Bologna vs Spezia: predictions and betting tips on the Serie A match on January 27, 2023
On January 27, Renato Dall'Ara (Bologna) will host the match of the 20th round of the Serie A, in which Bologna will compete with Spezia. The battle will start at 18:30 CET.
The club had begun this season, like a number of previous ones, under the rule of Mihajlović. After a difficult start, the management made a decision to break up with Siniša. Thiago Motta, who had replaced the Serbian specialist, disappointed at first, but then he managed to finish the autumn with 5 out of 6 matches (including a 1-0 victory in the Coppa Italia match against Cagliari). It goes without saying that there were too many failures after the pause, but, at the same time, it is reasonable to look at the level of the opponents. “The White and Blacks” (Udinese) were defeated with a 2-1 score in Friuli. And the failures in the matches against Roma and Atalanta in the Serie A and with Lazio in the Coppa Italia were more than expected – all opponents are quoted higher in the standings of the tournaments, thus, they simply proved their domination. To be frank, only a 1-1 draw in the struggle with Cremonese looks like a misfire, especially taking into account the fact that the weak newcomer was the guest of the arena.
The team has recently risen to the Serie A, moreover, that is the first time in its history. On the one hand, there is only one way now – to fight for survival. On the other hand, no one expects much from the newcomer. Thiago Motta, who replaced Vincenzo Italiano, the hero of the promotion to the Calcio in 2021, was able to “climb” to the 16th place. At the same time, he, as a coach, was refused in favour of Luca Gotti. That move did not allow adding, even somehow, in the game – there was rather the opposite result. Nevertheless, a new mentor started a streak without any defeat in the end of the autumn. In November, there was a draw in the battle against Udinese and a victory in the struggle with Verona, and after the pause, the points were shared with Atalanta (the latter opponent made a comeback losing with a 0-2 score during the match) and Lecce. Then, there appeared one more success – an away 1-0 win over Torino... Suddenly, the Coppa Italia match against “the Goddess” ended with a tremendous 2-5 defeat. And one more lost came in the battle against Roma, this time a home 0-2 one.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Bologna lost the only time in the matches against Spezia, which happened in 2007. “The Red and Blues” had recently got 3 wins, but one more game ended with a 2-2 draw at “the Eagles’” arena in September.
Bookmakers believe that Thiago Motta will beat his former wards. We bet that Bologna will win in the home match (odd: 1.94).