Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Sunday’s football game at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara pits together Bologna and Napoli. The Rossoblu aim to build on a 3-2 win over Cagliari, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Neapolitans. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be talented Gambia attacker Musa Barrow, who scored a brace at the weekend. Keep in mind, though, that the likes of Santander, Olsen, Dijks, Mbaye, Medel, Poli, and Sansone are all likely to miss the game with injury.
Napoli, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from an unexpected 2-0 loss to Sassuolo, and given their attacking potential, a lively contest is on the cards at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. It has to be noted that over 2.5 goals have been netted in 14 of the previous 14 meetings in all competitions. Since Genaro Gattuso has a full squad to choose from, the visitors are closer to picking up all three points from the game than the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Soriano):
Born in Darmstadt, Germany on February 8, 1991 Roberto Soriano started his career at the youth team of Bayern Munich at the age of 15. In 2009 he moved to Sampdoria and he made his senior debut for La Samp on October 5, 2011, but it has to be noted that he played for Empoli on loan in the 2010/2011 season. The prolific midfielder scored 18 goals in 136 appearances in the league for Sampdoria before joining Villarreal in the summer of 2016.
Roberto Soriano signed a five-year contract with the Yellow Submarine on August 2, 2016 and he has been playing for the La Liga side ever since. The 182-cm-tall footballer impressed in the 2016/2017 Primera Division campaign as he scored ten goals in the process, while providing seven assists for his teammates.
Roberto Soriano has a dual citizenship (Germany/Italy), but he decided to represent the Azzurri on the international stage. He made his debut for the Italy national football team in November, 2014 against Croatia.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.