Inter Milan vs Bologna
Coppa Italia – Round of 16
Date: Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: San Siro, Milan.
Inter Milan will be looking to carry on the good form when they welcome Bologna for the Coppa Italia tie on Tuesday evening.
The Nerazzurri are in some fine form lately and are coming on the back of 6 consecutive wins in all competitions. The defeated Chievo by 3-1 margin on the weekend, coming from a goal down. This is the second time in a row that Inter had to chase down a game as they did the same against Udinese a week ago. Ivan Perisic scored a double in the 2-1 comeback win against Udinese, with his winner coming in the 86th minute. He was one again the man who scored the decisive goal against Chievo, giving his team the lead in the 87th minute.
Bologna defeated Crotone away from home by a single goal to get back to winning ways following the defeat at Juventus last weekend. They been on the road for the three consecutive league games and the Coppa Italia fixture against Inter will be the fourth in a row. Bologna are 14th in the Serie A standings with 23 points from their 19 games so far, while Inter are fifth in the standings with 36 points.
Inter Milan vs Bologna: Head-to-head stats
The sides settled for a 1-1 draw when they met at the San Siro for the Serie A clash earlier this season. With the result, Inter Milan are unbeaten in the last five matches against Bologna. They won twice with three matches seeing draws.
Bologna’s last win over Inter Milan came at San Siro by a 1-0 margin on 2013. Moreover, they have registered only 2 wins from the last 22 matches against Inter Milan and both have come away at San Siro.
Inter Milan vs Bologna: Prediction
Bologna have struggled during the earlier parts of the season after failing to register a win in the first 7 away games. Now they have won twice on the road in the space of three games. But they could be still vulnerable when coming up against quality sides. Inter on the other hand are on an excellent form at home after picking up 8 straight wins. Therefore, a home win at 4/9 odds is a safe pick for this match.
The Nerazzurri can also boast of a good scoring form at home this season, netting at least twice in the last 7 games. Therefore we may well see over 2.5 goals in this fixture.
Inter Milan vs Bologna: Bet Tips
Inter to win and Over 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05).