Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
4-3-3
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 31 Goals 24 (37)
(5) 3 Assists 3 (7)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
29.2 Average Age 30.5
184.3 Average Height (cm) 183.3
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 0.8 (0.8)
(49%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 58% (55%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(2) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Cesare Natali Out 6.77
Henry Giménez Out 6.54
Archimede Morleo Out 6.95
Tiberio Guarente Out 6.58
Player Reason Status Rating
Perparim Hetemaj Out 6.8
Nicolas Frey Out 6.67
Boukary Dramé Out 7.37
Dario Dainelli Out 7.11

Team News

  • Pioli is switching to a 4-2-3-1 formation in order to have more width up front with Diamanti and Gabbiadini attacking down the flanks.
  • Taider will be the trequartista, but he will probably have to work back and help the midfield, where he has played most of his matches.
  • Antonsson and Sorensen are in competition to partner Portanova in the centre of the defence.
  • Frey and Dramè are both unavailable, so the two starting full-backs will be Sardo and Jokic without doubt.
  • Hetemaj is also injured, which means that Corini will go back to his 4-3-3, with Luciano on the right wing.
  • Thereau is expected to be the main striker once again, with Paloschi playing on the left side.

Prediction

  • Bologna are dangerously dropping points again after a series of three good performances. Their last result let Genoa come closer to them in the table and the Rossoblu must take advantage of the home match against a rival club at the bottom here.
  • Chievo have won four of their last five Serie A games, only dropping points to Torino and showing impressive form at home. Recently the Clivensi have also obtained some points away from the Bentegodi, but when they are not playing in their stadium they look weaker.
  • Winning in Bologna would mean ensuring a mid-table position and moving at least six points clear of the relegation zone for the visitors. However, Chievo are more likely to travel in the aim of picking up a point, while Bologna will be looking for all three. Expect the hosts to be more aggressive, and Chievo to play on the counter-attack.
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