Bologna vs Inter Milan / Serie A – The Italian Serie A plays its third round and Bologna meets Inter in the first out of two Saturday’s matches. The two teams have the same score in two previous rounds, one drew and one defeat, which definitely cannot please their loyal fans. Under this we have particularly in mind Inter, from whom we expect to start offensively from the first minute and go after all three points in Bologna. Inter has seven-game unbeaten streak of five wins and two draws against Bologna.
Bologna vs Inter Milan begins 01.09.2018 at 18:00 CET
On the other hand Bologna relies in facts that one of those two draws was played in Bologna last year, and that Inter is under much bigger pressure at the moment. True, Bologna fans cannot be satisfied with the beginning of new season as their team firstly lost home match with SPAL 1-0, and then last weekend it merely drew away with returnee to the Italian elite football league Frosinone, playing 0-0.
Before those two league matches Bologna won lower-league Calcio Padova 2-0 at home in the Coppa Italia but it is expected from new manager Pippo Inzaghi to finally start winning in the Serie A as otherwise Bologna could again play in fear of relegation the entire season. Let’s add that match with Inter will skip due to injuries stopper Paz, midfielder Donsah and forward Palacio, while midfielder Nagy is suspended.
Probable lineups Bologna: Skorupski – Gonzalez, Danilo, Helander – Mattiello, Dzemaili, Pulgar, Poli, Dijks – Destro, Falcinelli
We have said that Inter too totally disappointed at the beginning of new season as it won just one point from first two rounds, which happened last weekend when it drew at home with Torino 2-2, while before that it was defeated by Sassuolo away 1-0. Despite losing the first match of the new season Inter fans come in large number to support them their team when it faced Torino at home, which probably helped to have lead of 2-0 at the halftime. Later on, Inter incomprehensively received two goals for the final 2-2.
It is natural that after mishaps in previous two rounds the Nerazzuri have imperative to win match with Bologna, and it is quite realistic to expect from manager Spaletti to set more offensive tactic than he did in first two rounds. On top of it, excellent midfielder Nainggolan should debut in Inter jersey on Saturday. He will be probably positioned ahead of Vecino and Brozovic, and in between wingers Politano and Perisic. Let’s add that defender Asamoah is the only one who complains about injury.
Probable lineups Inter Milan: Handanovic – Vrsaljko, de Vrij, Skriniar, Dalbert – Brozovic, Vecino – Politano, Nainggolan, Perisic – Icardi
Bologna vs Inter Milan PICK
After they won just one point in first two rounds Inter players will quite certainly give their best in order to triumph in Bologna on Saturday, especially as the home team is still getting used on the new manager.
Pick: Inter wins
Odds: 1.60 at sportingbet (down to 1.55 can be played)
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