Our football match prediction:
Bologna made a slow start to the season, but they have been improving their game week by week. The Rossoblu did well to hold Inter to a 1-1 draw on Matchday 5 and they head into Sunday’s football game against SPAL following back-to-back wins over the likes of Sassuolo and Genoa. Bologna aim to retain their spot in top ten and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. SPAL, on the other hand, are desperate to secure the top flight survival, but they will have a mountain to climb in the remainder of the season if they are to meet the goal. The newcomers are tough to beat at home, but their away record is anything but good and, taking everything into account, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts, who have found their best form of late.
Highligted Player (Mattia Destro):
Mattia Destro started his youth career at Ascoli, but in 2005 he moved to Inter. The Italian attacker, though, made his debut in the Serie A with Genoa in the 2010/2011 season. He scored 2 goals in 16 appearances for the Rossoblu and at the end of the season he signed a deal with Siena. Destro netted 12 goals for Siena in 30 league appearances for the club and on 30 July, 2012 he joined fellow Serie A team Roma for a fee of €8.5 million. The Italian footballer made his debut for the capital club on 2 September, 2012 in a 3-1 victory over Inter. Destro scored 24 goals for Roma between 2012 and 2015 and after ending his loan spell with Milan he joined Bologna on 20 August, 2015. Speaking of his international career, the Bologna forward has 15 caps for Italy U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 15 August, 2012 against England at Wembley Stadium. He made Italy’s 2014 provisional FIFA World Cup squad, but he eventually failed to make the final roster.
Highlighted Team (SPAL):
SPAL impressed in the 206/2017 Serie B campaign, with the team finishing the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of second-placed Hellas Verona. The Biancazzurri returned to the Italian elite division following a 49-year absence and it has to be noted that they finished the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign in 14th place in the table. As a result, they were relegated to the Italian second tier at the end of the season. The club was founded in 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor and six years later was renamed as Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor. After a bankruptcy the club was re-founded in 2005 and they have been competing as SPAl 1907 ever since. SPAL welcome their rivals at Stadio Paolo Mazza, the venue which was opened in 1928. You should know that the capacity of the stadium is 12.438 Rovigo are regarded as Spal’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Derby of Polesine.