Serie A – Bologna – Fiorentina on Match-day 6

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This Sunday sees Bologna go head to head with Fiorentina at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara – Kick-off 3:00pm GMT.

Bologna, currently sitting sixteenth, host eleventh placed Fiorentina on Sunday.

It’s three points so far for Bologna this season, going into this fixture

Bologna have been inconsistent in their previous two games, drawing 2-2 at Spezia Calcio and 1-1 at Salernitana, so a win in this fixture must be the focus.

Also, with two draws in two fixtures, Bologna need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. Now they have 0 matches won, 2 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixteenth place, with a total of three points having drawn three fixtures and lost two games.

Playing at home, Bologna have drawn two meetings.

A victory for Bologna would put them on 6 points.

Bologna are likely to be missing two of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Fiorentina go into this game with six points secured

Whilst a disappointing 1-1 draw against Juventus in their last game, is not the worst result they could have experienced, Fiorentina will be keen to improve the result in this fixture.

Also, Fiorentina are quickly becoming the Serie A’s draw specialists, having recorded three in their last four matches. With six points (1W, 1L and 3D), they are established in eleventh position in the League having won one game, drawn three fixtures, and lost one game.

Playing away from home, Fiorentina have drawn one game and lost one game.

Fiorentina will have 9 points if they manage to secure a victory.

A solid defensive team

Defence begins with attack and Fiorentina have defended well as a team, borne out by conceding four goals in their previous fixtures. Every player has contributed to them delivering a solid defensive display this Serie A season. This has been a poor season for them so far in terms of goals scored, with a total of four. However, their stand-out attacking players have been Giacomo Bonaventura (1), Luka Jovic (1), and Rolando Mandragora (1).

Fiorentina may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Bologna v Fiorentina – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels it’s an encounter that strangely has tended to favour the local team with Fiorentina 18 victories and 17 draws. In addition, the two sides have played out draws in eleven of their last 20 fixtures encounters. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The Greyhounds delivered a 1-0 home win.

Performance Report

For Bologna, Marko Arnautovic has nettedfive goals in five League fixtures this season, while Giacomo Bonaventura, one of their best scorers, has nettedone goal in five League fixtures this campaign for Fiorentina.

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