Friday, April 17, 2009

Italian Serie A Picks, Palermo V Bologna at BetUK

Last week saw Bologna sack Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic after a slump in form which has seen them drop into the Italian Serie A relegation zone.

Bologna have named former Siena and Lecce boss Giuseppe Papadopulo as his replacement for the remainder of the season.

A statement from the club read: "Bologna FC wish to announce we have relieved Sinisa Mihajlovic of his duties as first-team coach, and would like to send him sincere thanks for the effort and professionalism he has given.

"The technical tasks have now been appointed to Giuseppe Papadopulo." Bologna returned to the top flight last summer after three years in Serie B but look set for a swift return.

They started well under previous boss Daniele Arrigoni but a downturn in fortunes saw him sacked in November with Mihajlovic brought in.

They have struggled to find any consistency under the Serbian, however, and he leaves with the Rossoblu third bottom, one point and one place from safety with seven games remaining this season.

The reverse fixture last November saw the Rossoblu share the points after a 1-1 draw. As so often happens when a new manager or coach is appointed team spirits are lifted and sometimes great results can follow.

With this in mind I am going to take a punt on the visitors at a rather nice +350 for the win. Bet Bologna to beat Palermo in the regulation 90 minutes at +350 with sports betting uk

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