Borussia Dortmund vs Bologna: prediction, preview, team news / Club Friendlies 2021
Cashpoint-Arena in Altach will host Friday’s friendly between Borussia Dortmund and Bologna.
Having suffered a surprising 2:0 loss against Bilbao on Saturday, Dortmund will be looking for a better performance against a Bologna side that struggled in Serie A last season, winning just 1 of their last 10 league outings.
Borussia Dortmund come into this game on the back of a 2-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao a few days ago in a friendly fixture.
Bologna, on the other hand, beat FeralpiSalo 1-0 in a friendly game. A penalty from young striker Antonio Raimondo was enough to seal the deal for Bologna.
This is the first time Borussia Dortmund and Bologna are facing each other in a friendly game.
Dortmund has seen BTTS and over 2.5 goals scored in 10 of the last 13 competitive fixtures.
Borussia Dortmund have embarked on a new era under the management of Marco Rose. Having sold star forward Jadon Sancho to Manchester United recently, they have replaced him by signing Donyell Malen from PSV Eindhoven. Rose wil be hoping to keep Erling Braut Haaland as well, amid links with Chelsea.
Bologna, on the other hand, have dominated headlines due to Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in Takehiro Tomiyasu. Manager Sinisa Mihajlovic is highly experienced and Bologna have assembled an interesting squad, with Italy internationals like Roberto Soriano and Nicola Sansone key cogs.
Our prediction: Borussia Dortmund win @ 1.53