchi that they have taken 15 of their 24 points so far in this Serie A campaign.
Possible Fiorentina lineup (4-2-3-1): Pietro Terracciano; Dodô, Nikola Milenković, Igor Júlio, Cristiano Biraghi; Sofyan Amrabat, Alfred Duncan; Nicolás González, Giacomo Bonaventura, Losip Brekalo; Luka Jović.
Betting on Bologna F.C. 1909
After starting 2023 with two defeats in a row, Bologna finally seems to have fired up the engines, arriving here in the midst of a three-match unbeaten streak after a 2-0 home win over Spezia last matchday thanks to goals from Stefan Posch and Riccardo Orsolini, a result that helped them bounce back from a tough exit in the Coppa Italia round of 16 in mid-January.
Like their opponents, Thiago Motta’s team is far from the relegation zone, but their real hopes of fighting for a place in European competitions are slim, so they need a win here to bounce back.
However, they will need to improve their away form, with only Spezia, Verona and Cremonese having taken fewer points on the road than Bologna before the start of this matchday. In addition, Bologna are, along with Inter, the team that has allowed the most goals away from home this campaign, something they will be looking to address with the arrival of defender Georgios Kyriakopoulos.
Possible Bologna lineup (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Skorupski; Stefan Posch, Adama Soumaoro, Jhon Lucumi, Georgios Kyriakopoulos; Jerdy Schouten, Nicolas Dominguez; Riccardo Orsolini, Lewis Ferguson, Roberto Soriano; Joshua Zirkzee.
Although the addition of Kyriakopoulos promises to strengthen Bologna’s backline, he is not expected to have an immediate impact, even less so against a Fiorentina side that has scored 14 goals in ten home games this campaign.
However, the Viola have also been quite permissive at home, conceding 15 goals at home so far, so they will certainly not have an easy time stopping a Bologna side that has scored in ten of their last 11 league appearances.
Therefore, we expect this to be a very entertaining match, with both teams looking for the goal from the beginning and taking advantage of the opponent’s defensive weaknesses, leaving a score of more than 2.5 total goals, as has been the case in four of their last six meetings..
Prediction: Over (FIO 2-1 BOL).
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