Bologna hope to make it five Serie A wins from 10 when they visit Inter. The Rossoblu have claimed as many victories as champions Juventus but, equally, only Crotone have lost more matches. Elsewhere, Antonio Conte was typically vocal after the recent success in Emilia-Romagna and expects more from his men.
Where and when: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan – 5 December, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Inter vs. Bologna: Premier Sports 2
Last time: Romelu Lukaku and Musa Juwara exchanged efforts before Musa Barrow won it late on for the Rossoblu.
Inter v Bologna Predictions and Preview
Inconsistent Inter somehow find themselves in second despite an underwhelming start to the league campaign. The Nerazzurri trail bitter foes Milan by five points in the table and gave a timely reminder of their quality with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Sassuolo in the previous gameweek.
The Neroverdi have deservedly earned the plaudits and inevitably drawn comparisons to Atalanta for their exciting brand of football but suffered their first defeat of the season to an inspired Inter.
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|Inter to win 2-0||17/2||Offer|
|Alexis Sanchez to score last||5/1||Offer|
|Draw and both teams to score||9/2||Offer|
On paper, no squad in the division possesses the same quality of the Milan giants. Conte has international quality in every department and a substitutes bench that regularly includes Radja Nainggolan, Christian Eriksen, Stefano Sensi, Sanchez and Ivan Perisic, but the former Chelsea coach is often a frustrated spectator on the sidelines. The Nerazzurri have performed woefully in the Champions League, and, barring a miracle, will be going out at the group-stage.
Full attention is likely to shift to the Scudetto in the near future and Lukaku will be fundamental to any title challenge. The Belgian hitman has 11 goal contributions from as many appearances and is 11/4 to break the deadlock.
The travelling party are led by a familiar face. Siniša Mihajlović picked up four major honours for the Nerazzurri during his playing days and is still well thought of. The Serbian will go with a quartet of Riccardo Orsolini, Roberto Soriano, Barrow and Rodrigo Palacio in attack and there is enough quality in the team to cause a jittery Nerazzurri backline problems.
Orsolini is now a regular member of Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri squad and is finally realising his potential. The talented winger has two in two for Italy and is 3/1 to register anytime. Bologna are 5/1 to get the better of Inter and a draw is 15/4.
One to watch for Inter: Roberto Gagliardini offers something different to Marcelo Brozovic and Nicolò Barella in the middle of the park and will support the forward line. The Bergamo born ace is 4/1 to notch anytime.
One to watch for Bologna: Soriano is in the form of his life and is also in contention for a place at next summer’s European Championship. The midfielder has struck on five occasions and is an attractive 18/1 to bag last.
Long shot: Bologna are unpredictable, but also dangerous, and it has been an eventful 2020-21 so far. The Rossoblu have yet to be involved in a 0-0 and are very much in the mould of their manager who expects total commitment. A 2-2 outcome is 15/1.