Bologna vs CagliariSerie A, KO: 20:45 Nov 1, 2021, Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
Bologna are set to bounce back following their disappointing defeat to Napoli last time out. Bottom side Cagliari provide the opposition and Bologna will go into the Monday night’s clash as clear favourites.
It was a disappointing performance for Bologna last time out in Serie A as they were beaten 3-0 by leaders Napoli. They proved to be no match for the Serie A leaders and finished the match with just a single attempt on target.
While manager Sinisa Mihailovic will be disappointed with the result, there is a feeling that Bologna have the potential to push higher than their current 14th position. Despite having the second worst defensive record in the league, they will fancy their chances of building some momentum with their next four matches coming against teams ranked below them.
In the midst of all their inconsistency, Bologna have maintained a decent record at home. They have lost just once in front of their fans this season and can count a 3-0 victory over Lazio among their results at home.
It is only as a result of the inconsistency of the teams above them that Cagliari are just three points from safety in Serie A. They have spent virtually the entire campaign sitting bottom of the table having claimed just one win from 11 matches this term.
Walter Mazzarri’s men seem unable to get any traction on their campaign and travel to Bologna off the back of two straight Serie A defeats. They were beaten 3-0 by Fiorentina before suffering a 2-1 defeat at home to Roma in their previous fixture.
Cagliari’s record on their travels has also been poor with three defeats and a draw from four away matches. Some of their heaviest defeats this season have come on the road, the biggest of which was a 4-1 loss at AC Milan.
How the bookies view it
Bologna have the upper hand among the bookies at 13/17 with SBK, who are also offering odds of 41/10 for a Cagliari victory. A draw is set at odds of 3/1 by Vbet.
Head to head
Bologna have a 12-10 advantage with nine draws from 31 previous matches against Cagliari. They claimed a 3-2 victory in last season’s meeting at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara with Musa Barrow netting a brace.
Players to watch
Musa Barrow was kept quiet last time out against Napoli but remains Bologna’s top scorer with four goals. The forward scored a brace in last season’s home fixture against Cagliari and could be tipped to find the net on Monday at 13/8 with Paddy Power.
Given Bologna's shaky defence, Cagliari will fancy their chances of finding the net on Monday. Joao Pedro is their top scorer with six goals and could be worth a punt in the anytime goalscorer market at 21/10 with Unibet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Neither team is convincing at the back and given the quality in both attacks, BTTS could be considered at 9/13 with SBK. There were over 3.5 goals the last time Bologna hosted this fixture and a repeat is priced at 30/17 with SBK, while William Hill is offering 7/10 for over 2.5 goals.
Bologna could be backed to earn a win and over 2.5 goals at 29/20 with William Hill.
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