Bologna vs. Napoli – Serie A, November 8, 2020
Bologna will face off against Napoli on Sunday, November 8, as the Italian Serie A continues with Matchday 7.
These two foes had some memorable encounters over the last two seasons, and I expect to see another dramatic showdown Sunday at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna.
Therefore, I’ve prepared the latest team news and odds update along with the best Bologna vs. Napoli betting pick and tips.
Bologna vs. Napoli Odds
The visitors are listed as firm favorites on Bovada Sportsbook. They are legitimate championship contenders, while Bologna is considered a mid-table team.
However, Bologna is undefeated in three straight meetings with Napoli, recording a couple of wins in the process. Last season, Bologna outlasted Napoli 2-1 on the road, while the clash at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara was finished in a 1-1 stalemate.
Bologna vs. Napoli Preview
Bologna is sitting at the 13th spot of the Serie A standings with six points and an 11:12 goal difference. The Greyhounds are coming off a 3-2 home victory over Cagliari in Matchday 6, putting an end to a three-game losing streak.
It was their second win in three outings at home this term. Bologna scored a whopping 10 goals in those three showings while allowing seven in a return.
Midfielder Roberto Soriano leads the way for Bologna with four goals and four assists in seven appearances in all competitions. The Greyhounds have some serious injury problems and will miss seven players on Sunday, while their rivals will come in full strength.
Napoli is laying at the fifth spot of the Serie A table with 11 points and a 14:7 goal difference. After two straight victories over Atalanta 4-1 at home and Benevento 2-1 on the road, the Blues suffered a painful 2-0 home loss to Sassuolo in the previous round.
Forward Hirving Lozano leads the way for Napoli with four goals this season, while winger Matteo Politano and forward Dries Mertens combined for five goals and five assists.
The Blues are coming off a 2-1 road victory at Rijeka in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday afternoon. It was their second straight win on the road, but the Blues have dropped five of their last 10 away contests in all competitions.
Bologna vs. Napoli Pick
Both Teams to Score YES-175
On paper, Napoli is a better team in this matchup, and Bologna is struggling with injuries, but I think the hosts will find the net against the Blues’ struggling defense.
The Blues have conceded in each but one of their previous eight Serie A road games. They have one of the best frontlines in the league, but keeping their net intact against Bologna on the road should be a tall task.
The Greyhounds prefer an attacking approach and will push forward even against one of the best Serie A teams. As I’ve said, Bologna netted 10 times in three showings at home, while their last eight Serie A games at home saw both teams scoring.
Furthermore, the previous five encounters between Bologna and Napoli produced goals on both sides, as well as five of their last six meetings at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.