Following La Liga’s example, Serie A had a week of football dictated by draws, including the match we will write the recap about: Bologna vs. Sampdoria. The game was between two teams that don’t have the weight of relegation or let’s say Champions League wars on their shoulders, so Bologna and Sampdoria simply played to prove their worth.
Bologna started the game without one of their best defenders – Garics, who was forced to sit this match out due to suspension, while Sampdoria couldn’t count on Costa and De Silvestri due to the same reasons. This game wasn’t any exception seeing as a total of 7 players were cautioned by the referee.
Sampdoria started the game with a lot more will than their opponents and already made a goal attempt the third minute, when Gianlucca Curci managed to dodge the ball out of the pitch by the skin of his teeth. Bologna replied with a volley by Marco Motta, but the ball managed to fly right past Sergio Romero, thus being unsuccessful. They did manage to get it through thanks to Alberto Gilardino in the 21st minute though, when Romero just couldn’t stop the powerful shot.
After a breath stopping start the game seemed to die down after Bologna’s goal and maybe this was what made them lose concentration and allowed the equalizer to be scored. Sansone closed the table on the 59th minute with a left foot shot that left no replica for Curciand flew right into the right corner. Until the end of the game there were several occasions on both sides, but neither came to fruition and the game ended with a draw. Stefano Pioli said after the game“It’s good to have continuity, but we lack in concentration when we can close the game in early stages. We never had any draws this year, and now we go and make four in a row; we definitely need more clarity in the future.”
I think Bologna needs the same thing too and since they didn’t recover like I hoped they would, I lost the 5 units on the bet I placed on their win, with odds from bet365.
Result: -5 units, bet lost