Match Preview: Bologna 1-0 Verona Predictions and Betting Tips 16.01.2021

Bologna – Verona Predictions & Tips For Today, January 16, 2021.

League: ITALY: Serie A – Round 18
Match: 15:00 Bologna – Verona
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.30
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:0 LOST

Match Preview

  • A 2-0 loss to Genoa may have snapped Bologna’s streak of five consecutive Serie A (SA) draws, but it extended their winless top-flight run to eight games (D5, L3). That has them slipping towards the relegation zone, and no wonder considering they conceded an average of 2.13 goals per game during that winless sequence, and conceded the opener on six occasions. Desperate for victory, if they are to collect their first win of 2021 then keeping concentration levels high early on has to be a priority, as Bologna have conceded a league-high eight SA goals before the 20th minute.
  • There’s been little comfort at home recently either, with Bologna winless in three SA games (D2, L1). However they’ve at least been entertaining, with six of Bologna’s eight SA home fixtures producing over 3.5 total goals and goals at both ends.
  • Hellas Verona’s 2-1 win last time out was their fourth SA game from the last seven to feature that scoreline (W2, L2). Notably, each of those four games saw the winning team score first, which has been the case in ten of Verona’s 15 SA fixtures to have featured over 0.5 goals (W10, D5 – excludes a forfeited game).
  • Sitting just four points off the European spots, Verona can partly thank their away performances for that placing due to scoring first in seven straight SA road trips (W3, D4). Despite that we still might have to wait for action, as four of Verona’s eight SA away games have been goalless at HT.
  • Players to watch: Roberto Soriano has directly contributed to half of Bologna’s home strikes (five goals, three assists). In the visitors’ camp, Mattia Zaccagni has scored one and assisted two of Verona’s last four SA goals.
  • Hot stat: Four of the last six SA H2Hs have produced exactly two goals, with three of those matches witnessing the same HT/FT result.
Head-to-head matches: BOLOGNA – VERONA
19.01.20 SA Bologna Verona 1 : 1
25.08.19 SA Verona Bologna 1 : 1
15.04.18 SA Bologna Verona 2 : 0
20.11.17 SA Verona Bologna 2 : 3
01.12.16 COP Bologna Verona 4 : 0