Sunday, April 21, 2024

Prediction: Bologna vs Inter Milan

Verdict: Away win

Best odds: 23/20

Bookmaker: Unibet

The upcoming clash between Bologna and Inter Milan at Stadio Dall’Ara  on Saturday promises to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams on excellent form.

Bologna have impressively secured six consecutive wins in Serie A, solidifying their position in fourth place. Meanwhile, Inter Milan has been unstoppable, boasting an impressive streak of 12 consecutive wins across all competitions.


Bologna’s recent performances have been impressive, especially at home, where they have established Stadio Dall’Ara as a formidable fortress. Under the guidance of former Inter midfielder Thiago Motta, the team has shown great determination and resilience, evidenced by their stirring comeback against Atalanta BC in their last outing.

With six consecutive league victories under their belt, Bologna finds themselves in contention for Champions League qualification, a remarkable feat considering their mid-table status in previous seasons. Their resurgence has captured the attention of football enthusiasts across Europe, and Motta’s tactical acumen has been instrumental in their success.

However, their upcoming match against Inter Milan poses a significant challenge. Despite Bologna’s impressive form, Inter remain the favorites, particularly given their dominant run of 12 consecutive wins in all competitions. Nonetheless, Motta’s team will be buoyed by their recent home victories against Inter and will be eager to secure another memorable triumph against the Milan giants, potentially marking their first run of three home victories over the Nerazzurri since the 1970s.

Team News

Bologna will be boosted by the return of Alexis Saelemaekers, who could provide an attacking threat on the left wing in place of the injured Jesper Karlsson. With almost a full squad at their disposal, manager Thiago Motta may opt for an unchanged lineup following their recent impressive performances.

The emergence of Zirkzee as a prolific goalscorer has been a significant factor in Bologna’s success this season. The Dutch striker’s ability to find the back of the net has added a new dimension to the team’s attack, and his achievement of reaching double figures in Serie A is testament to his talent and importance to the side.

Inter Milan

Inter’s recent form has been nothing short of sensational, as they continue to dominate Serie A and edge closer to clinching the league title. Despite facing some challenges in their recent victory over Genoa, the Nerazzurri managed to secure another three points and maintain their commanding lead at the top of the table.

With their perfect record since the start of the year, Inter have created a significant gap between themselves and their closest rivals. Their lead ahead of Juventus and AC Milan in second and third place, respectively, is quite comfortable at this point.

Having already surpassed their points total from the previous season, Inter are on track to potentially surpass even the legendary squad of 2006/07 in terms of points accumulated at this stage of the season.

With an impressive offensive and defensive record, the Nerazzurri are in prime position to continue their winning streak as they face Bologna. However, this particular opponent has proven tough to beat in the past, and Simone Inzaghi’s men will need to be at their best to secure another victory on the road.

As they prepare for a crucial Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid, Inter will be looking to maintain their momentum and secure another important win in Serie A.

Team News

Inter Milan’s midfield will receive a significant boost with the return of Davide Frattesi and Hakan Calhanoglu to full training. Calhanoglu, in particular, could provide a major lift to the team’s creativity and attacking prowess after recovering from a thigh strain. With only Juan Cuadrado and Stefano Sensi sidelined due to injury, Inter’s midfield options are looking stronger ahead of their clash with Bologna.

Kristjan Asllani, who scored the opening goal in their previous match, may make way for Calhanoglu’s return, while the fit-again Marcus Thuram is poised to earn a spot in the starting lineup alongside Lautaro Martinez in the attack. Martinez, the current leader in the Capocannoniere rankings, will be eager to add to his goal tally against Bologna, having previously found the net against them at home.


Bologna’s impressive home record may face a tough test against Inter, who have been relentless in their pursuit of victories. But while the home side may manage to find the back of the net, the strong form and quality of the visitors may ultimately see them secure all three points.

Verdict: Away win

Best odds: 23/20

Bookmaker: Unibet


Veselin Trajkovic

Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.



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