Probable Lineups

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

(27) 10 Goals 32 (45)
(16) 6 Assists 19 (26)
(6.5) 6.6 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
27.2 Average Age 28.8
182.1 Average Height (cm) 185
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(47%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 48% (49%)
(0.6) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.7)
(2.2) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.7 (2.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Juan Quintero Out 6.86
Player Reason Status Rating
Cesare Natali Out 6.69
Manolo Gabbiadini Out 6.72

Team News

  • Coach Bergodi has his full squad available, including all the new signings.
  • The manager will have to pick wisely between the number of attacking players he has available.
  • Caraglio and Celik are likely to start, but Abbruscato, Vukusic, Weiss, Sforzini and Caprari will all be waiting for a chance.
  • Bologna are ready to switch back to a three-man defence, with Morleo and Motta patrolling the flanks.
  • Kone will play behind Gilardino alongside with Diamanti, due to Gabbiadini's injury.
  • Coach Pioli could quickly switch back to a 4-2-3-1 by replacing a midfielder for a defender and moving Taider further upfield.

Prediction

  • In the last three matches Pescara have won no points, conceded 10 goals and scored zero. Bergodi knows that small teams in Serie A usually have unexpected good streaks followed by a bad run, but now it should be time to revert the trend before the teams currently sitting in the relegation zone are able to catch up.
  • Bologna have had to play against Roma and Milan recently, but also dropped points in more favourable matches against Parma and Genoa. The Rossoblu must not lose here in Pescara or they will be dragged back down into the dog fight.
  • Pescara are always working to improve their performance, and therefore they are an unpredictable team without a clear playing style. That is often a weapon to surprise some opponents, so coach Pioli will probably be wary and field a balanced team to defend the draw in the first half of the match. Then the need for points will ensure both teams take more risks in the latter stages.
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