Chievo and Bologna play in the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, in a duel of the 12th round of Serie A TIM. The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium indicates balance between these two teams, since there have been 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. However, in the last match at this stage, in a match for Serie A TIM, on 22-12-2017, Bologna won by (2-3). The goals of the match were scored by R. Inglese (32 ') and F. Cacciatore (85') for Chievo and M. Destro (4 'and 90') and S. Verdi (50 ') for Bologna. Special attention is needed for the home / off condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Analysis of Chievo
The home team is currently in 20th place, with -1 earned point, after 2 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Cagliari by (2-1). In the last match, lost at home to Sassuolo by (0-2). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 1 win, 2 draws and 12 defeats as a visitor; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 6 home games for the championship, Chievo have scored 1 draw and 5 losses, having won 1 in 18 goals.
In this competition, he lost his last 4 matches at home and did not win any of the last 11 he played. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home matches there is a tendency to few goals, since in 15 of the last 24 that played there were less than 3 goals. This is a team that scores a few times first. Indeed, he never opened the scoring in his last 11 games for Serie A TIM. In 11 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 5 matches played at home in all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 10 goals between minutes (76'-90 ').
Chievo enter this unmotivated showdown after a 0-2 home defeat at the Sassuolo home. The home team tends to play in a traditional 5-3-2, preferring a faster style of play, attacking in a less organized way, through the sides. In this drawing, the two most advanced men will be Birsa and Stepinski. In the middle field it is possible that Giaccherini, Radovanovic and Obi act. The home coach will not be able to count on Nenad Tomovic for being injured.
Confirmed lineup: S. Sorrentino, L. Rossettini, M. Bani, F. Barba, F. Depaoli, S. Kiyine, I. Radovanović, J. Obi, P. Hetemaj, M. Stępiński, R. Meggiorini.
Technical: L. D'Anna.
Review of Bologna
The visiting team is currently in 17th place with 9 points, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied for Sassuolo (2-2). In the last match, lost at home to Atalanta by (1-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 1 win, 4 draws and 10 defeats as a visitor, with a total of 7 goals scored and 20 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses, with a total of 28 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the championship, the Bologna won 2 points in 15 possible, after 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 5 games that played as a visitor.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 5 games outside of your stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their away games there is a tendency to have few goals, since 8 of the last 19 that disputed finished with Less than 1.5 goals. In 11 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he conceded the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 6 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 3 of his 7 goals between the minutes (16'-30 ').
Bologna go into this unmotivated game after a 1-2 home defeat at the Atalanta home. The visiting club usually plays on a tactical system in 5-3-2, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the sides. Bologna are a team that likes to play in their midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponents through the counterattack. When he invests in the offensive process, he usually performs through the right side, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by the Mbaye side. The visiting coach should have all the players at his disposal.
Confirmed lineup: Ł. Skorupski, A. Calabresi, I. M'baye, F. Helander, Danilo, L. Krejčí, B. Džemaili, M. Svanberg, E. Pulgar, R. Palacio, F. Santander.