Inter vs Bologna last five H2Hs: Six more on the cards for Martinez and co?

Inter take on Bologna in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday 20 December with the home side still in the hunt for a famous treble. Bologna are having a great season of their own, though, so this will be a significant hurdle for Simone Inzaghi's men. The Inter vs Bologna last five H2Hs suggest that this clash could go either way with both teams enjoying wins over the other in recent years.

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Inter and Bologna have traded wins against each other in recent years – Photo by Icon Sport

Inter vs Bologna H2H record

The Inter vs Bologna rivalry is one that has been ongoing for decades with the two clubs facing each other on 166 previous occasions. As one of Italy's most successful football clubs, it is unsurprising that Inter Milan have the better of the H2H, although Bologna have done well against Inter in recent years.

  • Inter Milan Wins: 84
  • Draws: 37
  • Bologna Wins: 45

Inter are looking to defend their Coppa Italia title this season and will need to overcome Bologna on Wednesday. Although Bologna have defeated Inter several times in the last ten years, the Milan outfit have been dominant in Coppta Italia H2Hs against Bologna, winning their last eight matches against them in this competition.

Hakan Çalhanoğlu
Hakan Çalhanoğlu will be the main creative spark in Inter's midfield on Wednesday – Photo by Icon sport

Inter vs Bologna last five H2Hs

Inter 6-1 Bologna – 18 September 2021

Inter handed Bologna a 6-1 hiding in September 2021 in a match that will live long in the memory for those in attendance at the San Siro. Edin Dzeko scored a brace while the other four goals came from Martinez, Skriniar, Barella and Vecino. Arthur Theate scored a late goal for Bologna but the away end had already emptied by this point so it was of little consolation to the travelling supporters.

Bologna 2-1 Inter – 27 April 2022

Bologna were out for revenge in April 2022 when they welcomed Inter to the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara. With Bologna sitting in midtable, they could play with freedom whereas Inter were involved in a neck-and-neck title race with their AC Milan. Ivan Perisic gave Inter an early lead which sparked fears of another mauling but Bologna responded well and equalised before half time. Then, in the 81st minute, Nicola Sansone won the game for Bologna following a terrible goalkeeping error.

Inter 6-1 Bologna – 9 November 2022

Inter must have blamed Bologna for ruining their title charge in 2021/22 as at the beginning of the 2022/23 series A season, Simone Inzaghi's men gave them another 6-1 beatdown. This time, Bologna scored first but their lead didn't last long and Inter were 3-1 up at half time thanks to goals from Dzeko, Martinez and Dimarco. Inter stepped it up a gear in the second half and netted three more goals to give Bologna another day to forget at the San Siro.

Bologna 1-0 Inter – 26 February 2023

Just like in 2022, Bologna responded to their 6-1 defeat to Inter by defeating them at home. The 1-0 victory in February 2023 wasn't quite as dramatic as the 2-1 win a year earlier but it earned them a valuable three points as they pushed for a top-half finish in Serie A. On the night, the only goal of the game came from Riccardo Orsolini in the 75th minute.

Inter 2-2 Bologna – 7 October 2023

The most recent Inter vs Bologna H2H came in October 2023 at the San Siro. After losing their previous two visits to the famous old stadium 6-1, Bologna wouldn't have been expecting much but they put in a stellar performance to deny Inter. Simeone's men were 2-0 up after 15 minutes but instead of folding like in previous years, Bologna fought back thanks to goals from Orsolini and Joshua Kirkzee.

Recent Inter vs Bologna H2H
Bologna came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in the most recent Inter vs Bologna H2H- Photo by Icon sport

Potential MVP – Lautaro Martínez

Lautaro Martinez has been enjoying a stellar season for Inter Milan so far and leads the way in the race for the Serie A Golden Boot with 15 goals in 16 league appearances so far. Martinez is reportedly open to signing a new deal at the San Siro in a move that would silence rumours of a move to the Premier League much to the dismay of Italian defences.

Martinez has a good record against Bologna and the Argentinian has scored in Inter's last three home games against them. Can he make that four in a row in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday night or will the Bologna defence find a way to keep him quiet?

Lautaro Martínez
Lautaro Martínez has scored in Inter's last three home matches against Bologna – Photo by Icon sport

Key trend

Looking at the Inter vs Bologna last five H2Hs, results clearly benefit whoever is at home. Inter have scored 14 goals in their last three home matches against Bologna which is a stat that will concern and scare Bologna manager, Thiago Motta. We are going for a comfortable home victory with Lautaro Martinez getting on the scoresheet.

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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.