January 2, 2014

Catania v Bologna Betting Preview 06/01/14

The winter break made Catania one of the happiest teams in Italy. Catania really needed some time off, as besides being last in the table the performances in the field were disastrous. It is true that striker Bergessio was injured for a couple of rounds, but they still used the same 4-3-3 system, only that the offensive players were unable to create any real chances.

Now Bergessio is back after injury but his form is questionable. Officials at the club are aware of Catania’s offensive problems so they transferred in playmaker Lodi. He is a decent player but will need some time to find his place and achieve full potential.
Catania are also after striker Marilungo but nothing is certain in this moment, only rumors.

Bologna had alternating performances in the first part of the season. Especially in the final rounds, Bologna’s defensive display was really impressive. They have 2 central midfielders constantly helping the defense. Breaking up a defense in 6 and trying to find some open space is no easy task, especially for a team like Catania who struggles to create chances, not to mention convert them.

Striker Diamanti will miss through suspension. Alongside winger Kone, Diamanti is Bologna’s topscorer with 4 goals. But possible replacement Moscardelli is a very experienced player, able to take advantage of Catania’s lust for points.

There are doubts regarding the presence of keeper Curci who suffered an injury.

Both teams are aware these 3 points could be vital in the battle to avoid relegation. Catania will be the ones more determined and willing to assume more risks, both because of the position in the table and because of the home factor. But their inability to create real chances could have a boomerang effect. Bologna +0.25 at evens from Bet365 is definitely worth a medium size bet.

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