Serie A Preview: Bologna - Inter
New coach Claudio Ranieri will be looking to lead the San Siro giant to its first win of the Serie A season on Saturday.
|Bologna (4-4-1-1): Agliardi; Casarini, Portanova, Antonsson, Morleo; Pulzetti, Perez, Mudingayi, Kone; Ramirez; Di Vaio
Bologna coach Pierpaolo Bisoli will be without a plethora of players for Saturday's clash with Inter. Starting goalkeeper Jean-Francois Gillet picked up an injury in the midweek draw with Juventus and will be replaced by Federico Agliardi. Andrea Raggi, Simone Loria, Nicolo Cherubin, Saphir Taider, Alessandro Diamanti and Gaston Gimenez will also miss the match due to various ailments.
|Inter (4-3-1-2): Julio Cesar; Nagatomo, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu; Zanetti, Cambiasso, Obi; Sneijder; Forlan, Pazzini
Claudio Ranieri will make his coaching debut for Inter on Saturday and will move Wesley Sneijder back into his natural position in the hole behind the two strikers. Ivan Cordoba, Emiliano Viviano and Maicon are out with knee injuries while Thiago Motta is still nursing a sore hamstring. Andrea Poli and Dejan Stankovic have been ruled out of the encounter as well.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Bologna is still looking for a win this season after a draw and two losses in its first three matches.
- Pierpaolo Bisoli's men recorded seven wins at the Renato Dell'Ara in the 2010-11 campaign.
- Bologna lost four games by a three-goal margin last year.
- The northern Italian club conceded 20 goals at home last term.
- Inter has scored just one goal in its last three matches in all competitions.
- The San Siro outfit did not register a win in five competitive games under former coach Gian Piero Gasperini.
- The Nerazzurri's last Serie A win on the road came at the end of April against Cesena.
- The Coppa Italia holder has conceded 12 goals in its last six matches away from home.
Top 3 Predictions
Bologna 0-2 Inter
- 23.06 %
Bologna 1-2 Inter
- 15.29 %
Bologna 0-3 Inter
- 13.41 %
|Serie A (SR-A)||Nov 24, 2013||Bologna 1 - Inter 1|
|Serie A (SR-A)||Mar 10, 2013||Inter 0 - Bologna 1|
|Italy - Coppa Italia (ITAC)||Jan 15, 2013||Inter 3 - Bologna 2|
|Serie A (SR-A)||Oct 28, 2012||Bologna 1 - Inter 3|
|Serie A (SR-A)||Feb 17, 2012||Inter 0 - Bologna 3|
|Dec 3, 2013||Bologna 1 - Siena 2||ITAC|
|Nov 30, 2013||Parma 1 - Bologna 1||SR-A|
|Nov 24, 2013||Bologna 1 - Inter 1||SR-A|
|Nov 10, 2013||Atalanta 2 - Bologna 1||SR-A|
|Nov 4, 2013||Bologna 0 - Chievo 0||SR-A|
|9||Marco Di Vaio||Striker|
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed