NAP vs BOG Dream11: Bologna travels to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium to take on Napoli in the Serie A. After 2 straight losses, Napoli has won 2 games and a 6-goal thriller against Sassuolo that ended in a draw. They are currently 6th in the table and can go within 2 points of 4th place before Atalanta play on Monday night. Bologna only has 1 win in their last 4 games which came in an impressive 2-0 win against Lazio. But they followed that up with a 1-0 loss to Cagliari and find themselves in 12th place. However, even 3 points won’t guarantee that they rise up the table but they can put some distance between themselves and the teams below them with a good result.
Napoli vs Bologna, Serie A
8th March, 1:15 am (IST)
Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples
Serie A Table – Napoli is currently 6th in the table with Bologna in 12th place.
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Napoli – LLWWD
Bologna – WDDWL
Head-to-head (last five meetings):
Napoli – 2
Draws – 1
Bologna – 2
Last meeting: Bologna 0-1 Napoli (Serie A, 8th November 2020)
Injury Report, Unavailability: Gennaro Gattuso will be without Andrea Pentagna and Hirving Lozano are out for the NAP vs BOG Dream11 Prediction with injuries.
Expected changes: There should be a few changes to the side that drew to Sassuolo in midweek with Alex Meret in goal. Kalidou Koulibaly should return to the centre-back spot with Nikola Maksimovic making way. Faouzi Ghoulam too should return with Elseid Hysaj dropping to the bench. Tiemoue Bakayoko could be handed a start over Demme and Victor Osinhem might replace Dries Mertens as the lone-striker.
Napoli Starting XI (probable):
Alex Meret (GK)
Giovani Di Lorenzo
Injury Report, Unavailability: Bologna will be without Aaron Hickey, Andri Baldursson, Federico Santander, Nicolas Dominguez, Paolo Farago and Takehiro Tomiyasu with Jerdy Schouten out suspended and will not play any part in the game.
Expected changes: Danilo should replace Valentin Anton in defence with rest of the defenders keeping their place. Andreas Olsen will get the nod to start on the right flank at the expense of Riccardo Orsolini. Musa Barrow’s poor performance against Cagliari might see Rodrigo Palacio get a start upfront.
Bologna Starting XI (probable):
Lukasz Skorupski (GK)
Lorenzo De Silvestri
SkyBet: Napoli – 1/2; Bologna – 5/1
Paddy Power: Napoli – 1/2; Bologna – 9/2
The NAP vs BOG Today Match Prediction will be a tough one for the Bologna defence as Napoli has scored fewer goals than just Atalanta and Inter in the Serie A. They also have a host of attacking players who will pose a serious threat to Bologna. But Napoli will do poorly to underestimate the quality that their opponents possess and they will look to score an early goal to unsettle the balance of the game.
Most Likely Result: Napoli win
Lorenzo Insigne – Insigne has been a mainstay at Napoli for a while now and has 11 goals and 4 assists in the Serie A this season. He also has a goal and 3 assists in his last 3 games for the club.
Roberto Soriano – Playing in that number 10 role, Soriano has been Bologna’s most productive player with 7 goals and 5 assists so far. He has also created a massive 41 chances and maintains a pass accuracy of 83%.
Nicola Sansone – With 7 goals and 2 assists, Sansone has been great for Bologna this season. He has also been in great form with 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 games. Sansone has succeeded in 27 dribbles and whipped in 14 accurate crosses, from the left-flank as well.
Matteo Politano – In just 12 starts, Politano has 10 goal-contributions so far. He has also created 25 goal-scoring chances, succeeding in about 70% of his attempted dribbles. Politano also maintains a pass accuracy of 80%.
Defenders- Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Ghoulam
Midfielders- Zielinski, Insigne (C), Olsen, Soriano (VC)
Forwards- Osimhen, Politano, Sansone