Bologna vs Spal – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 30.08.2019

With Bologna picking up 70.45% of their total Serie A (SA) points tally via home games last season (31 of 44), home fans will be anticipating a home victory. Indeed, Bologna have won their last seven SA home games, scoring 20 goals (nearly 3.0 per game). That includes scoring at least three goals in their last five SA home games.
Action generally starts late in Bologna’s SA home fixtures though, with 72% (36) of the 50 match goals scored here (either way) last season coming after the break. Furthermore, 16 of those goals came after the 75th minute, further justifying expectations of a grandstand finish.
Spal travel here after losing 3-2 to Atalanta (after leading 2-0) in their SA opener. This continued a worrying trend for Spal, who dropped points in 50% of the 16 SA games of 2018/19 that saw them score first. More distant history also gives cause for concern, with Spal losing four of their last six openers of the SA away campaign (W1, D1, L4).
Although eight of the last ten SA games involving Spal have produced over 2.5 match goals, the visitors also tend to pick up the pace late. Tellingly, 60% of the 20 goals scored by Spal across their last ten SA games have come after the break.
Players to watch: Bologna avoided defeat in the four SA home games of 2018/19 where Federico Santander scored (W3, D1).
Leading the charge for the visitors, Andrea Petagna has started this campaign with a goal and an assist.
Stat attack: Bologna have won just one of their last 13 SA home season openers (W1, D6, L6).
Bologna’s SA home fixtures last season saw 14 match goals at half-time, the second-lowest such figure.
Spal retrieved points in just 26.32% of the 19 SA games of 2018/19 that saw them concede first (W3, D2, L14).

Head-to-head matches: BOLOGNA – SPAL
20.01.19 SA Spal Bologna 1 : 1
19.08.18 SA Bologna Spal 0 : 1
03.03.18 SA Spal Bologna 1 : 0
15.10.17 SA Bologna Spal 2 : 1

ITALY: Serie A – Round 2
Bologna vs Spal
Kick-off: August 30, 19:45
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: [email protected]BWIN