#InterStats Preview – Inter Vs Bologna: Can Inter Overcome The Mid Season Crisis?
Despite their winless run, Inter are still in contention for a top 4 finish much thanks to the poor form of their rivals. The Nerazzurri will welcome Bologna to Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Serie A’s round 24 on Sunday afternoon. The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in their previous 6 games against The Rossoblu. Below Sunday’s match is previewed using whoscored.com numbers for what should be interesting game for Luciano Spalletti’s men to recover from their mid season crisis.
Inter have scored 38 goals this season, averaging 1.7 goals per game from 15.4 shots per game. Interestingly, The Nerazzurri have not scored more than 1 goal in any of their last 8 games and have scored at least once in each of their last 4 games. It remains unclear if the Argentinean bomber Mauro Icardi will be fit for this clash, as he has anchored 47% of the team’s goals this season. Bologna have scored 28 goals this term, averaging 1.2 goals per game from 9.8 shots per game. Simone Verdi is both The Rossoblu’s top scorer and assist maker with 6 and 8 respectively.
Inter have conceded 18 goals from 12.3 shots per game allowed. Inter have been unable to keep a clean sheet in their last 4 games including two late goals conceded in the 90th minute. The Nerazzurri have average 16.2 tackles per game and 10.6 interceptions per game. D’Ambrosio average 2.8 tackles per game while Gagliardini have 1.4 interceptions per game. Miranda average 1 block per game whilst his partner Skriniar average 4.7 clearances per game. Bologna have conceded at least 2 goals in their previous 5 away games. They have conceded 35 goals in total this season from 13.6 shots allowed per game. The Rossoblu have 17.8 tackles per game and 12 interceptions per game. Inter are a well discipline side with no red card this season.
Moving The Ball:
Inter have recorded an average possession of 54.3% and pass accuracy 85.2% against Bologna’s 47.9% average possession and 80% pass accuracy. Inter are the kings of crosses in Europe and Candreva average 2.4 crosses per game. Borja Valero average 65.5 passes per game while Skriniar average 91.7% pass success per game. For The Rossoblu, Simone Verdi is all in all. By far the most dangerous player, apart from being their top scorer and assist maker he also have the most key passes per game, crosses per game and dribbles per game with 1.6, 1.3 and 2.3 respectively.
Whoscored Rating Leaders:
Perisic (7.39), Skriniar (7.28) and Icardi (7.27) have been Inter’s best rated players for majority of the season. While Verdi (7.33), Mbaye (6.97) and Palacio (6.92) are Bologna’s top three performers this season