Benevento vs Bologna Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Benevento vs Bologna Match Prediction

By Phill Barrs

After gaining an unlikely promotion, Benevento will be desperate to get off the mark in Serie A, and might just feel confident of doing that at home to Bologna on Saturday. Benevento lost last weekend away to Sampdoria by a score of 2-1. They got off to a fast start, registering a goal via Amato Ciciretti after just 15 minutes. However, Sampdoria grew in to the game and started to dominate it. They got two goals from Fabio Quagliarella in either half to overturn the deficit. Bologna, meanwhile, began with a 1-1 draw at home to Torino. They scored first after 27 minutes when Federico Di Francesco scored, but they were pegged back six minutes later through Adam Ljajic. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Prior meetings will do use no good here, as neither side have ever faced one another. Both sides aren't in the best moods after they lost in the first round of the Coppa Italia a couple of weeks back, so they each will want to grab that first win of the season here to avoid anyone getting relegation ideas already. In this meeting, we actually like the home side to pull a bit of an upset due to the fact that Bologna were dreadful away from home last season. This campaign may well end in relegation for Benevento, but their fans will at least be fired up enough to help push them over the line in this match. Benevento are at 8/5 to win this match. A draw with no goals scored also is a decent bet considering neither side have great attacks. And that is at 15/2.

Benevento saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Benevento have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 2 games against Bologna

Bologna saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Bologna are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against Benevento

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Benevento Form Guide

Benevento Team Logo

Benevento

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L H

07-04-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

15-04-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

18-04-2018

Serie A

Atalanta Team Logo Atalanta

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

29-04-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Serie A

SPAL 2013 Team Logo SPAL 2013

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-05-2018

Serie A

Chievo Verona Team Logo Chievo Verona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Imolese Calcio Team Logo Imolese Calcio

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Bologna Form Guide

Bologna Team Logo

Bologna

Won

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
L A

05-05-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

13-05-2018

Serie A

Chievo Verona Team Logo Chievo Verona

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

20-05-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Pinzolo Team Logo Pinzolo

FT 6 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

15-07-2018

Club Friendlies

La Fiorita Montegiardino Team Logo La Fiorita Montegiardino

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Comano Terme Fiave

FT 9 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

W H

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Southampton U23 Team Logo Southampton U23

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

31-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Nuernberg Team Logo Nuernberg

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Calcio Padova Team Logo Calcio Padova

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Benevento Preview

Despite a loss in their opener last week, Benevento will have to feel very encouraged about their chances of staying up for the time being. They scored the opening goal away to Sampdoria, and they enjoyed quite a few corners in the match that gave them the chance for more scoring opportunities. They sat back and defended well for large stretches of the match, only keeping 34% of the ball. That's something they will have to get used to doing in most matches, but they could enjoy more of the ball here against Bologna. Bologna are far from great, so they should be quietly confident of getting at least a point.

Benevento Team News

Benevento will be without defensive midfielder Raman Chibsah due to an injury.

Bologna Preview

Bologna got a decent point from their opening encounter with Torino at home last week, and they will feel alright with that. They were bossed possession-wise for much of the match, and they conceded more chances to the larger visitors, but they overall hung in there and fought to earn a valuable point against a team they probably expected little from. That will do them a lot of good heading into this week, and knowing that they have signed a former Inter Milan player will also do them a lot of good. That will help their attack quite a bit, and will see competition for places heat up just a bit more

Bologna Team News

Attacking midfielder Cesar Falletti's knee injury will continue to hold him out of the lineup for Bologna. Striker Rodrigo Palacio has joined this week from Inter Milan, and will be a focal point of the team going forward now.

Benevento Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bologna Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Benevento vs Bologna Sidelined Players

Benevento
Bologna
21 Cesar Falletti Injured
1 Angelo da Costa Injured
5 Erick Pulgar Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Vid Belec 193 83
23 LB Lorenzo Venuti - -
21 CD Andrea Costa 182 73
5 CD Fabio Lucioni 182 72
17 RB Gianluca Di Chiara 185 80
10 LM Amato Ciciretti 170 65
4 CM Lorenzo Del Pinto - -
7 RM Marco D'Alessandro 173 71
8 CM Danilo Cataldi 180 70
9 CF Fabio Ceravolo 180 72
11 CF Massimo Coda 184 72
No. Pos Player M kg
83 GK Antonio Mirante 193 79
25 RB Adam Masina 189 78
6 CD Sebastien De Maio 188 89
20 CD Domenico Maietta 185 77
35 LB Vasilios Torosidis 185 80
77 CM Godfred Donsah 175 72
16 CM Andrea Poli 181 70
8 CM Saphir Taider 180 73
10 CF Mattia Destro 181 72
14 RF Federico Di Francesco 175 73
9 LF Simone Verdi 171 62