Fiorentina is going head to head with Bologna on 5th February 2023 at 17:00 UTC at Stadio Artemio Franchi stadium,Italy. Fiorentina aim to pick up the space in the top table as they host mid-table counterparts Bologna on Sunday. Fiorentina have won more top-level fixtures against Bologna than any other opponent. Not only that, they have won eight of the teams’ last 10 contests in Florence – conceding just one goal in the process.
Though they have faced the fewest shots of any side in the Italian top flight this season, Fiorentina have still kept only one clean sheet during their last 13 league matches, and since October no other team has posted fewer shutouts.
In midfield, Amrabat should join Giacomo Bonaventura, who has scored five league goals against Bologna in his career to date. Further forward, Luka Jovic and Arthur Cabral battles the centre-forward role.
Fiorentina possible starting lineup:
Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi; Amrabat, Duncan; Kouame, Bonaventura, Gonzalez; Jovic
Fiorentina is sitting on the 12th spot in the table
There have been 35 meetings between Fiorentina and Bologna. The hosts have won 15 of those games while the visitors have won five times. There have been 15 draws between the two teams.
The visitors picked up a 2-1 win in the last meeting between the two teams, ending a 16-game winless run in this fixture. Now, they aim to improve an away record this season, with an average of over two goals conceded per game.
Bologna’s absence list of players is a long one and features some significant names: Nicola Sansone (toe), Kevin Bonifazi (knee), Lorenzo De Silvestri (calf) and Gary Medel (thigh) all join star striker Marko Arnautovic (foot) in missing the trip to Tuscany.
Bologna are without a clean sheet in their last four games in this fixture.
Bologna are burdened by a long injury list and therefore, Fiorentina can therefore claim a win to take them above their visitors in the table.
Prediction: Fiorentina 1-0 Bologna