AC Milan v Bologna Preview

February 13, 2014 | By

Juventus v Roma PreviewItalian Serie A action on Valentines Day Night comes from the Stadio Giuseppe Stadium and features hosts AC Milan versus Bologna.

View our Betting Preview, Team News, Head to Head Statistics, Tips, Picks, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on ESPN High Definition, with a scheduled 19:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

AC Milan v Bologna Preview, Serie A, Friday 14th February 2014

AC Milan and Bologna have already met in the beginning stages of the Serie A season and the game ended with both teams scoring 3 goals each. It was a very exciting game with lots of attacking football and bad defending so as you can imagine it was a lot of fun to watch for a neutral supporter of the Serie A league. AC Milan themselves have not been the side they are used to being and current sit struggling for consistency in 11th position and a win on Friday could see them jump up a couple of positions before other teams play at the weekend.

Bologna are a side struggling close to the bottom and are set for a relegation battle as they are only currently 4 points clear of the drop. It will be a must win game for them on Valentines Day as the look to further themselves away from that inevitable battle ahead. They played well against this AC Milan side back in September even though they went one nil down in the 12th minute. They fought back well to go 3 – 1 ahead after a brace from Diego Laxalt and then Cristaldo on the hour mark. But then sadly defended very badly as AC Milan fought back with two last minute goals to earn them a draw away from home.

AC Milan v Bologna Team News

AC Milan Team News:

QPR loan player Adel Taarabt erupted onto the Serie A scene last weekend as he scored on his debut to put his new side 1 – 0 up against Napoli away from home. Bad sadly his bubble was burst when the home side scored 3 goals on the trot to end the game with yet again another loss by AC Milan. With a wealth of talent at the club it is strange to see a historic club like AC Milan struggle, with the likes of Mario Balotelli who has scored 9 times this season and the the Brazilian Kaka also on target with 5 you can only put it down to some poor defending.

Bologna Team News:

Bologna are struggling for goals with only 7 of them coming from the 6 club strikers they have, The clubs top scorer is midfielder Panagiotis Kone who has scored 4 goals in 20 games which just shows how little the strikers have scored. The 21 year old Uruguayan Diego Laxalt scored twice when these two sides last met but the youngster has since then not hit the target in the 11 games he has played this season.

AC Milan v Bologna Head to Head Statistics

AC Milan in the last 5 head to head battles come out on top with 2 wins and 3 draws and are even the more dominant team when looking at the 29 games played in total. Because we can see that AC Milan have won 17 to Bologna’s 5 and also have 7 draws with 4 of them with AC Milan the hosts.

25/09/13 SEA Bologna – AC Milan 3 : 3
20/01/13 SEA AC Milan – Bologna
2 : 1
01/09/12 SEA Bologna – AC Milan 1 : 2
22/04/12 SEA AC Milan – Bologna
1 : 1
11/12/11 SEA Bologna – AC Milan 2 : 2

Average Goals Per Game?

In these last 29 games played we have recorded a total of 82 goals scored which gives us an average of 2.8 goals per game which is very respectable. The two sides have already drawn this season in a 3 – 3 draw so hopefully we will see another exciting game this Valentines Day.

AC Milan v Bologna Recent Form (Last 5 Games – Left to Right)

AC Milan: L D W L W

Bologna: W L D D D

AC Milan are really struggling for consistency this season and sit in a miserable 11th position in the Serie A League. Their form is up and down although it is still slightly better than their opponents Bologna who are struggling in 16th position.

AC Milan v Bologna Match Betting Odds Market.

AC Milan are set as clear favourites here for this game with them playing at home, although their form doesn’t quite warrant such poor odds for Fridays game. With the best odds currently seen here @ 2/5 with Ladbrokes – £50 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

The Draw is a good choice for this Serie A Valentines Day match with these two sides getting that result 3 times in their last 5 head to head battles. And the best odds for that result can be seen here @ 4/1 with Bet365 – £200 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

Bologna are set as long shots for this game with them struggling near the bottom of the table and scoring very few goals this season. And the best odds are currently coming in @ 19/2 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

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AC Milan v Bologna Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Valentines Day night may not be an occasion for some people but if you are a fan of football and more specifically Serie A then ESPN are playing host to what promising to be an exciting match where AC Milan continue to hope they find some consistency in their positive results. After dropping more points to Napoli last weekend they look set to rekindle that winning passion against a side who almost shocked them back in September when the game ended 3 – 3. AC Milan did take the lead back in that game yet Bologna bought back 3 goals before the hour mark which set the game up for what was to be expected as a shock AC Milan loss. But with just a couple of minutes to play AC Milan managed to score twice and end the game with a well fought point.

AC Milan fans will be expecting a win come Friday night and I personally feel it is of course a realistic result by such a historic club and seriously do hope they find their greatness once more this season or the next. Bologna are a side who are just a few points clear of the drop zone and will be doing anything in their power to come away from this game with a hard earned point. Again this result is something I could seriously see happening unless AC Milan pull their socks up for this match.

So lets get down to some predictions. The first I am going for is an AC Milan win and over 2.5 goals to be scored in the match which could well be possible. the other I am going for is a score draw, the reason I am going for this is down to AC Milan’s form and the fact that Bologna will really need to fight for a result if they wish to avoid the relegation battle that is very close below them.

The Verdict

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