Serie A: Bologna vs Napoli live stream
Napoli, who started their Champions League journey with a victory, will continue their quest to defend their Serie A title on Sunday against Bologna at 4:00pm. Although Napoli has been successful in four out of their last seven visits to Stadio Dall’Ara, they currently hold a slim two-point lead over Bologna in the standings, following a somewhat inconsistent start to the season.
Currently, Bologna is only two points behind the reigning champions, having earned five points from four games. Thiago Motta’s team recently won against promoted Cagliari, but only managed to get one point from their first two matches against Milan and Juventus. After the international break, Bologna had a dull draw against Hellas Verona, where they had control of the ball but couldn’t convert it into goals. However, when playing at home, Bologna has been undefeated in eight out of their last nine league matches, so they might have a chance to continue Napoli’s struggles in the domestic league.
Despite creating more clear-cut opportunities at Braga’s stadium on Wednesday night, Napoli almost squandered two points in their first Champions League match since their disappointing exit in last season’s quarter-finals. Nevertheless, the victory provides some relief for coach Rudi Garcia, who has faced criticism since taking over from the successful Luciano Spalletti.
This criticism intensified after a couple of recent setbacks in Serie A. A 2-1 home defeat to Lazio before the international break was followed by a narrow escape in Genoa last week, where they needed late goals from Matteo Politano and Giacomo Raspadori to salvage a draw against a newly promoted team. After avoiding a three-match winless streak in the league since April 2022, Napoli will be determined to prevent a similar fate on Sunday. They currently trail early leaders Inter by five points in the Serie A standings and cannot afford to let that gap widen.
Napoli has not lost in their previous five league matches against Bologna, emerging victorious in four games and securing a draw in their most recent encounter towards the end of the previous season.
Bologna is typically difficult to defeat at Stadio Dall’Ara, and Napoli might be fatigued from their Champions League efforts. Therefore, the home team has a chance to secure a draw against Napoli, who are not displaying the same consistent performance that helped them end a 33-year title drought.
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