It’s 11th against 12th this weekend, as a struggling AC Milan side head to Northern Italy to play Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. The hosts are only a single point behind their visitors on Sunday, with both teams closer to the relegation zone than the European places ahead of this game.
Where and when: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara – 8 December, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Bologna vs. Milan: Premier Sports, Bet365 live streaming
Last time: Milan beat Bologna 2-1 at the San Siro when the teams met towards the end of last season, with Suso and Fabio Borini getting the goals before Mattia Destro pulled one back for the away team.
Bologna v Milan Predictions and Preview
Milan may be having a stinker of a season once again, but the Rossoneri supporters can travel to Emilia-Romagna on Sunday with plenty of optimism. Il Diavolo haven’t lost to Bologna in almost four years, winning six of the seven meetings between the teams since losing 1-0 to the Rossoblu at the San Siro in January 2016.
The only game in that run Milan failed to win was a goalless draw in last season’s corresponding fixture. We hope for a more entertaining clash this weekend, but with neither team in good form, that result could be worth a look at 11/1 if you’re after Serie A correct score predictions for Sunday.
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With rumours gathering pace that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be set for a sensational return to Milan, there’s pressure on Rossoneri forwards such as Suso, Krzysztof Piatek and Hakan Calhanoglu to start delivering the goods here. Indeed, it was left-back Theo Hernandez who scored Milan’s late winner away to Parma last weekend, ending a winless run of three games where they only scored twice.
After only managing 13 goals in 14 Serie A fixtures so far this term, and Hernandez currently joint top scorer with Piatek, hitting the back of the net is a major issue for Stefano Pioli’s side. Bologna may be one place below the Milan outfit in the table, but they’ve seen the net bulge 20 times already.
It’s at the other end where the Rossoblu have struggled the most, conceding 23 times in just 14 games, six more than Milan. With that in mind, Sinisa Mihajlovic could use the return of defender Mitchell Dijks as soon as possible. At the other end, Federico Santander is an injury doubt along with Roberto Soriano, while Leo Duarte misses out for the away team.
Despite their troubles, Milan still start as the 8/5 favourites in the betting for this game. After only one win in their last five fixtures, Bologna are 9/5 to make it back-to-back victories this weekend. The hosts could be worth a look considering they beat Napoli 2-1 away last time out, while you can back the draw in this game at 12/5.
One to watch for Bologna: Central striker Rodrigo Palacio has managed four Serie A goals so far this season, and he is 7/1 to open the scoring on Sunday.
One to watch for Milan: Krzysztof Piatek has only found the net three times, but he is 11/2 to put his poor run of form behind him by breaking the deadlock here.
Long shot: Before last season, the most recent time Milan had failed to beat Bologna away was back in September 2013. That game ended in an entertaining 3-3 draw thanks to two late Milan goals, with the same suorline this weekend priced at 50/1.