Napoli vs Bologna in Serie A: Head to Head Statistics, LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, Date, Time, Watch Live, Points Table
Inconsistent Napoli will seek to get their pursuit of Champions League qualification back on track this Sunday, as they host mid-table Bologna in the aftermath of one of the most extraordinary encounters of the Serie A season.
An action-packed conclusion to their midweek fixture ultimately saw the sixth-placed Azzurri fall further behind the clubs above them, while the visitors came away empty-handed from a sojourn to Sardinia.
Coming into this weekend’s assignment shortly after playing their part in surely one of the games of the season, Napoli will have little time to reflect on an extraordinary draw at the Mapei Stadium during the week.
In a frantic finale, two late penalties were awarded (one for either side; Sassuolo’s coming in the sixth minute of injury time), the hosts struck the woodwork twice and Napoli had a goal disallowed, so a 3-3 result was perhaps the fairest outcome in the end.
Previously unbeaten in four league games, Bologna fell to a 1-0 defeat away to Cagliari on Wednesday evening, as the relegation-threatened home side continued to benefit from the ‘new manager effect’ at the Sardegna Arena.
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side had been one of only four clubs to go unbeaten in the top flight throughout February, with league leaders Inter the only team to concede fewer goals than Bologna’s tally of two last month.
Napoli vs Bologna Head-to-Head
Following last year’s unwanted record of 41 consecutive games without a clean sheet, it is clear that Mihajlovic has shored up his backline, but his chief concerns remain in the attack, where Musa Barrow is the only striker to have reached five goals for the club.
Ahead of the trip to Naples this weekend, their paucity of penalty-box prowess has seen the Emilian outfit post only two away wins in the 2020-21 campaign to date – only Crotone and Fiorentina have a lower points percentage on the road.
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