Our football match prediction:
Fiorentina chiefs sold several first-team regulars from the last season in the summer transfer window and, as a result, the Viola kicked off the new Serie A campaign with back-to-back losses to Inter and Sampdoria. Stefano Pioli’s troops, though, rolled over Verona in the “City of Love” at the weekend and, no doubt, they regained a much-needed confidence. Summer signing Giovanni Pablo Simeone opened his goal-scoring account in the 5-0 victory over Chievo and all eyes will be on the former Genoa attacker when Fiorentina welcome Bologna at their Stadio Artemio Franchi. The Viola are eager to record their first home win of the season and considering that the Rossoblu suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Napoli at home in their last league fixture, we predict that Stefano Pioli’s team are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match. In their last meeting in Florence the Viola defeated Bologna.
Highligted Player (Vincent Laurini):
Vincent Laurini started his senior career at the age of 19 as he played for Italy amateur club Fossombrone. The full-back made 54 league appearances for the club between 2008 and 2010 and during that period Carpi scouts spotted him. He signed for Carpi in 2010 and one year later he signed a new five-year deal with Biancorossi. Laurini played 57 games for Carpi and in 2012 he decided to move to Empoli. The Empoli full-back was born in Thionville, France, but he is eligible to play for both France and Italy. Laurini wears No. 2 shirt for the Azzurri and he made 25 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. He scored one goal for Empoli during the season as he helped the team pick up one point from the match against Sampdoria. Despite being right-footed, he is capable of playing as a left-back. Laurini’s contract with Empoli expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Bologna):
Bologna FC 1909 is an Italian football club founde din 1909 and playing in the Serie A. The club hosts it’s 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 it’s home games in theStadio Renato Dall’Ara since 1927. The club colours of Bologna are blue and red and is one of the most succesfull 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 colours of Bologna in their career are: Falcone, Dokovic, Nakata, Gillet, Pagliuca, Vieri and Zagorakis