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Preview: Bologna vs Hellas Verona - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Serie A clash between Bologna and Hellas Verona, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Both lost on the first day, Bologna When Hellas Verona They are looking to reach their goals in Serie A this season as they face each other at the Stadio Renato Dallara on Sunday.

Their visitors were beaten 5-2 by rampant Napoli on home soil while the hosts threw away a goal and man advantage to lose against Lazio.

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Given their past record of opening games of the season outside of Dallara, it was perhaps not surprising that Bologna started off with a loss last weekend, losing 2-1 in Roma.

In the last seven starts of the Serie A season away from home, the Rossoblue have lost six times, but that has been the story for them at the Stadio Olimpico.

Lazio had their goalkeeper dismissed six minutes later, down to 10 men, and scored one goal ahead, but Bologna managed to miss just one goal. Adama Somaoro They were sent off in stoppage time in the first half and conceded two goals in the second half.

That setback adds to frustration with Lazio legend and current Rosso Blue boss Sinisa Mihajlovicseen in the last few weeks Aaron Hickey Continues outside Dall’Ara’s door Matthias Svanberg and the Belgian defender Arthur Theaterwhile attacking the talisman Marco Arnautovic I’m staying in Emilia Romagna for now.

Bologna’s first league starter has the oldest average age in Serie A (29 years, 280 days), and despite losing the last two friendly games, the side to beat Cosenza in the Coppa Italia is certainly was able to use fresh blood for Before the transfer window slides closed.

Mihajlović, who finished 13th last semester, will have his hands full trying to avoid midfield mediocrity again this year.

Reaction of Udinese interim coach Gabriele Coffi on 25 February 2022© Reuters

Hellas Verona have won only 11 of their 46 matches against Bologna in Serie A, but Jalloburu won 2-1 at home in January.

However, they haven’t recorded back-to-back top-flight wins against the hosts of the week since 1978.

After a turbulent season last semester, everything changed again this summer in Verona. Gabriele Coffi conscripted instead Igor Tudorhas inspired some great displays since being appointed early in the 2021-22 campaign.

The Croatian manager’s move to Marseille left Scaligeri in a pinch, while Coffi’s dugout debut came in an embarrassing 4-1 defeat in the Coppa Italia at home to Bari in Serie B. did.

Despite taking the lead against Napoli in Monday’s league opener, Verona certainly left a sour taste among the club’s fans as they lost 5-2 to their hated southern rivals, losing three goals in a row. .

Hellas have now conceded 17 goals in their last eight Serie A matches, averaging over two goals per game. It portends his trip to Bologna.

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Adama Sumaoro will have to miss Sunday’s game due to suspension, but Bologna have signed a potential replacement at left-wing centre-back this week. John Rukmi Joined from Genk. If his clearance cannot be agreed on time, Kevin Bonifazi Must start.

summer autograph session Lewis Ferguson He is still awaiting his debut due to his suspension from his former club Aberdeen. Ricardo Orsolini was benched for being late for the pre-match meeting last week, Mitchell Dykes Go outside in the cold while looking for new clubs.

Star striker Marco Arnautovic has scored six of Bologna’s 13 Serie A goals since April. Lautaro Martinez When Ciro Inmobile (7 each) scored more in the top flight for the period.

Verona on the other hand Thomas Henry Following Monday’s strike, he has scored in his last three league games, including against Bologna and Venice in May.

The French forward leads the line of visitors up front, Kevin Lasagnaalso scored in the opening game.

in the meantime Federico Ceccherini Gabriele Coffi is still in doubt due to injury.

Candidates for Bologna’s starting XI:
Skorupsky; Lycogiannis, Medel, Bonifazi. De Silvestri, Dominguez, Schuten, Soriano, Cambiaso.Sansone; Arnautovic

Candidates for Hellas Verona’s starting XI:
Montipo; Davidovich, Gunther, Coppola. Faraoni, Tameze, Ilic, Lazovic.Barack; Lasagna, Henry

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Bologna 1-1 Hellas Verona.

Bologna usually struggle to score more than once in a 90-minute period, so they may not have enough trickery to make the most of the vulnerabilities behind Verona.Meanwhile, visitors are still adjusting to later life Giovanni Simeoneso the firepower itself is reduced.

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