Monday night action in Serie A takes place in Bologna, as the home side welcomes Atalanta to town. Both sides will be looking to build momentum in the Italian top-flight, as they were unable to return to domestic action in midweek with a victory.
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Atalanta’s fight to finish in a Champions League place has weakened as the season has progressed, and they will be in desperate need of getting back on the right track on Monday. The Italian side comes into this fixture on the road having gone four without a win, which leaves them five points off the top four. However, they were able to end a three-game losing run on their return to action.
Atalanta started that game on their return extremely slowly, and found themselves 2-0 down after half an hour at Spezia. But, Atalanta should be commended for their strong response in the second period, and they eventually rescued a point following efforts from Rasmus Hojlund and Mario Pasalic in the final 13 minutes. But, they will need to start much quicker against a talented Bologna side.
Bologna remain in the middle of the Serie A standings, as they have won five from 16 games this term. However, they are still just ten points above the drop zone, which means that a poor run of form could see them getting sucked back into the relegation scrap. But, the Italian side has boasted some good recent form, as they have won three of their last five.
However, they weren’t able to make a winning return to domestic action in midweek, as they were beaten 1-0 on the road by Roma. Bologna didn’t offer much in the attacking third in that fixture, as they registered just two shots on target despite having 62% of the possession. They will need to use the ball better against Atalanta on Monday.
Bologna vs Atalanta Head to Head
Atalanta has a fine record against Bologna, as they are unbeaten in the previous five encounters. During that run, they have picked up three wins, including an away success last season. Atalanta has also won four of their last six games against Bologna away from home.
Bologna vs Atalanta Prediction
Atalanta’s away record in this fixture deserves credit, as they have avoided defeat in five from six visits to Bologna. We could see that run continuing on Monday, but a draw may be the most likely outcome.
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