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  • September 26, 2010
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Angelo Massimino, Catania
  • Referee: G. Gava
  • • Attendance: 10913
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Serie A Preview: Catania - Bologna

Serie A Preview: Catania - Bologna

The Sicilians are flying high in the table...

In The Top Four

At the start of the season Catania were expected to struggle for survival in the Italian top flight but so far it's been a different story altogether. At the moment, after four rounds of matches in Serie A the Sicilians are fourth in the table with seven points, just three behind Italian champions and current league leaders Inter.

Catania became the first side to inflict a defeat on newly promoted Cesena in midweek as they won 2-0 at home. Marco Giampaolo's side have won both their matches at the Stadio Angelo Massimino and will be confident of winning yet again on Sunday when Bologna come to town.

Mid-Table Comfort

Like Catania, Bologna too were expected to fight for their lives in Serie A and although they have not been going as strongly as the Sicilians, they do seem to have made a steady start.

At the moment Alberto Malesani's side are 12th in the league standings with five points from four matches. In midweek the Felsinei defeated Udinese 2-1 at home.

However, Bologna have a mixed record away from home as they have conceded five goals on their travels but two of them came in a 2-2 draw with Roma in Rome.



TEAM NEWS

Catania


Sciacca is out for the Sicilians.

Probable Lineup (4-3-1-2): Andujar, Potenza, Silvestre, Spolli, Capuano; Izco, Carboni, Biagianti; Ricchiuti; Lopez, Mascara

Bologna

Morleo, Pisanu, Busce, Paponi, Ekdal and Della Rocca are out injured for the visitors.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Viviano, Esposito, Portanova, Moras, Rubin; Casarini, Mudingay, Perez; Gimenez, Di Vaio, Siligardi

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Players to watch

M. López

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Maxi Lopez was on target against Cesena in midweek and he seems to have rediscovered his scoring boots. The Argentine was majorly responsible for the Sicilians' recovery in the second half of 2009-10 and he will be keen to etch his name on the scoresheet once again.

M. Di Vaio

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Di Vaio found the winner against Udinese in midweek and the veteran striker is back into business. The 34-year-old has netted thrice and provided one assist in four league fixtures and he will be a tough one to beat on Sunday.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Catania

Bologna

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Calcio Catania CAT
Calcio Catania Catania
Draw
Bologna FC 1909 BOL
Bologna FC 1909 Bologna
48%
48%

Top 3 Predictions

Calcio Catania CAT
0 - 0
Bologna FC 1909 BOL
Calcio Catania CAT
2 - 1
Bologna FC 1909 BOL
Calcio Catania CAT
1 - 0
Bologna FC 1909 BOL

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