Soccer match preview: Atalanta confident before travelling to Bologna

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Wed 23.December
Match begins: 19:45 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (36532 seats)

Bologna hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 14 points and a 14th position in the Serie A table. Visiting Atalanta holds 7th place with 21 pts.

Insights:
  • Bologna have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Bologna and Atalanta.

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Bologna form and stats

3-0-3 (win-draw-lost) are the Serie A numbers at home for Bologna so far this season.

The home team returns to Stadio Renato Dall'Ara after being equal after 90 minutes with Torino (placed 18th) on their last time out; the Serie A game ended 1-1. Preceding that game was the away draw at Spezia that finished 2-2.

The Bologna manager S. Mihajlović has got the team scoring with 12 from 6 home games in the league. Goals are flowing in at the wrong end for Bologna with 13 goals conceded in these matches.

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Atalanta form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Serie A travels is 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat. Two points from the last two away games for Atalanta, which the math geniuses among you will translate to two draws.

The supporters enjoyed Atalanta's previous game versus Roma (placed 4th), a Serie A 4-1 win played at home. Preceding that game, the 1-1 draw paying a visit to Juventus.

Atalanta have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 12 goals from 6 away matches. Atalanta struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 9 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

Last ten meetings between the teams: Bologna won two, Atalanta won eight and zero draws. five games with over 2,5 goals, five matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

BolognaR. Soriano
R. Soriano
6 goals
AtalantaL. Muriel Fruto
L. Muriel Fruto
5 goals
AtalantaA. Gómez
A. Gómez
4 goals

Bologna missing players

Atalanta missing players

Bologna Atalanta
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
13 6 1 Played P 3 6 12
4 3 1 Won W 2 3 6
2 0 0 Drew D 1 2 3
7 3 0 Lost L 0 1 3
19 12 3 Scored S 6 12 26
25 13 2 Conceded C 3 9 18
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 83% 92%
77% 67% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 83% 92%
62% 67% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 67% 67%
46% 67% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 50% 50%
31% 67% 100% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 50% 42%
69% 67% 100% BTTS BTTS 67% 83% 75%
8% 17% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 17% 17%
23% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 17% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 2.5 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 2.5 2
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
14.2 13.2 23 Shots (avg) S ( 15 13.7 15.3
5.2 5.7 11 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 5.2 5.8
28% 35% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 39% 38%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Bologna have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Bologna haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Milan 13 9 4 0 29 14 6 3 3 0 14 7 7 6 1 0 15 7 15 31
2 Inter 13 9 3 1 32 16 7 5 1 1 17 11 6 4 2 0 15 5 16 30
3 Juventus 13 7 6 0 28 10 6 4 2 0 12 3 7 3 4 0 16 7 18 27
4 Roma 13 7 3 3 28 21 6 4 2 0 15 5 7 3 1 3 13 16 7 24
5 Napoli 13 8 0 5 26 14 6 4 0 2 17 7 7 4 0 3 9 7 12 23
6 Sassuolo 13 6 5 2 23 15 7 2 3 2 10 10 6 4 2 0 13 5 8 23
7 Atalanta 12 6 3 3 26 18 6 3 1 2 14 9 6 3 2 1 12 9 8 21
8 Lazio 13 6 3 4 20 20 7 2 2 3 9 12 6 4 1 1 11 8 0 21
9 Hellas Verona 13 5 5 3 17 12 7 3 2 2 9 6 6 2 3 1 8 6 5 20
10 Sampdoria 13 5 2 6 21 21 6 2 1 3 11 9 7 3 1 3 10 12 0 17
11 Udinese 12 4 3 5 14 15 6 2 1 3 5 7 6 2 2 2 9 8 -1 15
12 Benevento 13 4 3 6 15 23 7 2 2 3 8 12 6 2 1 3 7 11 -8 15
13 Cagliari 13 3 5 5 19 24 6 2 2 2 10 10 7 1 3 3 9 14 -5 14
14 Bologna 13 4 2 7 19 25 6 3 0 3 12 13 7 1 2 4 7 12 -6 14
15 Parma 13 2 6 5 12 23 7 1 4 2 3 8 6 1 2 3 9 15 -11 12
16 Fiorentina 13 2 5 6 13 21 7 2 3 2 8 8 6 0 2 4 5 13 -8 11
17 Spezia 13 2 5 6 18 27 6 0 3 3 7 14 7 2 2 3 11 13 -9 11
18 Torino 13 1 4 8 21 31 7 0 3 4 12 17 6 1 1 4 9 14 -10 7
19 Genoa 13 1 4 8 12 26 7 1 1 5 10 15 6 0 3 3 2 11 -14 7
20 Crotone 13 1 3 9 11 28 6 1 1 4 6 12 7 0 2 5 5 16 -17 6

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Read more about Serie A

Serie A is the division at the top of the Italian football league system and regarded as one of the top leagues of the world. 20 teams play each other home and away to create a final league table after 380 fixtures. The winners are titled “Campione d’Italia” (Champion of Italy), often referred to as the scudetto.