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Serie A Preview: Bologna v Inter
New coach Claudio Ranieri will be looking to lead the San Siro giants to their 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; Forlan; Milito, Pazzini
Claudio Ranieri will make his coaching debut for Inter and will play four at the back. 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. Wesley Sneijder picked up a muscle problem and will not feature.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Bologna are still looking for a win this season after a draw and two losses in their 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 have scored just one goal in their 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 holders have conceded 12 goals in their last six matches away from home.
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Top 3 Predictions
Bologna 0-2 FC Internazionale
- 23.06 %
Bologna 1-2 FC Internazionale
- 15.29 %
Bologna 0-3 FC Internazionale
- 13.41 %
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Mar 10, 2013||FC Internazionale 0 - Bologna 1|
|Italy - Coppa Italia (ITAC)||Jan 15, 2013||FC Internazionale 3 - Bologna 2|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Oct 28, 2012||Bologna 1 - FC Internazionale 3|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Feb 17, 2012||FC Internazionale 0 - Bologna 3|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Sep 24, 2011||Bologna 1 - FC Internazionale 3|
|May 12, 2013||Parma 0 - Bologna 2||ITA1|
|May 8, 2013||Bologna 0 - SSC Napoli 3||ITA1|
|May 5, 2013||Lazio 6 - Bologna 0||ITA1|
|Apr 27, 2013||Atalanta 1 - Bologna 1||ITA1|
|Apr 21, 2013||Bologna 1 - Sampdoria 1||ITA1|
|Returns:||Bologna £65.00||Sign up with William Hill for a free bet up to £25|
|Returns:||Draw £32.50||Sign up with bet365 for a free bet up to £200|
|Returns:||Inter £40.00||Sign up with William Hill for a free bet up to £25|
|9||Marco Di Vaio||Striker|
|25||Walter Adrian Samuel||Defender|
|4||Javier Adelmar Zanetti||Defender|
|19||Esteban Matias Cambiasso||Midfielder|
|-||Diego Forlan Corazo||Striker|
|4||Sulley Ali Muntari||Midfielder|
|11||Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez||Midfielder|
|22||Diego Alberto Milito||Striker|
|Marco Di Vaio|
The 35-year-old striker is the dangerman for Bologna even though he has yet to open his scoring account this season. His 19 goals in the last campaign ensured the club secured their Serie A status and he will likely need to match that output if they hope to stay up again this term.
The Italy striker was not given much playing time under former coach Gian Piero Gasperini but will likely be handed a start by new boss Claudio Ranieri and he will be eager to get his name on the scoresheet against a leaky Bologna backline.
Claudio Ranieri will bring instant stability to the squad, and theyy will, in turn, pick up their first win of the 2011-12 campaign thanks to goals from Diego Forlan and Giampaolo Pazzini.
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