Hellas Verona plays Bologna at the M.Bentegodi on August 25, 2019, in the Italian Serie A 2018/20 season.
Hellas Verona was founded in 1903 and were the Serie A champions in 1985 and Serie B titlists three times. They were also Coppa Italia runners-up thrice, including back to back in 1983 and 1984. They have moved back and forth from Serie A to Serie B recently. After a second-place finish at Serie B in 2017, they finished second to the last in Serie A and were relegated after just one year playing in the top flight. However, they would fight back to earn 5th place finish to force a return to the Serie A this coming season.
These are the players for Hellas Verona as of August 11, 2019:
1GK Marco Silvestre, 3 DF Luigi Vitale, 4 MF Liam Henderson, 5 DF Davide Faraoni, 6 MF Luca Marrone, 7 MF Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (on loan from Udinese), 9 MF Antonino Ragusa, 10 FW Samuel Di Carmine, 11 FW Giampaolo Pazzini (captain), 12 GK Lorenzo Ferrari, 13 DF Amir Rrahmani, 16 Lee Seung-Woo, 17 Alessandro Crescenzi, 18 MF Lucas Felippe, 20 MF Mattia Zaccagni, 21 DF Koray Gunter (on loan from Genoa), 23 FW Antonio De Gaudio, 24 DF Marash Kumbulla, 25 MF Andrea Danzi, 26 GK Alessandro Berardi, 27 DF Pawel Dawidowicz, 28 FW L’ubomir Tupta, 29 DF Alberto Almici, 30 DF Matteo Bianchetti, 33 DF Alan Empereur, 96 GK Boris Radunovic (on loan from Atalanta), DF Salvatore Bocchetti, MF Miguel Veloso, MF Darko Lazovic, MF Valerio Verre (on loan from Sampdoria), FW Abdoullaye Traore, FW Gennaro Tutino (on loan from Napoli)
Odds from Titanbet.com as of 8/13/19
Bologna F.C. was founded in 1909 and the club was among the founding members of the Serie A in 1929. They are the 6th most successful club in Italian football history with a total of seven Italian League titles. They currently rank 9th in terms of appearances in Italian top-flight football, having played in 72 out of 87 Serie A tournaments held. After getting relegated in 2014, Bologna was promoted back to Serie A the following season and finished 14th in their first season back. Two mediocre 15th place performances followed before they ended up in 10th place during the 2018-19 Serie A season.
Here are the players for Bologna as of August 9, 2019:
1 GK Angelo de Costa, 3 DF Mattia Bani, 4 DF Stefano Denswil, 6 DF Nehuen Paz, 7 FW Riccardo Orsolini, 9 FW Federico Santander, 10 FW Nicole Sansone, 11 FW Ladislav Krejci, 14 DF Takehiro Tomiyasu, 15 DF Ibrahima Mbaye, 16 MF Andrea Poli (vice-captain), 17 FW Andreas Skov Olsen, 18 MF Cesar Falleti, 20 MF Godfred Donsah, 21 MF Roberto Soriano, 22 FW Mattia Destro, 23 DF Danilo Larangeira, 24 FW Rodrigo Palacio, 25 DF Gabriel Corbo, 28 GK Lukasz Skorupski, 31 MF Blerim Dzemaili (captain), 33 DF Arturo Calabresi, 35 DF Mitchell Dijks, 54 DF Lirim Kastrati, 91 FW Diego Falcinelli, 99 GK Calo Vinicius Pirana, MF Jeudy Schouten, MF Musa Juwara
Hellas Verona is 1-0-9 SU in their last 10 games played and they have lost their last six matches away from home. On the other hand, Bologna is 6-2-2 SU in their last 10 games played and they have won their last six games played at home. Head to head, Bologna is 6-1-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams, including 2-0-1 in their last three matches played. Bologna is also the soccer betting favorite to beat Hellas Verona in this match.
Sinisa Mihajilovic has been rewarded with a three-year contract after pulling off a “miracle” that enabled Bologna to avoid relegation. The team only had two wins in 21 matches and were in 18th place when former Serbia, AC Milan, Sampdoria, and Torino boss entered the picture. The club finished in 10th place and ensured a return to Serie A this coming term.
Midfielder Eric Pulgar has left Bologna for Fiorentina. The Chile international played in 100 Serie A matches and has scored 10 goals and 3 assists. The 25-year old also has 22 Caps for Chile with one goal. Likewise, coach Mihajilovic recently had a leukemia diagnosis and is currently being treated but continued to coach the team from the hospital during their preparations.
Despite their circumstances, Bologna has the better team in this contest and they have dominated this rivalry in recent time, losing just once to Verona in their last 10 meetings. Bologna has lost just once in their last eight Serie A matches and look to carry that form into this game. The illness of their coach has become their inspiration and look for the team to rally around him and win this match. Prediction: Bologna