Bologna – AC Milan FREE PICKS
Bologna and Milan meet at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, in a match for the 35th round of Serie A. Milan won at home by (2-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, in 10 -12-2017. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 02-02-2017, for Serie A, which ended in Milan’s victory by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by M. Pašalić (89 ‘). In this game, the home factor may be decisive, since Bologna presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors.
After 11 wins, 6 draws and 17 losses, the home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 39 points won. In the last match, they have tied Cagliari for (0-0), after in the previous match they have lost (1-0) in a match against Sampdoria. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 home league matches Bologna has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 16 of the last 17 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 34 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 16 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Bologna part for this game after a goalless draw in the field of Cagliari, totaling in this way the following encounter without winning the Italian championship. It is important to emphasize that the moment of form of the landlords is negative, since they added only 1 victory in the last 8 games played. Normally the coach Roberto Donadoni acts with three players in the defense, five in the center of the field and two in the attack, Rodrigo Palacio being the most advanced player of the team. On the other hand, Simone Verdi is the best score of Bologna, with 8 goals scored. When analyzing the matches played at home, it is possible to notice that the Bologna has several offensive weaknesses, having scored on average 1.35 goals per game. For this game the coach can not count on Helander, Pulgar, Destro, Torosidis and Donsah, all with physical problems.
The away team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 54 points won, after 15 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Torino, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Benevento, by (0-1). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad, so it is not affected by the home team, as in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away league matches Milan has a record of 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 16 of the last 17 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 34 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 13 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
AC Milan is going through a very difficult moment in the season and currently has six consecutive games without winning the championship. Due to this phase, visitors left the area that gives access to European competitions next year. In this away game, coach Gennaro Gattuso must maintain the usual 4-4-2, with André Silva and Cutrone being the most offensive references of the team: the second is the best score, with 7 goals scored. In the 17 games played away from home, it is possible to notice that the visitors scored an average of 1.67 goals and suffered 1.41 goals per game, that is, it presents great offensive quality. For this game the AC Milan coach can not count on the injured Biglia, Romagnoli and Conti, all with physical problems.
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