In their final road trip of an historic 2022-23 campaign, Serie A champions Napoli travel to Bologna, where the two clubs clash at Stadio Dall’Ara on Sunday. Both teams enjoyed impressive wins last week, as the Azzurri ensured they had beaten every other team in the division by seeing off Inter; their hosts consigned Cremonese to the drop with a 5-1 thumping.
Still basking in the glory of winning a first Scudetto for 33 years, Napoli’s recent results have not matched their scintillating form throughout most of the season – but they put on quite a show in Naples last weekend.
Having seen Inter go down to 10 men before half time, Luciano Spalletti’s side took a while to break through the visitors’ massed ranks in defence, but a dominant display was ultimately rewarded when Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa opened the scoring on 67 minutes and captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo later found the top corner for his fifth goal of the season – the full-back’s highest tally since joining the club.
Local lad Gianluca Gaetano capped off a 3-1 win over the Champions League finalists with his stoppage-time strike, helping Napoli bounce back from defeat to Monza a week earlier. In addition, they completed the set by beating all 19 opponents in a single season for the first time in the club’s long Serie A history, and they will now attempt to do the double over Bologna.
While the Azzurri were beaten by Monza in their most recent away fixture, they last lost consecutive league matches on the road back in February 2021, so Spalletti will expect his team to increase their 17-point gap to second-placed Inter in the standings.
According to most reports, the Tuscan tactician and sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli – both of whom have masterminded Napoli’s surge to the summit – are heading for the exit after next week’s finale at home to Sampdoria. Possibly bound for a sabbatical, Spalletti in particular will be keen to sign off in style.
- Match: Bologna vs Napoli
- Date: 28 May 2023
- Time: 6:30 PM
- Venue: Renato Dall’Ara
Bologna vs Napoli Prediction
We say: Bologna 1-1 Napoli
Napoli have been far less prolific since the start of April, and faced by a buoyant Bologna side that rarely loses at home they may have to settle for a point. The Rossoblu have come on in leaps and bounds since Thiago Motta was appointed, and they are not afraid of taking on Serie A’s big boys.
Bologna vs Napoli Live Stream Time
This match will start from 6:30 PM
Bologna vs Napoli Date
This match will take place on 28 May 2023
Bologna vs Napoli Team News
Clearly unhappy to be withdrawn after 69 goalless minutes against Inter, Napoli striker Victor Osimhen will continue his quest to be crowned Italy’s Capocannoniere – he leads Lautaro Martinez by two goals with two rounds remaining.
However, neither Hirving Lozano – who has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury – nor Eljif Elmas, who is suspended, will be available to support the Nigeria striker up front.
Osimhen’s deputy Giovanni Simeone has scored four goals against Bologna in Serie A to date, including three at Stadio Dall’Ara; he is set to be consigned to the bench again, though, having appeared 22 times as a substitute this term – the highest such total in Italy’s top flight. Elsewhere, Spalletti is set to make several changes.
Bologna vs Napoli Lineups
Bologna:- Skorupski; Posch, Bonifazi, Lucumi, Cambiaso; Schouten, Dominguez; Aebischer, Ferguson, Barrow; Arnautovic
Napoli:- Gollini; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Ostigard, Olivera; Anguissa, Lobotka, Gaetano; Raspadori, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia
Bologna vs Napoli Odds
- BOLOGNA TO WIN
- NAPOLI TO WIN
Bologna vs Napoli Betting Tips
Tip 1:- Result – Bologna
Tip 2:- Both team to score – yes
Tip 3:- goal under 2.5
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