Serie A match prediction: Little separates Bologna and Hellas Verona in quality

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Sat 16.January
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (36532 seats)

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Serie A table so far. Here's the Bologna - Hellas Verona latest:

Insights:
  • Bologna have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Hellas Verona haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

Bologna and Hellas Verona should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Bologna form and stats

Overall Serie A stats at home this season for Bologna are 3-2-3 (wins-draw-losses). Bologna have played two draws in a row on their own stadium.

Bologna lost their last game at Genoa (placed 17th) after a 0-2 scoreline. In the match before that, Bologna hosted Udinese and drew the game 2-2.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Bologna have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found five matches with the results: Won one, drawn two and lost two.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (16 in 8 games), Bologna's attacking play is working. Bologna have conceded 17 goals in these home games, a significant number. It's worth mentioning that 9 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Hellas Verona form and stats

As the visiting team in Serie A matches, Hellas Verona have produced an overall stat of 3-4-1 so far. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Parma game have they lost an away game, meaning Hellas Verona has taken points from seven away matches in a row.

The supporters enjoyed Hellas's previous game versus Crotone (placed 20th), a Serie A 2-1 win played at home. A 1-1 draw at Torino's stadium before that.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Hellas playing away and similar expectations, we found 18 relevant matches. Results were three Hellas Verona wins, ten draws and five defeats.

Hellas find the net regularly in their away games. 10 goals from 8 away fixtures in the league. It's not easy to score on Hellas as they have only conceded 7 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

Last ten meetings between the teams: Bologna won five, Hellas Verona won two and three draws. three games with over 2,5 goals, seven matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

BolognaR. Soriano
R. Soriano
6 goals
Hellas VeronaM. Zaccagni
M. Zaccagni
4 goals
BolognaM. Barrow
M. Barrow
3 goals

Bologna missing players

Hellas Verona missing players

Bologna Hellas Verona
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
17 8 2 Played P 1 8 16
4 3 0 Won W 1 3 6
5 2 1 Drew D 0 4 6
8 3 1 Lost L 0 1 4
23 16 5 Scored S 2 10 19
31 17 6 Conceded C 1 7 16
94% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 94%
76% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 75%
59% 75% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 25% 38%
47% 75% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 12%
24% 50% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
65% 75% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 62% 62%
12% 12% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 25%
29% 12% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 12% 19%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.4 2.6 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.4 2.4
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
13.2 12.2 12 Shots (avg) S ( 5 8.8 11.1
5.1 5.5 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 3 3.6
27% 36% 42% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 42% 33%
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 at home.
  • Hellas Verona haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  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 17 12 4 1 37 19 9 5 3 1 20 12 8 7 1 0 17 7 18 40
2 Inter 17 11 4 2 43 23 8 6 1 1 23 13 9 5 3 1 20 10 20 37
3 Roma 17 10 4 3 37 26 9 6 3 0 21 9 8 4 1 3 16 17 11 34
4 Atalanta 16 9 4 3 40 22 8 5 1 2 22 10 8 4 3 1 18 12 18 31
5 Napoli 16 10 1 5 34 16 8 4 1 3 19 10 8 6 0 2 15 6 18 31
6 Juventus 15 8 6 1 32 15 7 4 2 1 13 7 8 4 4 0 19 8 17 30
7 Sassuolo 16 8 5 3 29 23 8 3 3 2 12 11 8 5 2 1 17 12 6 29
8 Lazio 17 8 4 5 27 25 8 3 2 3 11 13 9 5 2 2 16 12 2 28
9 Hellas Verona 17 7 6 4 22 16 9 4 2 3 12 9 8 3 4 1 10 7 6 27
10 Benevento 17 6 3 8 20 30 9 2 2 5 9 18 8 4 1 3 11 12 -10 21
11 Sampdoria 16 6 2 8 25 26 8 3 1 4 15 13 8 3 1 4 10 13 -1 20
12 Bologna 17 4 5 8 23 31 8 3 2 3 16 17 9 1 3 5 7 14 -8 17
13 Udinese 16 4 4 8 18 25 8 2 1 5 6 11 8 2 3 3 12 14 -7 16
14 Fiorentina 16 3 6 7 17 23 8 2 4 2 8 8 8 1 2 5 9 15 -6 15
15 Cagliari 16 3 5 8 23 33 8 2 2 4 12 16 8 1 3 4 11 17 -10 14
16 Spezia 16 3 5 8 21 31 8 0 3 5 8 17 8 3 2 3 13 14 -10 14
17 Genoa 17 3 5 9 18 30 9 2 2 5 13 16 8 1 3 4 5 14 -12 14
18 Torino 17 2 6 9 26 35 8 0 4 4 13 18 9 2 2 5 13 17 -9 12
19 Parma 17 2 6 9 13 33 9 1 4 4 3 13 8 1 2 5 10 20 -20 12
20 Crotone 17 2 3 12 17 40 8 2 1 5 9 16 9 0 2 7 8 24 -23 9

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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.