Date and Time: 21stMarch 2022 @1:15 AM IST
Venue: Renato Dall’Ara
Bologna vs Atalanta BC Where to watch?
Bologna vs Atalanta BC Team News:
While Atalanta prepares for their visit to Bologna, the Bianconeri will be without Kingsley Michael, Nicolas Dominguez, and Federico Santander due to injury, as well as Kevin Bonifazi and Nicola Sansone, who are also missing due to suspension. However, there is some good news for Sinisa Mihajolovic, as the home side welcomed wing-back, Lorenzo De Silvestri, back into full training this week, and he should start alongside Arthur Theate, who returns from a suspension to replace Bonifazi in the back three.
Marko Arnautovic has scored each of the club’s past three Serie A goals; the last player to do it in a succession was the club’s current general manager Marco Di Vaio, who did so in 2008.
After such a rapid turnaround from the Rhine to Emilia-Romagna, Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini may be tempted to rotate some of the players from the starting XI that won on Thursday night. Also anticipated to be ruled out of Italy’s World Cup playoff later this month, captain Rafael Toloi was forced off with an injury in the first half of the match against Leverkusen, and Berat Djimsiti is slated to take his position in the back three for the visitors.
Although Marten de Roon has been reinstated to the team after his suspension last weekend, left-winger Davide Zappacosta will now be suspended for one match. Due to the absence of Josip Ilicic, Aleksei Miranchuk, and Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel is expected to start upfront, even though the Colombian has failed to score in each of his past five league games, which is his worst such skid since January of this year.
Bologna vs Atalanta BC Probable Playing XI:
Bologna possible starting lineup:
Skorupski; Soumaoro, Medel, Theate; De Silvestri, Schouten, Svanberg, Hickey; Orsolini, Arnautovic, Barrow
Atalanta BC possible starting lineup:
Musso; Demiral, Palomino, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Pezzella; Pasalic; Malinovskyi, Muriel
Bologna vs Atalanta BC Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Bologna win (4.33)
Atalanta win (1.85)
The One-Liner Explainer:
It is only relegation hopefuls Genoa who have performed worse in that respect than both Atalanta and Bologna. The visitors may also be suffering from a European hangover as they go to the capital. As a result, a closely fought game may be won by a flash of brilliance from La Dea’s lacklustre cast of offensive stars in the last minutes.