19:45 GMT 08 February 2017
Bologna play host to AC Milan in match week 23 of the 2016/17 Serie A season as both sides look to move up the table from their respective positions. AC Milan will hope to pick up all 3 points so that they can challenge for the European spots as they’re currently 8th with a 6-point gap between themselves and 4th, but with this game-in-hand, they have a great chance to close the gap. Bologna are sitting in 14th and will hope to get a win so that they can move further away from the relegation zone, even though they are 13 points clear.
AC Milan have dominated this fixture in recent times with 4 wins in the last 6 meetings between the two, with Bologna only winning one. Bologna are yet to beat AC Milan at their home ground in the 21st century.
Bologna will be looking to take their relatively strong form into this fixture against AC Milan and they have almost a full squad available to be picked. Saphir Taider misses out with a knee injury he picked up last month and Filip Helander is also unavailable with muscular problems sustained last month.
Latest matches: Bologna FC
|04.02.2017||Seri||Bologna FC||SSC Napoli||1:7||L|
|29.01.2017||Seri||Cagliari Calcio||Bologna FC||1:1||D|
|22.01.2017||Seri||Bologna FC||Turin FC||2:0||W|
|17.01.2017||Copp||Inter Milan||Bologna FC||3:2||L|
|14.01.2017||Seri||FC Crotone||Bologna FC||0:1||W|
AC Milan will want to put a horrible run of results behind them with a convincing win away at Bologna but with several players missing, it makes the task a lot harder. Mattia De Sciglio (ankle), Luca Antonelli (leg), Giacomo Bonaventura (hamstring) and Riccardo Montolivo (cruciate ligaments) will all miss the midweek game.
Latest matches: AC Milan
|05.02.2017||Seri||AC Milan||Sampdoria Genoa||0:1||L|
|29.01.2017||Seri||Udinese Calcio||AC Milan||2:1||L|
|25.01.2017||Copp||Juventus Turin||AC Milan||2:1||L|
|21.01.2017||Seri||AC Milan||SSC Napoli||1:2||L|
|16.01.2017||Seri||Turin FC||AC Milan||2:2||D|
As the relatively big team that they are, AC Milan certainly go into the game as strong favourites but with a shocking run of form and several key injuries, they might struggle to overcome Bologna. The home side will hope to use their decent form and their home crowd to push them over the line to beat Milan. There has only been 1 goal in each of the last 3 games between these two so don’t expect a goal fest in this one.
08 February 2017 - 19:45 GMT
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