• This will be the 126th meeting in Serie A between Bologna and Fiorentina: the Viola lead by 47 wins to 38.
  • Only against Napoli (51) have Fiorentina won more games than against Bologna in the top-flight.
  • Over their last five meetings, these two side have alternated a win apiece, the Viola had the better in the reverse fixture 3-0.
  • Bologna are unbeaten in their last four meetings against the Viola at the Dall’Ara: two draws, followed by two wins.
  • Bologna have collected just two points from their last five league fixtures.
  • Davide Ballardini’s side have won only one of their last 11 games of Serie A, losing six.
  • At home, Bologna have won only one of their last eight games, failing to score in five of these.
  • Fiorentina have a record of two wins, two losses and a draw over the last five match-days of this campaign.
  • However, Vincenzo Montella’s side have picked-up seven points from their last three games on the road.
  • Fiorentina have been awarded the most penalties of this campaign so far (10).
  • Josip Ilicic has netted four goals in seven games against Bologna – his favourite target in Serie A.