Bologna Fiorentina Serie A

Match Preview: Bologna vs Fiorentina

On 11 September 2022, catch the live broadcast of Bologna vs Fiorentina from the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on TLN TV at 8:55A!

Match Insights: Bologna

Since the 1990s, Bologna have won only one match in the first half of the Serie A season against Fiorentina (D8 L12), 3-2 on November 4, 2001, under Francesco Guidolin.

Bologna have failed to win each of their first five Serie A seasonal matches for the first time since 2013/14, when they also lost the sixth one: only three times in the competition have they failed to win in the first six: 1976/77, 1997/98 and 2013/14.

Bologna have drawn their last two Serie A home matches, against Verona and Salernitana and they could draw three such games in a row for the first time since March 2016, one of those against Fiorentina.

Match Insights: Fiorentina

Fiorentina are unbeaten in their last 16 Serie A meetings against Bologna (W10 D6), they last had a longer such run against a single opponent between the 1950s and the 1970s (18 v Hellas Verona).

Bologna are the side against which Fiorentina have won the most Serie A matches (56) and against which they have kept the most clean sheets – 57, 12 of those in the most recent 20 games.

Fiorentina have drawn three of their first five Serie A games this season (W1 L1): only three times have they had four draws in the first six seasonal matches in the competition (1941/42, 1980/81 and 2000/01).

Bologna vs Fiorentina: Players to Watch

Marko Arnautovic is the first Bologna player to have scored each of the first five Serie A seasonal goals for the club. Only two players in the history of the competition have scored each of their side’s first six goals at the beginning of a top-flight campaign: Luigi Riva for Cagliari in 1973/74 and Igor Protti for Bari in 1995/96.

Christian Kouamé has scored one goal and delivered one assist in Serie A this season, already equalling his haul of last term (in 33 appearances for Fiorentina) – he last had more in the competition in 2019/20, when between Fiorentina and Genoa, he had six goals and three assists in 18 games played.

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