Bologna vs Spezia Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 27/01/2023

Bologna
27/01/23 - 17:30

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Bologna - Spezia

Italy Serie A - Renato Dall'Ara

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Bologna and Spezia clash at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Serie A on Friday, January 27th. Bologna can drag themselves into the top half of the table with a victory this week. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Bologna vs Spezia

Bologna have been beaten only twice at home in Serie A this season as they prepare to host Spezia on Friday evening. Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.

Bologna to Win

Bologna managed to take four points from their last two Serie A assignments and on Friday, they look ready to push for more success when they welcome Spezia to the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara . The visitors eked out a win in their last away test at Torino, though they slipped to defeat in seven of their eight contests on the road before that and they have a habit of dropping their performance levels on their travels. With that record in mind, our first prediction advises a stake on home win on Friday.

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Both Teams to Score

Bologna have an impressive strike rate at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, where they have managed to rattle the net at least once in nine of their ten home fixtures in Serie A. Defensively, there are still wrinkles for Head Coach Thiago Motta to iron out however, and as a consequence, both teams to score has been a winning bet in 70% of their home games during the same period. BTTS landed when Bologna and Spezia drew 2-2 earlier in the campaign and the same market appeals at the prices on offer here.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Bologna vs Spezia

View our list of the top stats for Friday’s fixture below alongside a tool to help you choose the most attractive odds.

Head to Head

04/09/22

Italy Serie A Serie A

Spezia

Spezia

Bologna

Bologna

2

2

21/02/22

Italy Serie A Serie A

Bologna

Bologna

Spezia

Spezia

2

1

28/11/21

Italy Serie A Serie A

Spezia

Spezia

Bologna

Bologna

0

1

18/04/21

Italy Serie A Serie A

Bologna

Bologna

Spezia

Spezia

4

1

16/12/20

Italy Serie A Serie A

Spezia

Spezia

Bologna

Bologna

2

2

Last Five - Bologna

18/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Lazio

Lazio

Bologna

Bologna

1

2

W

14/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

Bologna

Bologna

0

2

W

11/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Lecce

Lecce

Bologna

Bologna

0

4

W

03/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

Bologna

Bologna

2

4

W

27/01/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

AC Milan

AC Milan

Bologna

Bologna

2

2

D

Last Five - Spezia

17/02/24

Italy Serie B Italy

Cittadella

Cittadella

Spezia

Spezia

2

4

W

11/02/24

Italy Serie B Italy

Ternana

Ternana

Spezia

Spezia

1

1

D

03/02/24

Italy Serie B Italy

it

Catanzaro

Spezia

Spezia

1

1

D

27/01/24

Italy Serie B Italy

Pisa

Pisa

Spezia

Spezia

2

3

W

20/01/24

Italy Serie B Italy

Cremonese

Cremonese

Spezia

Spezia

1

0

L

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, odds and probability figures ahead of Friday’s meeting between Bologna and Spezia below.

Bologna odds: 23/25 (1.92) – 52.1%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.6) – 27.8%

Spezia odds: 31/10 (4.1) – 24.4%

The bookmakers believe Bologna have what it takes to win on Friday judging by their probability figures for the clash, while the hosts are also available at 33/20 (2.65) – 37.7% to cover a -1.0 goal handicap. Riccardo Orsolini is the market favourite at 6/1 (7.0) – 14.3% to score anytime this week.

Bologna vs Spezia Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Friday’s Serie A tussle between Bologna and Spezia below.

Bologna

Midfielder Gary Medel is expected to miss out this week for Bologna, as are attackers Nicola Sansone and Marko Arnautovic. In defence, Lorenzo De Silvestri and Kevin Bonifazi will hope to shake off issues to play a part. Bologna were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Cremonese last time out.

Predicted Lineup for Bologna: Skorupski – Posch, Soumaoro, Lucumi, Lykogiannis – Ferguson, Moro, Dominguez – Orsolini, Barrow, Soriano

Spezia

Keeper Jeroen Zoet is still nursing a ligament injury and won't be back in action until March, though personnel issues for Spezia elsewhere are few and far between. Spezia limped to a 2-0 reverse at home to Roma in their last Serie A outing, though they are still a healthy six points clear of the drop zone.

Predicted Lineup for Spezia: Dragowski – Hristov, Caldara, Amian – Holm, Bourabia, Ampadu, Reca – Verde, Gyasi – Agudelo

Player to Watch – Lewis Ferguson

23-year-old Lewis Ferguson joined a relatively small list of Scottish nationals to have played in Italy when he moved to Bologna from Aberdeen last year and the midfielder’s decision seems to have been justified already. Ferguson has established himself as a first-choice pick in the Bologna team and he has already scored three times in Serie A.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Bologna

Bologna
4-2-3-1
28
Lukasz Skorupski
pl
3
Stefan Posch
at
5
Adama Soumaoro
fr
26
Jhon Lucumi
co
50
Andrea Cambiaso
it
6
Nikola Moro
hr
30
Jerdy Schouten
nl
7
Riccardo Orsolini
it
19
Lewis Ferguson
gb
21
Roberto Soriano
it
11
Joshua Zirkzee
nl
Substitutes
66
Wisdom Amey
it
4
Joaquin Sosa
uy
20
Michel Aebischer
ch
34
Federico Ravaglia
it
55
Emanuel Vignato
it
8
Nicolas Dominguez
ar
25
Niklas Pyyhtia
fi
99
Musa Barrow
gm
22
Babis Lykogiannis
gr
1
Francesco Bardi
it

Spezia

Spezia
3-5-2
69
Bartlomiej Dragowski
pl
27
Kelvin Amian
fr
29
Mattia Caldara
it
43
Dimitrios Nikolaou
gr
2
Emil Holm
se
6
Mehdi Bourabia
ma
4
Ethan Ampadu
gb
24
Viktor Kovalenko
ua
13
Arkadiusz Reca
pl
11
Emmanuel Gyasi
gh
33
Kevin Agudelo
co
Substitutes
7
Jacopo Sala
it
30
Daniel Maldini
it
72
Tio Cipot
si
10
Daniele Verde
it
40
Petar Zovko
ba
21
Salva Ferrer
es
25
Salvatore Esposito
it
55
Przemyslaw Wisniewski
pl
44
David Strelec
sk
22
Federico Marchetti
it
5
Joao Moutinho
pt
16
Julius Beck
dk

Serie A Standings

Bologna vs Spezia Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Bologna vs Spezia prediction

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at Stake and 888Sport for Friday’s game.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 17:30 BST.

Who are the current Serie A champions?

AC Milan are the current champions of Serie A in Italy.


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