Match Preview: Bologna vs. Torino Predictions Team news, Lineups
Before the international break, Thiago Motta’s team was eventually vanquished, but the Turin team’s mini-resurrection went on at Monza.
Bologna’s 2-1 loss to Fiorentina put an end to their Serie A undefeated streak, which had started in August, following an outstanding run of play.
After defeating AC Milan in the first gameweek, Motta’s team attempted to continue their winning streak in Florence but was unable to do so.
The Emilia-Romagna team is eager to get back to winning ways on its field and has cause for optimism after an incredible run of performances in front of their fans that has seen them take 13 of a possible 15 points.
Bologna, who have shut out three of their four opponents at home, have the fourth-best return in the division, so they should feel confident going into their match on Monday.
Motta will be hoping that his team is ready to go again against the in-form visitors after having two weeks to recover from the Fiorentina setback.
After overtaking a sluggish start to 2023–24 under Ivan Juric, Torino were full of optimism as they finished the competition with seven points out of a possible nine.
Before the break, it was still the case as the Bull defeated Sassuolo (2-1) and Lecce (1-0), drawing 1-1 at Monza.
Together with Bologna, Juric’s team has won four league games in Serie A so far this season. If they win all three points on Monday, they will pass their rivals.
With two wins in their last five away games and two straight wins on the road, the joint-seventh-best away squad in the tournament may hope for another successful outcome in Emilia-Romagna.
But Torino has a losing record in Bologna dating back to April 2016, which must improve if they are to achieve this round’s goal of surpassing the hosts.
Bologna Serie A form:
W D W D W L
Bologna form (all competitions):
D W D W W L
Torino Serie A form:
D L L W W D
Torino form (all competitions):
L L W L W D
It is believed that Adama Soumaoro (ACL) and Jesper Karlsson (knee) will not play, and Riccardo Orsolini (hamstring) won’t return until next month.
As Bologna looks to make it seven straight wins at home against Torino, Motta will be hoping that Joshua Zirkzee and Lewis Ferguson are playing at their best.
With an ACL injury, Perr Schuurs will miss the rest of the season for Torino, and Samuele Ricci (thigh) won’t return until December.
Karol Linetty (muscle) and Koffi Djidji (hernia) are touch-and-go for Monday’s fixture.
Bologna possible starting lineup:
Skorupski; Posch, Beukema, Calafiori, Lykogiannis; Aebischer, Freuler; Ndoye, Ferguson, Saelemaekers; Zirkzee
Torino possible starting lineup:
Milinkovic-Savic; Tameze, Buongiorno, Rodriguez; Bellanova, Gineitis, Ilic, Lazaro; Vlasic; Zapata, Sanabria