On December 1 2016 at 20:00 in the regular game of the 1/16th of the Italian Football Cup at the Renato Dall’Ara Stadium the local Bologna play against Verona.
The results of Bologna in the starting games of the national championship are not satisfying for their fans. Even though they are far from the relegation zone and can afford a few mistakes, those lost points can appear to be crucial one day. In the latest games Bologna only gained 4 points of 15 possible where they lost to Atalanta 0:2, Roma 3:0 and Fiorentina 0:1, outplayed Palermo 3:1 and drew Chievo 1:1. Consequently, after 16 games played in the national championship Bologna have 16 points and take the 14th place in the table. As for the national Cup, Bologna have already won in the previous round against Trapani 2:0.
Verona lost a lot of games in the previous season of the Serie A and, as a result, they very relegated to the next division. Yet, Verona seem to be tending to come back to the elite division and are the leaders of the Serie B. After 16 games played in the national championship Verona have 33 points and take the first place in the standings with 33:19 goal difference. We must also admit that Verona started their way in the Cup in the 1/46th where they outplayed Foggia 2:1 and after that won against Crotone 1:2.
In the latest five games played between the teams Verona won twice, Bologna won twice and the teams drew once. Of course, a home game makes Bologna the favorites of the upcoming game. Moreover, Verona are the team from Serie B, which makes them outsiders of the match. Considering the fact that Verona look really poor in the games against the teams from the elite division, we think that Bologna have really good chances to make it to the next stage of the national cup.
Prediction for the match: Bologna to make it to the next stage.