Bologna – Torino SOCCER PICKS
Bologna and Torino meet at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, in a match for the 9 th round of Serie A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates a total balance between these two teams, as there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 08-20-2017, for Serie A, which ended in a draw by (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by F. Di Francesco (27 ‘), for Bologna, and A. Ljajić (33’), for Torino. Despite being a match between 16th and 12th of the table, it is actually a match between the 15th classified in home matches and the 4th as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 16 th position, with 7 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Cagliari by (2-0), after in the previous match they won (2-1) at home, in a match against Udinese. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 6 points in away matches, with 0 goals scored and 5 conceded, against 4 points won at their stadium, with 4 goals scored and 5 conceded. In the last 4 home league matches Bologna has a record of 2 wins and 2 losses, so they have won 6 points out of 12 possible. The team has conceded goals in 6 of the last 8 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, and their attack needs improving, since they have not scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 15 of the last 23 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually feels very difficult to score first. In fact, he only opened the scoring once in the last 8 games for the Serie A. In 8 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Bologna enters this unmotivated party, after a foreign snub, by 2-0, in the visit to the terrain of Cagliari. The home club usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, privileging a more offensive style of play, attacking through the side runners. The Bologna is a team that likes to play in their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does so through the left corridor, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by the Dijks side. For this game the home coach will not be able to count on Federico Mattiello and Lukasz Skorupski, for being injured.
The away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 12 points won, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Chievo, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Frosinone, by (3-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, with 4 goals scored and 3 conceded in away matches, against 5 goals scored and 6 conceded at home. In the last 4 away matches Torino has a record of 1 win and 3 draws, so they have won 6 points out of 12 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition.
The Torino enters this motivated attack, after a home win, 3-2, at the reception at Frosinone: Rincón, Baselli and Álex Berenguer scored the goals of the victory. The outsider team usually acts in a 5-3-2, favoring a faster style of play, being that the two most advanced pieces are Damascan and Belotti. The one responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team is the Italian Baselli. The foreign coach should not be able to count on Zaza, Lorenzo De Silvestri and Lyanco, for being injured.