Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
A spot in the Coppa Italia semis will be at stake when Fiorentina and Bologna take on each other at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Tuesday. The Viola failed to turn their dominance into goals in a 1-0 loss to Sassuolo, but they are surely capable of matching Bologna in front of home fans. Christian Kouame is on international duty, while all Riccardo Sottil, Nicolas Gonzalez, and Dodo remain in the recovery room. Gaetano Castrovilli is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Rossoblu, on the other hand, showed character in a 1-1 draw with Genoa, with the team scoring a late equalizer to save one point. Bologna and Fiorentina seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Lewis Ferguson is back from suspension, while both Dan Ndoye and Adama Soumaoro remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Christian Kouame):
Christian Kouame is an Ivory Coast international who has been playing for Serie A side Genoa since 2018. Kouame started his youth career at Prato and after ending his loan spells with the likes of Sassuolo and Inter, he returned to Stadio Lungobisenzio.
The 185-cm-tall forward made his professional debut with Prato on September 6, 2015 in a 2-1 loss to Pisa. Christian Kouame started the match, but he was replaced by Alberto Aladje after 66 minutes. The Genoa attacker, though, has yet to earn a call-up for the Ivory Coast national team. He has two caps for the Ivory Coast U23 team, but he is still eyeing his senior team debut.
His main position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. The Genoa footballer was born in Abijan on December 6, 1997 and he has a contract with the Rossoblu until June 30, 2023.
Highlighted Team (Bologna):
Bologna FC 1909 is an Italian football club founded in 1909 and playing in the Serie A. The club hosts its games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara which holds a capacity of 40500 seats. The stadium is named after their former chairman. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara since 1927.
The club colors of Bologna are blue and red and is one of the most successful football clubs in Italy winning the Serie A 7times and the Coppa Italia 2 times in the clubs history. Lately Bologna is not performing like their glory times anymore. The club is often relegated to the Serie B but manages to get back to the Serie A on and off. Another important person in the club is Joey Saputo, Canadian but with Italian roots, which is owner of Bologna.
Well known football players that wore the blue red colors of Bologna in their career are: Falcone, Dokovic, Nakata, Gillet, Pagliuca, Vieri and Zagorakis.