Bologna vs AC MilanSerie A, KO: 19:45 Oct 23, 2021, Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
It has been a promising start to the Serie A season for AC Milan as they carry their good form to the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara for a clash against Bologna. Despite their midweek setback in Europe, Milan have been a different side in Serie A and are likely to have the upper hand here.
Bologna played out a 1-1 draw at Udinese in their previous Serie A fixture. Following a scoreless first half, the match burst to life after the break with Musa Barrow opener not enough to see them claim the three points.
Sinisa Mihailovic’s men are currently eighth on the table thanks to their fine showing in the opening weeks of the season. They have however won just one of their last five Serie A matches.
Bologna have found things difficult against the big teams and have already lost 6-1 to champions Inter Milan this season.
AC Milan travel to Bologna off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Porto in the Champions League. They struggled to find their rhythm in attack and finished with just a single attempt on target throughout the contest.
It has been a Jekyll and Hyde campaign for AC Milan this season as they look a different side on the domestic scene from the team struggling on the continent. They are still unbeaten after eight Serie A matches and are just two points behind leaders Napoli.
Stefano Pioli’s men are currently on a four match winning run in Serie A, including away wins against Spezia and Atalanta. However, they remain unconvincing in defence and were made to come from two goals down before claiming a 3-2 victory over Verona in their last league fixture.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to head
AC Milan often come out on top in this fixture and have won the last five matches against Bologna. They claimed a 2-1 victory on their last visit to the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara with Ante Rebic and Franck Kessie getting their goals.
Players to watch
Musa Barrow and Marko Arnautovic appear to be forming a good understanding in attack for Bologna and both men have scored three goals each this season. Paddy Power has Barrow at 5/2 to score anytime while betway is offering 23/10 on Arnautovic in the same market.
AC Milan got a boost in midweek with the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the striker could be backed to find the net at 21/20 with Skybet. Fellow forward Olivier Giroud was on target in the win over Verona and could also be worth a punt in the same market at 6/4 with Sport Nation.
Anything else catch the eye?
AC Milan’s last two Serie A matches have produced over 4.5 goals and that run could be tipped to continue at 17/4 with BetVictor. Over 3.5 goals is priced at 13/8 with Skybet while over 2.5 goals is valued at 34/50 with Sporting Index.
There have been more goals after the break in AC Milan’s last two Serie A matches so the second half can be backed as the highest scoring half at 11/10 with Paddy Power.
This Serie A match between Bologna and AC Milan will be played on Oct 23, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Bologna vs AC Milan prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.