Last season, Napoli rewrote history by winning the Italian Serie A title for the first time since 1987. This season, after four games, the club is fifth on the table. That’s how tough winning the Scudetto is. Even so, Rudi Garcia’s team is favored in our Serie A odds to defeat Bologna on the road.
Bologna Getting Better
After losing 2-0 to AC Milan at home in its season opener, Bologna’s coaching staff made some changes, and the Rossoblu remained undefeated since. That includes a visit to Juventus, which finished 1-1.
Most recently, they drew 0-0 against Hellas Verona, also on the road. They should have won since they finished with more shots in total and 61% of possession but weren’t effective in front of goal.
Scoring wasn’t a problem in their other two home games. They defeated Cesena FC 2-0 in the first round of the Coppa Italia and Cagliari 2-1 in the Serie A.
With Marko Arnautovic gone to Inter Milan, Joshua Zirkzee and Ricardo Orsolini have the best chances of scoring. By the way, don’t forget that we offer the best Serie A player props for this weekend, a bet on one of them scoring could cash in big.
Napoli Undefeated on the Road
Lazio is the reason why Napoli isn’t undefeated. The club pulled off the stunner in Week 3 at Diego Maradona Stadium with a 2-1 victory. However, Napoli remains undefeated on the road, including their debut in the UEFA Champions League.
Midweek, Napoli defeated Braga 2-1 in Portugal thanks to an own goal in the 88th minute. Giovanni Di Lorenzo scored the opener right before halftime. Regarding Serie A, the club drew 2-2 in their last presentation, which was against Genoa, also on the road. Giacomo Raspadori and Matteo Politano were the scorers.
Notice that I haven’t mentioned Victor Osimhen nor Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, the team’s best players in the attacking unit. Osimhen, who’s offering a +200 price to win the Golden Boot, already scored three goals. Midweek, he was named Player of the Match.
✨ MAN OF THE MATCH ✨
— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) September 20, 2023
Napoli in Control
Last season, Napoli suffered a bit more than expected in its visit to Bologna but was able to win a point. The match finished 2-2, with Victor Osimhen as Player of the Match after scoring a brace. That result allowed Napoli to extend their non-losing streak against Bologna to seven games.
The total has gone over 2½ goals in four of their last five meetings. Precisely, the total for Sunday’s clash is set at 2½ goals and the over is offering a +102 price. That’s one of the best soccer bets for this game.
Bologna vs Napoli Match Information
• Match: Bologna (1-2-1) vs Napoli (2-1-1)
• Date/Time: Sunday, Sep 24, 12 p.m. ET
• Location: Renato Dall’Ara, Bologna
• Bologna vs Napoli Live Stream: fubo.tv
Bologna vs Napoli Betting Odds
Bologna vs Napoli Betting Predictions
Yes, Bologna is a tempting Serie A betting underdog, but I just don’t see Napoli failing to win for a third straight week. Their depth and determination are second to none, and having won on their UCL debut will keep them motivated. Plus, Osimhen cannot let Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan escape in the race for the Golden Boot.