Preview: AC Milan vs. Bologna 

Preview: AC Milan vs. Bologna 

Genoa’s battle to escape the Serie A relegation zone will continue on Monday evening when they travel to Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi to take on Hellas Verona.

The visitors are currently 19th in the table, three points behind 17th-placed Cagliari, while Verona occupy 10th position, some 20 points ahead of their opponents in this clash.

AC Milan were held to back-to-back draws by Salernitana and Udinese in their final two league games of February but enjoyed a strong March, recording three straight 1-0 wins over Napoli, Empoli and Cagliari.

A total of 66 points from 30 matches left the Milan giants at the top of the table, three points clear of second-placed Napoli and six ahead of third-placed Inter Milan, who have a game in hand.

Napoli will have the chance to move level on points with the leaders when they face Atalanta BC on Sunday afternoon, and it is set to be a fascinating conclusion to the title race, with AC Milan desperately attempting to hold off the teams behind them to win their 19th Serie A title.

The Red and Blacks have not been crowned Italian champions since 2011, but they were second last season and are currently in pole position to win the championship.

Stefano Pioli’s side are actually unbeaten in Serie A since the middle of January, but the leaders have performed better on their travels this season than in front of their own supporters, boasting only the fourth-best home record, in contrast to the strongest away record.

Bologna, meanwhile, finished 12th in Serie A last season, and it does appear that they will enjoy a similar campaign in 2021-22, currently sitting 12th in the division.

The Red and Blues have won nine, drawn six and lost 14 of their 29 league matches this season to collect 33 points, and they are 11 points clear of the bottom three so have no real relegation fears at this stage.

Bologna have only actually won once in Serie A since December 22, while they are without a victory in their last four matches, drawing with Salernitana and Torino before losing to Fiorentina and Atalanta.

The fact that Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side have only scored once in their last four league games is a concern, and goals have been hard to find this term, managing just 32 in their 29 league fixtures.

I Veltri have also lost each of their last six Serie A matches against Milan, including a 4-2 defeat in the reverse match earlier this season, while they were beaten 2-0 at San Siro last term.

AC Milan Serie A form:
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We say: AC Milan 2-0 Bologna
AC Milan need to keep winning due to the pressure being put on them at the top of the table, and we are fully expecting the home side to triumph here. Bologna are capable of being tricky opponents, but we are finding it difficult to predict anything other than a routine success for the leaders.

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