Bologna vs Inter MilanSerie A, KO: 19:15 Apr 27, 2022, Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
Inter Milan have the chance to climb to the top of Serie A when they travel to Bologna for a rescheduled fixture on Wednesday. The hosts have been out of sorts in recent weeks and should be no match for the resurgent champions.
Bologna head into Wednesday’s clash off the back of a 2-2 home draw with Udinese in their previous Serie A fixture. They took an early lead through Aaron Hickey but fell behind just after the break before Nicola Sansone struck the equaliser.
That result means Bologna have claimed just one win from their last eight Serie A matches and also leaves them 13th on the table. Sitting seven points behind 10th place Sassuolo with five matches left to play, Sinisa Mihailovic’s men still have a chance of breaking into the top half.
Things are just as bad for Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, where they have claimed just two wins from their last nine Serie A matches. They often struggle against the big sides at home with defeats to Juventus, Napoli and Atalanta among their results in that run.
Inter Milan have fully recovered from their recent slump and travel to Bologna on a five match winning run across all competitions. Sitting two points off leaders AC Milan, they can reclaim top spot with a win on Wednesday.
The Nerazzurri showed their quality last time out in Serie A as they claimed a 3-1 home victory over Roma. They raced to a three-goal lead through Denzel Dumfries, Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez before the capital club pulled one back.
Inter Milan are just as effective on their travels and are unbeaten in their last 11 away matches in Serie A. Simone Inzaghi’s men have won the last two fixtures in that run, including a 3-1 victory over Spezia in their previous fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to head
Inter Milan have a fine record against Bologna and have won the last three meetings. They also ran out 6-1 winners in the reverse future back in September with Lautaro Martinez netting the opener while Edin Dzeko scored a brace.
Players to watch
Marko Arnautovic is set to return for Bologna after being suspended for the draw with Udinese and will be looking to add to his 12 Serie A. The striker has found the net three times in his last two appearances and is priced at 21/10 by William Hill to score anytime.
Lautaro Martinez has played a pivotal role in Inter Milan’s recent resurgence, scoring four times in his last three matches. The striker now has 16 goals in Serie A and is priced at evens by William Hill to once again get on the score sheet on Wednesday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Bologna and Inter Milan know their way to goal and having produced over 3.5 goals in two of their last three meetings, could be set for a repeat at 17/12 with SBK. Given the one-sided nature of the reverse fixture, a -2 handicap for the Nerazzurri could also be considered at 14/5 by BetVictor.
Inter Milan have scored in both halves in their last two Serie A fixtures and Wednesday’s clash is likely to follow a similar pattern at 21/20 with BoyleSports.
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