AC Milan vs Bologna – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | Serie A 2021-22

Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the penalty for AC Milan against Cagliari
Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the penalty for AC Milan against Cagliari

AC Milan will welcome Bologna to the San Siro this Monday looking for the win that will keep their place at the top of the table intact for another week.

Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan)

Key Statistics

AC Milan are unbeaten in their last ten games in all competitions (W6, D4).

The hosts have not conceded a goal in their last four games.

They have not scored over one goal a game in their last five games. 

I Rossoneri’ are unbeaten in six home games in all competitions (W3, D3). 

Bologna are winless in their last six away league games (D1, L5).

The visitors have failed to score in their last three games. 

They have gained 36% of their SA points this term on the road, that’s among the poorest records in the division, 

Head to head

AC Milan are unbeaten against Bologna in their last 12 competitive head-to-head meetings. The hosts have lost just once in the last 15 H2Hs (W13, D1). 

Latest performances in all competitions

AC Milan: W-W-W-D-D

Bologna: L-L-D-D-W

AC Milan

AC Milan take on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Bologna in what will be a must-win game for the Rossoneri as they seek to win their 19th Scudetto.

Simon Pioli’s team are perched on top of the Serie A table after 30 rounds of football. The Milan based outfit come into this encounter off the back of a 0-1 win over Cagliari before the break. Olivier Giroud continues to defy the odds since moving to Italy and it was the French striker known for his goal-scoring skills who turned provider for Ismaël Bennacer as the Algerian made no mistake dispatching the shot.

The win leaves the Rossoneri leading the pack but with just six points separating them from fourth-placed Juventus. They stand a great chance of going clear at the top with a win over Bologna, depending on the outcome of Napoli‘s Saturday game against Atalanta, with Luciano Spalletti’s team only three points behind them.

Barring any unfortunate capitulation, AC Milan are well poised to reclaim the Italian Scudetto which they last won 12 years ago. Simon Pioli will travel to Bologna without the services of Simon Kjaer, who remains sidelined due to injury.

Possible AC Milan starting line-up

Mike Maignan, Alessandro Florenzi, Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez, Franck Kessie, Sandro Tonali, Alexis Saelemaekers, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Rafael Leao, Olivier Giroud.

Injured: Simon Kjaer, Daniel Maldini

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


Bologna, meanwhile, finished 12th in Serie A last season, and it seems that they will enjoy a similar campaign this season as they currently sit 12th on the table.

The Red and Blues have won nine, drawn six and lost 14 of their 29 league matches this season to collect 33 points, and they are eleven points clear of the relegation zones, so they have no real relegation fears at this stage of the season.

Bologna have only actually won once since Serie A January 2022. While they are without a victory in their last four matches, drawing with Salernitana and Torino before losing to Fiorentina and Atalanta more recently.

The fact that Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side have only scored once in their last four games is a concern, and goals have been hard to find this term, managing just 32 in their 29 league fixtures.

I Veltri have also lost each of their last six Serie A matches against Milan, including a 4-2 defeat in the reverse fixture earlier this season. 

Bologna head into this game as underdogs but will be hoping to take something away from the San Siro.

Possible Bologna starting line-up

Lukasz Skorupski; Adama Soumaoro, Gary Medel, Arthur Theate; Mitchell Dijks, Jerdy Schouten, Roberto Soriano, Aaron Hickey; Musa Barrow, Marko Arnautovic, Riccardo Orsolini.

Injured: Nicolas Dominguez, Kingsley Michael, Federico Santander

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


AC Milan 2-0 Bologna