March 13, 2014

Livorno v Bologna Betting Preview 16/03/14

Last round maybe more than ever Livorno proved how defensively fragile they are (lost 4-2 at Sampdoria). The fact they play with a defense in 3 is certainly not making things any better.

Central midfielders try their best to cover the open spaces, but they are only mediocre in skills and get overwhelmed pretty fast.

Livorno’s biggest weakness seems to be the low level of organization, in both the defense and the offense. Their playing style is a bit chaotic and against methodical opponents the battle is lost even before entering the field.

Bologna are considered direct adversaries in the fight to avoid relegation, so Livorno may be even more hazardous in the attempt to secure the 3 points.

Hosts will have to do without keeper Bardi who is suspended. The defensive power will surely be diminished as Bardi played all games so far this season.

Bologna is one of those teams who prefer to sit back and strike whenever an opportunity arises. That is how we can explain the results from the last two rounds (0-0 against Verona and Sassuolo, games in which opponents gave away almost no chances). Against Livorno who are desperate and disorganized, Bologna will have more opportunities than in both last rounds combined.

At Bologna there’s only one player not taking part in the defensive phase, the striker. All the others have clear tasks and are dedicated throughout 90 minutes.

Guests can take advantage of Livorno’s need for points and lack of organization. Double chance on Bologna at 7/10 from Bet365 is both valuable and safe.

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