It has already been a famous week in Italy for Bologna after booking their spot in the next round of the Coppa Italia. However, they will quickly need to refocus their attentions to Serie A this weekend, as Atalanta are the final visitors before Christmas.
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Bologna have been one of the surprise packages in Serie A this term, and they in the mix for a Champions League spot in Italy. However, they are currently just a point clear of Napoli in the league standings, meaning that they will need to continue their winning sequence in the competition. Bologna have looked impressive in recent weeks after landing victories in three of their last four matches.
Atalanta are among the clubs looking to close the gap on the Champions League spots. The Italian club currently sits seventh in the standings, and they are just two points behind their rivals this weekend. However, they come into the round in solid recent form in the competition after winning each of their previous two matches in the competition.
Bologna’s home record deserves extra attention this weekend, with the Italian club having won each of their previous five at Renato Dall’Ara. Meanwhile, they have kept clean sheets in four matches over that period. Bologna haven’t enjoyed a longer winning sequence since recording seven victories on the bounce in 2018-19.
Atalanta’s scoring record has improved in recent weeks, but they will come up against one of the most impressive defences in Serie A this weekend. Since Thiago Motta took over at Bologna in September 2022, no side in the competition has managed to record more clean sheets than the hosts this weekend.
Bologna vs Atalanta Head to Head
Atalanta holds the advantage in the overall record, as they have suffered just two defeats in the last 15 Serie A meetings with Bologna. However, one of those defeats did come in the previous meeting. But, Atalanta have recorded eleven wins in 15, with just two fixtures ending in draws.
Bologna vs Atalanta Prediction
Atalanta’s record in this fixture is a key angle, but the form of the home side could be the most interesting from a betting perspective. Bologna has one of the best defensive records in the competition, and they have also excelled in home matches throughout the campaign.
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