Bologna vs Napoli: Preview, kick-off time and where to watch on TV and online – Serie A 2023/24

Napoli have dropped points in their last two Serie A matches but after a Champions League win, they will arrive in Bologna wanting to make up for lost time.

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Napoli will be eager to return to winning ways after dropping points in their last two Serie A fixtures when they travel up to Bologna this Sunday evening.

Prior to the international break, Rudi Garcia‘s side were beaten 2-1 at the Diego Armando Maradona by Lazio, despite boasting 22 shots to six. Frustrations continued for the Azzurri, when they drew 2-2 last time out in Serie A action away at Genoa, where goals from Giacomo Raspadori and Matteo Politano rescued a late point.

As for Bologna, they will be hoping to find the back of the net this Sunday, following Monday’s 0-0 draw away at Hellas Verona. The Gialloblu currently sit 9th in the Serie A standings, with two wins from four games.

Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in Champions League action against SC Braga. (@sscnapoli)

Bologna vs Napoli: Predicted line-ups

For Napoli, Rudi Garcia‘s side has no players either injured or suspended as of this moment, besides goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, who is set to return from a hand injury in the coming days.

Of course, the Partenopei played in the Champions League against Braga on Wednesday but as long as Amir Rrahmani is fit, a full squad should be available come Sunday. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is expected to return to the starting line-up after several appearances from the bench as he recovered from injury.

The Rossoblu will look to set up with Joshua Zirkzee spearheading the attack, with goalscoring midfielder Lewis Ferguson and Swedish international Jesper Karlsson in support. Defender Adama Soumaoro is still sidelined with a long-term injury, expected to be out until 2024, alongside Alexis Saelemaekers who is ruled out with an ankle injury.

Bologna predicted XI vs Napoli (4-2-3-1): Skorupski; Posch, Beukema, Lucumi, Kristiansen; Aebischer, Freuler; Orsolini, Feguson, Karlsson; Zirkzee

Napoli predicted XI vs Bologna (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Jesus, Olivera; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

Bologna vs Napoli: When does the Serie A fixture start?

Kick-off for Bologna vs Napoli in Serie A Matchday 5 is scheduled at 18:00 CEST, local time in Italy, on Sunday, September 24th.

If you’re watching in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:00 BST. In the United States, that is 12:00 EST / 09:00 PST.

Bologna vs Napoli: How to watch the Serie A fixture?

For fans in the US, you will be able to catch Bologna vs Napoli live on CBS Sports Network and Paramount+.

For those watching in the UK and Ireland, Bologna vs Napoli will be live on TNT Sports 1.

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