Bologna vs Brescia Preview
Brescia striker Andrea Caracciolo is expecting a tough afternoon when he and his team-mates travel to Bologna.In a battle between two sides that could be in a relegation fight at the end of the season, Brescia hold the last position of safety but are level on 11 points with third-bottom Bologna.
Brescia held Juventus to a 1-1 draw in midweek having previously clinched a point at Inter Milan and Caracciolo is predicting another hard match.
"Bologna is a tough ground to play at," said Caracciolo. "The Rossoblu play well in general and remain unbeaten at home.
"It will be a difficult game but then all games in Serie A are challenging.
"Our objective this weekend is not to concede a goal.
"I think we have made some progress with this lately.''
Giuseppe Iachini´s Brescia have given away two goals in their last two games, including one against Juve, who have the best striking force in the competition.
Iachini has stressed the importance of improving their record on their travels as Brescia have won just once on the road this season.
"We must look ahead to Sunday,'' he said. "We take on a side that is below us in the table and we must stop the rot with regards to picking up points on the road."
Wednesday´s 1-0 defeat at Genoa dropped Bologna to the relegation zone with Omar Milanetto´s goal nine minutes from time denying them a share of the spoils.
"It´s a pity to have lost at Genoa but we must react immediately," said Bologna captain Marco Di Vaio. "We will have the support of our fans in order to take an important result at home."
Bologna coach Alberto Malesani will have all of his players available for the encounter with defender Daniele Portanova having recovered from a muscular injury.