Bologna - Salernitana

Regular Season - 30
Kickoff: 2024-04-01 01:30

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Bologna - Salernitana Predictions

Prediction: Bologna or draw
Best odds: 1.06

As the Italian Serie A heats up, the clash between Bologna and Salernitana on the 30th of March at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara promises to be a riveting encounter. With both teams at opposite ends of the table, the outcome of this match could have significant implications for their respective campaigns. While predictions remain under wraps, the anticipation builds around whether Bologna can solidify their Champions League aspirations or if Salernitana can stage an upset to boost their survival hopes.

Key Players to Watch

For Bologna, the midfield maestro Oussama El Azzouzi has been a revelation, with a rating of 6.73. His ability to control the pace of the game, coupled with his 227 total passes and 3 key passes, makes him a pivotal figure. On the defensive end, Charalampos Lykogiannis has been a stalwart, contributing both offensively and defensively with a goal, an assist, and 307 total passes.

For the visitors, Salernitana's attack features Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo, whose presence up front can't be underestimated despite the team's struggles. With his 2 shots on target and a goal to his name, he'll be looking to add to his tally. Additionally, the creative spark provided by Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi and Loum Tchaouna, with their assists and key passes, could prove crucial in unlocking Bologna's defense.

Recent Form

Bologna has been in scintillating form, with their last five games reading like a dream sequence of victories. Their home record is particularly impressive, with 11 wins out of 14 games. This streak has propelled them to 4th place in the league, eyeing a Champions League spot with 48 points and a healthy goal difference of +16.

Salernitana, on the other hand, is languishing at the bottom of the table with just 13 points. Their recent form is a stark contrast to their hosts', with a series of losses and a draw that has done little to lift them from the relegation zone. Their goal difference of -33 reflects the challenges they've faced at both ends of the pitch.

Head-to-Head History

The head-to-head encounters between these two sides reveal a competitive edge. Their most recent matchup on December 10, 2023, saw Bologna edge out Salernitana with a 2-1 victory. Prior to that, the teams shared the spoils with a 2-2 draw on March 18, 2023, and a 1-1 deadlock on September 1, 2022. These results suggest that while Bologna has the upper hand, Salernitana has proven they can be a tough nut to crack.

Prediction

Considering the current form, home advantage, and historical context, it's difficult to look past a Bologna victory. Their key players like El Azzouzi and Lykogiannis are expected to shine, while Salernitana will rely on the likes of Nwankwo and Ikwuemesi to pull off a surprise. However, the sheer difference in quality and confidence between the two sides will likely result in a comfortable win for the home team. Expect Bologna to continue their pursuit of a top-four finish, while Salernitana will need to regroup and focus on their battle against relegation.

Prediction probabilities

Strength

92%
8%

Attacking Potential

70%
30%

Defensive Potential

80%
20%

Poisson Distribution

88%
12%

Stregth H2H

75%
25%

Goals H2H

56%
44%

Wins the game

77%
23%

Bologna - Salernitana Head to Head

Serie A standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Inter players, news and schedule Inter 30 25 4 1 73 14 59 79
2 AC Milan players, news and schedule AC Milan 31 21 5 5 60 34 26 68
3 Juventus players, news and schedule Juventus 30 17 8 5 44 24 20 59
4 Bologna players, news and schedule Bologna 31 16 10 5 45 25 20 58
5 AS Roma players, news and schedule AS Roma 31 16 7 8 56 35 21 55
6 Atalanta players, news and schedule Atalanta 29 15 5 9 54 32 22 50
7 Napoli players, news and schedule Napoli 31 13 9 9 48 38 10 48
8 Lazio players, news and schedule Lazio 31 14 4 13 37 34 3 46
9 Torino players, news and schedule Torino 31 11 11 9 31 29 2 44
10 Fiorentina players, news and schedule Fiorentina 29 12 7 10 42 34 8 43
11 Monza players, news and schedule Monza 31 11 9 11 34 41 -7 42
12 Genoa players, news and schedule Genoa 30 8 11 11 32 37 -5 35
13 Lecce players, news and schedule Lecce 31 6 11 14 26 48 -22 29
14 Udinese players, news and schedule Udinese 30 4 16 10 29 45 -16 28
15 Empoli players, news and schedule Empoli 31 7 7 17 25 47 -22 28
16 Verona players, news and schedule Verona 30 6 9 15 27 40 -13 27
17 Cagliari players, news and schedule Cagliari 30 6 9 15 30 51 -21 27
18 Frosinone players, news and schedule Frosinone 31 6 8 17 38 61 -23 26
19 Sassuolo players, news and schedule Sassuolo 31 6 7 18 36 59 -23 25
20 Salernitana players, news and schedule Salernitana 31 2 9 20 25 64 -39 15