Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Bologna and Sassuolo take on each other at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in the closing match of Saturday’s program. The Rossoblu aim to put an end to their four-game winless run and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Neroverdi. Stefan Posch is back from suspension, while Oussama El Azzouzi is representing Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations. Head coach Thiago Motta will be watching the game from the stands following his sending-off in a 2-2 draw with AC Milan.
Sassuolo, on the other hand, failed to create a descent opportunity to score in a 1-0 loss to Monza, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on Bologna. As for the away team, Mattia Viti should be recalled to the starting XI following his fine performance against the Biancorossi, whereas Pedro Mba Obiang continues to miss out with injury.
Highlighted Player (Domenico Berardi):
Once one of the most promising young players in Serie A, Domenico Berardi is the Italian footballer that plays for Sassuolo and the Italy national team. Born in Cairati, Calabria, the forward begun his professional career back in 2012, when he helped the Neroverdi win Serie B and play in Serie A next season and was named as the best player of the competition, only 18 years of age.
He made his first appearance for the Italy U19 national team in the same season. His excellent performances draw the attention of Juventus and the Old Lady confirmed in the beginning of the Season 2013/14 that Domenico Berardi joined the club on a co-ownership deal.
The player never played for Juventus because he remained in Sassuolo and he recently signed a new contract with the Neroverdi. The 24-year-old right winger, who can also play as a left winger and a second striker, made his first appearance in the senior national team in June 2018.
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.