Napoli had their ambitions of catching leaders Juventus cut short in midweek by Inter. Carlo Ancellotti (coach of Napoli) tried to influence the referees to stop the game amid racist chants from the home supporters, but the outcome was that two of his players got sent off while arguing with the refs. Bologna lost at home to Lazio in midweek and find themselves 18th in the standings, 2 points away from the 17th place – the last that guarantees another season in Seria A. Now the two teams face each other in a game of round 19 at San Paolo Stadium in Naples.
Napoli vs Bologna Head to Head
|Last 20 H2H games||Last 10 games at Napoli||Last meeting|
|Napoli||11 W/ 4 D/ 5 L||7 W/ 1 D/ 2 L||Win|
|Bologna||5 W/ 4 D/ 11 L||2 W/ 1 D/ 7 L||Loss|
Worth mentioning: Napoli hold 22-3 advantage in goals scored in the last five games, understandably winning all of them. They have scored at least three on each of the last four games at home against their Saturday opponents. Bologna has conceded in each of the last ten visits at San Paolo.
Last game between the teams: 28.01.2018 Napoli – Bologna 3:1; Ibrahima Mbaye 5’(own goal), Dries Mertens 37’,59’; Rodrigo Palacio 1’
Last game at this venue: 28.01.2018 Napoli – Bologna 3:1; Ibrahima Mbaye 5’(own goal), Dries Mertens 37’,59’; Rodrigo Palacio 1’
Napoli vs Bologna Stats
as of: 28.12.2018
|Last game||Last 10|
|Napoli||Loss||6 W/ 2 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 2 D/ 0 L|
|Bologna||Loss||1 W/ 5 D/ 4 L||0 W/ 3 D/ 2 L|
Worth mentioning: No team has conceded less goals when playing at home, than Napoli’s four. Lately the Blues are involved in low scoring games, with the latest four ending 1-0. Bologna were on a run of four away games that saw both teams scoring and over 2,5 goals, before the stalemate at Parma. They have not won an away game since the beginning of the season.
Last game Napoli: Inter – Napoli 1:0; Lautaro Martinez 90’; Kalidou Koulubali 81’ and Lorenzo Insigne 90’ received red cards.
Last game Bologna: Bologna – Lazio 0:2; Felipe Luiz 30’, Senad Lulic 90’
Top performers Napoli: Arkadiusz Milik 8 goals, 1 assist; Lorenzo Insigne 7 goals 5 assists; Dries Mertens 7 goals 5 assists.
Top performers Bologna: Federico Santander 4 goals 2 assists; Riccardo Orsolini 2 goals, 1 assist; Ibrahima Mbaye 2 goals
Napoli vs Bologna News
Missing players Napoli: Captain Marek Hamsik and Vlad Chiriches are going to miss the game through injuries, while Kalidou Koulibali and Lorenzo Insigne are suspended.
Missing players Bologna: Diego Falcinelli was downed by flu, but he might recover on time.
Napoli vs Bologna Predictions
Both teams to score & over 2,5 goals