The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 2-1 Coppa Italia win over Torino in the mid-week, while Bologna defeated Spezia 2-0 in the league, last week.
Fiorentina will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the Serie A when they host Bologna at Stade Artemio Franchi on Sunday. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 2-1 Coppa Italia win over Torino in the mid-week, while Bologna defeated Spezia 2-0 in the league, last week. As of now, the visitors are occupying ninth spot in the Italian top flight standings, having collected 26 points from 20 games, while Viola are sitting three places behind them, with 24 points to their name. Meanwhile the previous meeting between these two sides was more than four months ago, which ended 2-1 in favour of Bologna, courtesy of second half strikes from Musa Barrow and Marko Arnautovic.
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Fiorentina secured a thrilling victory over Torino on Thursday to enter the semi-finals of Coppa Italia. A Luka Jovic header and Jonathan Ake’s 90th-minute strike put Vincenzo Italiano’s side on the verge of progress, but Toro pulled one back through Yann Karamoh’s 93rd-minute effort and set up a tense finale at the Franchi. But the Fiorentina defence managed to hold on to the slender lead and secured the win. Prior to that, Viola came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw away to fourth-placed Lazio in the league, courtesy of Nicolas Gonzalez’s 49th-minute equaliser. Meanwhile, Italiano’s side has recorded just one win from their last six top flight matches.
Bologna, on the other hand, have claimed an impressive 19 points from their last 10 Serie A games. Their latest match against a struggling Spezia ended in a 2-0 win, courtesy of a goal in either half through Stefan Posch and Riccardo Orsolini. It was the Red and Blues’ seventh top flight victory of the season. With fixtures against mid-table side Monza and relegation battlers Sampdoria awaiting, later this month, the Petronians will be aiming to move as close to the top six as possible.
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Fiorentina midfielder Sofiyan Amrabat fractured his nose in the mid-week, but the Moroccan is expected to feature on Sunday by wearing a protective mask. Midfielders Riccardo Sottil and Gaetano Castrovili are sidelined with injuries, therefore new signing Josip Brekalo might make his debut at some stage. Jovic will continue to lead the line, with Bonaventura operating behind him in a free role. As for Bologna, the injury list consists of Nicola Sansone, Kevin Bonifazi, Lorenzo De Silvestri, Gary Medel and Arnautovic.
Fiorentina Probable line-up: Terraciano, Dodo, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi, Amrabat, Duncan, Kouame, Bonaventura, Gonzalez, Jovic
Bologna probable line-up: Skorupski, Posch, Soumaoro, Lucumi, Kyriakopoulos, Dominguez, Schouten, Orsolini, Ferguson, Soriano, Zirkzee
|AS Roma||2-0 (L)|
|Last 5 match-results||Score|
|Bologna beat Fiorentina||2-1|
|Fiorentina beat Bologna||1-0|
|Fiorentina beat bologna||2-3|
|Bologna draw Fiorentina||3-3|
|Fiorentina draw Bologna||0-0|
The Serie A match between Fiorentina and Bologna will take place at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday at 10:00 pm IST.
|Fiorentina vs Bologna||Key Details|
|Venue||Stadio Artemio Franchi|
|Kickoff time in Italy||10:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in India||5:30 pm|
The live telecast of the Serie A matches in India is available on the Sports 18 network. Fans will also be able to watch the match on Jio TV. Besides, the match between Fiorentina and Bologna can also be seen on DAZN network and Sky Go Italia in Italy.
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