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AC Milan vs Bologna Preview: Classic Encounter, Team News, Predictions & More

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso will need a greater exhibiting from his squad as they host Bologna on Sunday in Serie A.

Each side are degree on factors (21) within the desk, with Milan solely a spot larger than Bologna by a single aim. Milan dropped to eighth following their stunning 2-2 draw towards Benevento final weekend, wherein the Benevento goalkeeper got here up for a nook and scored a dramatic last-gasp equaliser. 


Bologna come into the sport on the again of a 1-1 draw towards Cagliari, and can really feel that, with Milan’s poor type, they may positively take not less than a degree dwelling on Sunday.

Traditional Encounter

Milan have gained 4 of their final six conferences with Bologna, with Milan taking a cushty Three-Zero dwelling victory of their final Serie A gathering again in Might.

Objectives from Gerard Deulofeu, Keisuke Honda and Gianluca Lapadula secured victory for Milan, with the victory additionally sealing their return to European soccer after lacking out two campaigns in the past.

AC Milan v Bologna FC - Serie A

Conferences between the 2 sides additionally are usually fiery affairs, with a complete of 43 yellow playing cards and 4 reds of their final six conferences.

Group Information

Milan endure the lack of Alessio Romanogli who misses the sport with suspension following a second yellow card towards Benevento, 

Bologna stay with out Frederico Di Francesco and Giancarlo Gonzalez because of harm, while former AC Milan midfielder Andrea Poli is suspended because of his yellow card accumulation.

Doable AC Milan Lineup: Donnarumma; Bonucci, Musacchio,Zapata; Rodriguez, Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura; Suso, Silva; Kalinic

Doable Bologna Lineup: Mirante; Mbaye, Helender, Maietta, Masina; Donsah, Pulgar, Tadir; Verdi, Destro


With each groups in want of a win, that is anticipated to be a hard-fought fixture, with both facet doubtlessly taking all three factors with them.

The largest issue that might resolve this recreation is set-pieces. Bologna have a poor report with defending set-pieces, while they have been one of many stronger facets of Milan’s attacking presence.

Ought to Milan play as aggressively as their supervisor will need them to, it’s possible that they may rack up many set-piece alternatives just by having sufficient possession within the opponent’s half and both being fouled or gaining corners by their stress.

Prediction: AC Milan 2-1 Bologna

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