Bologna predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 30
- Winning Bets: 14
- Average Odds: 2.32
- Overall Stake : 217
- Profit: 224.66
- Yield: 3.53 %
The return of Siniša Mihajlović as acting manager of The Red and Blues received thunderous applause from the fans. The Serbian manager fought back against a tough illness and his story will undoubtedly act as important encouragement for the entire team.
With him at the helm, Bologna returned to the Top 10 in 2018/19 for the first time since 2011/12.
If this is the Greyhounds’ grand return to form, though, last season was a bump in the road.
Though 12 th place is far from bad, the fans were expecting more after 2019’s incredible successes.
That said, the team is recording considerably better results than they did before Mihajlović took over. Priced at 9.50 with top online bookmakers, relegation doesn’t seem to be a serious threat this year. That said, a Top 10 Finish is barely more likely at odds of 6.50. It seems the bookies are predicting a spot somewhere between 10 th and 15 th . Still, a more noticeable improvement isn’t impossible if the current trend continues.
Bologna Key Players
Bologna often employs a deep 4-2-3-1 with set-pieces involving active backs. Most offensive actions rely on the wingers, more specifically Riccardo Orsolini. The young star is one of the most skilled dribblers in the league, and the deep formation allows him to transition into the centre of the pitch and shoot.
Takehiro Tomiyasu plays a similar versatile role as a back. Thanks to his ambidexterity, the surprise is a key factor when it comes to Bologna’s transitional play.
Most of the core squad remains the same compared to last season. It seems Mihajlović mostly tried to five himself options for each role, so the new roster includes backs Aaron Hickey and Lorenzo De Silvestri.
Bologna are based in Emilia-Romagna, and they are rivals with almost every club in that region. Their fiercest rivals are Parma, with which they share Derby dell’Emilia. This rivalry is historic, since these two clubs come from the two biggest cities in the region, and they are also fighting for the title of the most successful club in Emilia-Romagna. So far, Bologna won nine major trophies, while Parma has eight. Apart from Parma, Bologna is also rival with SPAL, Fiorentina and Samprodia out of Serie A clubs, while the matches against Cesena and Modena are also tense.
Bologna is the most successful club in Emilia-Romagna. They were founded in 1909 and they were a founding member of Serie A in 1929. The club won Italian championship title seven times, which makes them the sixth most successful team in the history of the league. They also participated in 72 out of 87 Serie A seasons, which puts them on the ninth place in the ranking of clubs with the highest number of appearances in the top tier of Italian football.
However, the golden age of Bologna ended a long time ago. They won the last Serie A title in 1962/63 season, while the last Italian Cup came in 1973/74 season. Until the 1981/82 season, Bologna spent every year in Serie A, but since that first relegation they spent 15 out of the next 38 seasons in lower tiers, including three seasons in Serie C. In the 21st century, the best Bologna finish in the league was 7th place, in 2000/01 Serie A. In the previous season, their top-ten finish was the first since 2011/12.