Napoli Vs Bologna Betting Tip: Napoli/BTTS – 28 October 2021

Rossoblu capable of troubling Serie A's meanest defence?

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Italy Napoli Vs Bologna Italy

Thursday, 28 October 2021 – 19:45 (BST)
Italian Serie A
Pick: Napoli Win & Both Teams to Score
Odds: 17/10
Bookmaker: BetFred
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 26 October 2021)

Preview: After seeing their perfect record disappear during the previous rounds action, Napoli will be determined to avoid a repeat occurrence when Bologna – fresh from giving an AC Milan side whose record this season is identical to that of Napoli, a scare last time out – pay the Serie A leaders a visit at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

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Napoli – Sunday’s draw in Rome a blip?

The Partenopei relinquished the sole remaining perfect record in Europe’s top five leagues on Sunday as they were held to a scoreless stalemate by Jose Mourinho’s Roma in the Derby del Sole. The result ended a sequence of eight consecutive victories in league play to start the season and means their lead atop Serie A has been reduced to mere goal difference. Now +3 ahead of AC Milan boasting identical records (W8 D1).

On the balance of play (xG: ROM 1.59 – 1.08 NAP) the point will have been better received by the side from Naples, whose only big chance of note was squandered by top scorer Victor Osimhen. A swift return to winning ways seems imminent, though. Napoli, boasting easily the league’s stingiest defence (three conceded in nine games) are yet to drop a point at home this term, winning all four such matches by an aggregate of 7-1.

Key Stat: Should the hosts avoid defeat, Napoli will have stretched their unbeaten home run in Serie A to 16 matches (currently W12 D3).


Over 4.5 Cards in Match



Bologna – Maiden away win of campaign unlikely?

Following a bright start, Bologna’s form has noticeably dipped. Six points from their first three fixtures represented a decent haul when bearing in mind that two of these encounters were against sides that finished third (0-0 away to Atalanta) and tenth (1-0 at home to Hellas Verona) last season. Since then, however, they have one win from six (D2 L3), which was their surprising 3-0 demolition of Lazio.

All three victories this season, however, share something in common. All were at their Renato Dall’Ara stadium.Away from home they are winless since March (D4 L4), collecting two of a possible twelve points this term. Complicating things further, meanwhile, are suspensions for Adama Soumaoro and Roberto Soriano. Each shown red in Saturday’s feisty 4-2 loss to the other team leading the way in Italy, AC Milan.

Key Stat: Goals usually follow wherever Bologna feature. Five of their last six Serie A matches have either seen Over 2.5 Goals or Both Teams to Score land.

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Napoli Vs Bologna Betting Advice

Sunday’s goalless draw away to Roma was the first time all season (12 matches) Napoli couldn’t score at least once. Don’t expect a similar scoreline here, though. The Partenopei have found the back of the Bologna net in each of the last sixteen league meetings, winning six of the previous seven to have been held in Naples – scoring at least three in each of these victories and exactly three five times.


Napoli Vs Bologna – Key Facts:

  • Although Napoli (W8 D1) are enjoying an excellent season thus far, so too are Bologna (W3 D3 L3) who sit in the relative comfort of tenth place ahead of this trip to Naples.
  • Each of the last eight Serie A meetings here in Naples saw at least three goals, while each of the previous five produced both teams scoring.
  • On average, 6.25 cards are shown in Bologna’s away Serie A games this season. The Rossoblu were shown seven in the most recent of them (1-1 vs Udinese).


There has been Over 2.5 Goals the last nine times Napoli hosted Bologna in all competitions. So even though Napoli boast the division’s leanest defence, Bologna will be confident of joining Juventus as the only visiting teams to score here this term. Both teams scored in five of Bologna’s last six Serie A fixtures. More pertinently, though, the Rossoblu scored in this very fixture in each of the past five seasons (all BTTS).

Best Betting Odds – Napoli Vs Bologna

Napoli – 4/11 (Betway)
Draw – 17/4 (BetVictor)
Bologna – 9/1 (WilliamHill)