Bologna midfielder Jesper Karlsson will miss this weekend’s Serie A clash with Inter Milan due to an ankle sprain.

The Emilian club confirm the injury to the Swedish international, via FCInterNews. The problem will see him out for the next three our four weeks, which will certainly mean that he’s out fort Saturday.

Inter travel to Emilia-Romagna to face Bologna this weekend.

Whilst not a clash of the traditional “big” sides in Serie A, the table certainly tells a different story.

Inter are the team at the top of the table. They currently enjoy a fifteen-point gap over their closest rivals Juventus which would certainly appear to make them them the big favourites on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Bologna are enjoying one of the best seasons in the club’s history. Certainly in their recent history.

Under Thiago Motta, the Rossoblu are currently fourth in the Serie A table.

The Emilians have staked their claim on a Champions League spot ahead of the likes of Roma, Atalanta, Lazio, Fiorentina, and Napoli,

However, Motta and his players will know how precarious that spot is. They will do everything they can to get a result from Saturday’s match.

Bologna drew 2-2 against Inter in the reverse fixture. That match had actually seen the Nerazzurri leading 2-0 initially.

Meanwhile, the Rossoblu were actually the team to knock Inter out of the Coppa Italia in December.

Bologna Midfioelder Jesper Karlsson To Miss Inter Clash Through Injury

Bologna will miss one player for Saturday’s match at least, in the form of midfielder Karlsson.

The 25-year-old has hardly been a regular starter for the Rossoblu this season. He has made a total of five appearances.

Midfielders like Remo Freuler and Michel Aebischer have had more of a role to play.

Meanwhile, Inter youth academy graduate Giovanni Fabbian has worked his way into a place in the Bologna starting eleven in recent weeks.

So Bologna will certainly have options in midfield.

However, there will be a bit less depth, with Karlsson, who joined from AZ Alkmaar during the summer transfer window, out due to injury.

For Bologna coach Motta, who has gotten this team to where it is largely by focusing on youth, that will mean one less opportunity to change the match with a young and energetic substitution.