Possible nail-biting contest in Bologna - Sassuolo game

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 10:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (36532 seats)

There has been no shortage of ups and downs for these squads so far, placed in positions near the midpoint of the Serie A table. Here's the Bologna - Sassuolo latest:

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

Bologna are staying put; they can neither be promoted or relegated this season and are fighting only for positions. Sassuolo is no longer fighting for a cause; they can neither go up or down this season.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Bologna form and stats

8-4-6 (win-draw-lost) are the Serie A numbers at home for Bologna so far this season.

Bologna lost their last game at Venezia (placed 20th) after a 3-4 scoreline. As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today? The defeat against Venezia was especially painful as the deciding goal against was scored three minutes into stoppage time (by Johnsen). Midfield player Schouten got a match rating of 8.1 in that game, the max score being 10. Schouten scored one goal, hit three key passes and dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times.

Preceding that game was the away draw at Roma that finished 0-0.

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 seven matches with the results: Won three, drawn one and lost three.

The Bologna fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 24 in 18 matches. Bologna's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 21 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Sassuolo form and stats

The visitors are W6-D5-L7 on the road this term. That's in the Serie A. Three might be a magic number, but there's been little wizardry in Sassuolo's last three away games as they have all been lost.

Sassuolo played 1-1 against Udinese in their previous match. Attacker Scamacca got a player rating of 7.82 in the game. "Man of the match" Scamacca scored one goal and hit one key pass.

Preceding that game, the 1-6 loss visiting Napoli's place.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found ten similar matches played by Sassuolo in our archives, and the results are: four wins for Sassuolo, two draws and four defeats.

Sassuolo are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 34 times in 18 away games so far. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As for defending, Sassuolo rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 35 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Here's the final score when the teams played each other previously this campaign; Sassuolo - Bologna 0-3. Previous ten meetings featuring these teams: Bologna won five, Sassuolo triumphed in three and we saw two draws. seven games with more than 2,5 goals, three matches with less than 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

BolognaM. Arnautović
M. Arnautović
14 goals
SassuoloD. Berardi
D. Berardi
14 goals
SassuoloG. Scamacca
G. Scamacca
14 goals

Bologna missing players

Sassuolo missing players

Bologna Sassuolo
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
36 18 5 Played P 5 18 36
11 8 2 Won W 1 6 12
10 4 2 Drew D 2 5 11
15 6 1 Lost L 2 7 13
42 24 6 Scored S 9 34 61
52 21 5 Conceded C 10 35 62
86% 89% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
69% 67% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 94% 89%
50% 44% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 80% 83% 78%
22% 28% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 60% 61% 47%
17% 17% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 40% 28% 19%
47% 39% 40% BTTS BTTS 100% 83% 81%
33% 39% 60% Clean Sheets C S 0% 6% 8%
33% 33% 20% Failed to Score F T 0% 11% 14%
 
4.7 5.3 3.2 Corners for (avg) C F 4.2 4.4 5.2
4.1 2.9 3.6 Corners against (avg) C A 5 4.9 5.1
2.5 2 2.4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 2.8 2.5
7 4 0 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
12.1 12.5 10 Shots (avg) S ( 12.8 15.3 15.7
4 3.8 2.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.4 5.8 5.6
29% 35% 43% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 33% 30%
 
14.5 12.2 12 Shots against (avg) S A 17.6 16.8 14.9
4.8 4.1 3.8 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5 5.6 5
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Sassuolo have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Sassuolo 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 36 24 8 4 64 31 18 11 4 3 26 12 18 13 4 1 38 19 33 80
2 Inter 36 23 9 4 78 31 18 13 3 2 45 16 18 10 6 2 33 15 47 78
3 Napoli 36 22 7 7 68 31 18 10 3 5 34 16 18 12 4 2 34 15 37 73
4 Juventus 36 20 9 7 55 33 18 10 4 4 23 12 18 10 5 3 32 21 22 69
5 Lazio 36 18 8 10 72 53 18 10 5 3 39 22 18 8 3 7 33 31 19 62
6 Atalanta 36 16 11 9 65 45 18 4 8 6 31 28 18 12 3 3 34 17 20 59
7 Roma 35 17 8 10 55 40 18 10 5 3 25 15 17 7 3 7 30 25 15 59
8 Fiorentina 35 17 5 13 54 47 17 11 2 4 34 20 18 6 3 9 20 27 7 56
9 Hellas Verona 36 14 10 12 62 55 18 9 3 6 34 24 18 5 7 6 28 31 7 52
10 Torino 36 12 11 13 45 38 18 8 5 5 29 18 18 4 6 8 16 20 7 47
11 Sassuolo 36 12 11 13 61 62 18 6 6 6 27 27 18 6 5 7 34 35 -1 47
12 Udinese 36 10 14 12 55 55 18 6 7 5 29 26 18 4 7 7 26 29 0 44
13 Bologna 36 11 10 15 42 52 18 8 4 6 24 21 18 3 6 9 18 31 -10 43
14 Empoli 36 9 10 17 48 69 18 4 4 10 27 43 18 5 6 7 21 26 -21 37
15 Sampdoria 36 9 6 21 42 59 18 5 3 10 25 31 18 4 3 11 17 28 -17 33
16 Spezia 36 9 6 21 38 66 18 5 3 10 21 27 18 4 3 11 17 39 -28 33
17 Salernitana 36 7 9 20 32 73 18 3 6 9 17 35 18 4 3 11 15 38 -41 30
18 Cagliari 36 6 11 19 33 65 18 3 6 9 19 30 18 3 5 10 14 35 -32 29
19 Genoa 36 4 16 16 27 56 18 3 8 7 14 24 18 1 8 9 13 32 -29 28
20 Venezia 36 6 7 23 33 68 18 3 4 11 21 38 18 3 3 12 12 30 -35 25

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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.