Both Bologna and Inter have endured a disappointing start to their respective league campaigns, with each gaining just one point in their opening two matches. The visitors will be favourites to win but home advantage and patchy form may have an upset on the cards.
Where and when: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, Bologna – 1 September, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Bologna vs. Inter: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Inter edged out Bologna at the San Siro 2-1 back in February with Eder and Yann Karamoh getting the goals, with the visitors seeing two players sent-off late on. The game in Bologna ended 1-1 last season thanks to a late Mauro Icardi penalty.
|Inter to win to nil||11/8||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||5/6||Offer|
|Bologna double chance||7/5||Offer|
Bologna vs. Inter Predictions and Preview
Both these sides have endured a massively disappointing start to their campaigns despite relatively appealing fixtures.
For Bologna, a home game with SPAL and trip to newly-promoted Frosinone represented an opportunity for a quick start but with just one point and no goals, it has been hugely underwhelming.
Inter have not fared much better, they lost 1-0 on the opening day at Sassuolo before blowing a two-goal lead at home to Torino to Luciano Spalletti’s men floundering.
However, the Nerazzurro are favourites to win this tie at odds of 8/13, while a surprise home win is priced at 9/2 with the draw available at 29/10.
Bologna will hope their defensive resilience and disciplined tactics can frustrate the visitors – who were blunted in their trip to Sassuolo. Under 2.5 goals is available at 5/6 while fewer than 1.5 goals is at 23/10.
Over 2.5 goals may appear to offer value at 1 but considering the early struggles of both teams and the usual low-scoring affairs between the two, this is improbable.
A ‘double chance’ on Bologna to battle their way to either a draw or a win is available at 7/5 while an Inter win/draw outcome is at 2/13.
If you fancy the visitors to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 31/20 while they are priced at 11/8 to win to nil.
One to watch for Bologna: Paraguayan forward Federico Santander netted 38 league goals across three campaigns for FC Copenhagen and will be eager to get off the mark for his new club in this game.
One to watch for Inter: Argentine striker Mauro Icardi has netted 91 Serie A striker across the past four seasons including 29 last time out and he will be hopeful of starting his tally for this campaign.
Long shot: Between these sides, they have failed to score in three of their first four games this season and both may be shy in front of goal this time round. A scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 23/2.