Bologna – Inter 24.11.2013
Bologna have only two victories in this season which were obtained at the end of the previous month.
In the last two matches they have earned only a point, against the last placed Chievo. Bologna are still close to the relegation zone and the situation is complicated. However, in the last four matches they got seven points which is some improvement. Bologna currently sit on the 16th place, just over the relegation zone. Bologna have only one point more than Catania and Sampdoria.
The coach Stefano Pioli can not count on injured regular defenders Cesare Natali and Andrea Mantovani, as so the long term injured striker Henry Gimenez and defender Nicolo Cherubin.Inter are unbeaten for five rounds in a row. They won in the last matches against Livorno and against Udinese before that.
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After these solid results they sit on the fourth position, seven points behind Roma. Inter have improved the form since the coach Walter Mazzarri is leading the team. The defender Andrea Ranocchia is sidelined due to suspension, while Walter Samuel got injury in the friendly match against Chiasso. Inter are still waiting the return to fitness of Mauro Icardi and Diego Milito.
The hosts do not have victory at home in their mutual matches for almost 12 years, since February 2002. They desperately need points to escape the relegation battle, but it will be very hard to win on this match. Inter have more chances to continue the tradition. I expect a guest’s win on this match.